If you're moving to Nashville, and can afford it, stay on the West side. Bellevue or Bellemeade area. Safest and cleanest side of town. Lot less unsavory "gangs" and drug trafficking as well. Generally, it is a nice neighborhood. I was born in Nashville. But I moved to a small town about 50 miles away. Grew up there and loved the simple life and scenery. And damn do I miss the sweet smelling, clean air. Moved back here about 5 years ago. I like the West side. It isn't super urban and you can almost forget you're in a city. Cities just don't do it for me. I like nature and a bit of peace. I could never live closer to the city proper.