gogators wrote:thickfreakness wrote:BlankC wrote:Philo38 wrote:1: You are going to want to get a car
and 2: Nashville is definitely not redneck. Certainly, you will meet some rednecks in your day to day if your out and about, but that is probably true of most places. In general, Nashville has been able to support a very good variety of posh/modern/trendy restaurants right along with its honky-tonks. And I assure you there are plenty of liberals in the Vandy area.
Look at it this way, recently we got an all-male strip club called "arrow". I'm just saying, a town that can sustain that can't be too conservative right?
Not gunna lie. Nashville just gained a little more of my [strike]interest[/strike]... regard.
A shame about the car thing, though. Sounds like I'll have to re-learn how to drive. Thanks for the info about the Nashville atmosphere, much appreciated.
Honestly, one of the Vandy trolls (Observationalist) says that he's made it 3 years with no car, but you just have to live pretty close to the school. He's said that there's a couple of bus routes that are fairly standard and reliable that can get you to the main areas you'll need to be.
I have a few friends who don't have cars here and they get along just fine. It's really not necessary. The bus system doesn't have all too many runs, but it runs on time.
Yeah if you live anywhere right by school or down on the Number 7 line (where I live) and you'll be fine without a car. I've been slowly convincing my friends over the last few years to take the bus when we go out... it's free for Vandy grad students wherever and whenever you want to take it, so seriously look at the bus routes regardless of whether you have a car. [Reminder to Vandy 1Ls on this thread: stop cabbing to go out and take the bus for free. You're wasting two pitchers at Paradise Park every night you go out because you're too lazy to go to http://www.nashvillemta.org and click on the bus schedules.]
I will point out that I do, however, have a car that I use from time to time. It got its greatest use during OCI 2L year when I wanted to minimize walking around in a suit in the August heat. Now I use it generally whenever friends come to visit. If you live at 20& Grand, Adelecia, Barbizon, University Square, or Bristol on Broadway, you are less than a 5-minute walk to the law school and right on the Number 7 line which takes you down to Harris Teeter/Whole Foods/Trader Joes for food and Green Hills Mall for your other shopping needs.
Sorry for sounding like an infomercial on public transportation... I'll stop now.