Nashville August 17, 2018
11 Of The Most Frustrating Moments Every Nashvillian Has Experienced At Least Once
If you live in Nashville, you know our city is downright close to perfect. We’re located in a gorgeous central location, making it easy to take vacations and even easier to fall in love with the mountains to the east and the river to the west. Still, every city has a couple of rough spots, and we’d be lying if we said there aren’t certain things about our homeland that frustrate us a bit – here are a few of them!
11. Highway 24 in the morning.
Or anytime, really. We feel for the folks that have to crawl their way into downtown via this ultra-clogged interstate.
10. The line at Mas Tacos.
Is there anything more frustrating than a line around the building when your belly is screaming for $3 tacos?!
9. CMA Fest…
Locals HATE this annual downtown tradition. The city drowns in tourists every June, so much so that a large number of downtown businesses allow their employees to work-from-home to avoid the massive traffic and crowds.
8. Those rental prices!
Since 2013, Nashville has been on a constant upward trajectory and so have the rental prices. It's almost cheaper to buy nowadays than spend New York prices on a Nashville duplex.
7. Springtime allergies are HEINOUS.
If you have a tendency towards seasonal allergies, then springtime in Tennessee can be debilitating. The city is even touted as an "Allergy Capital" in the US.
6. Where's that public transportation…?
Oh wait. There is none. Which means you better have a car or live close to work because it's not easy to make it across town using the bus system - be prepared to spend HOURS round-trip.
5. Whenever it snows…
…the city falls apart. It doesn't happen often enough for Nashvillians to get used to driving in icy or snowy conditions, so we'd recommend you just stay home.
4. We may be Music City, but our national tours?
Tend to be incredibly expensive. Plan to trek it out-of-state if you're looking to see Taylor Swift or Beyonce, because the prices at Bridgestone are CRAZY expensive in Nashville.
3. That hipster coffee culture?
We have a massive coffee scene here in Nashville, but sometimes you don't want to know about the origin of your organic beans or spend $10 on it - can we just have a cup, black?!
2. Nashville doesn't invest in sidewalks.
It makes it pretty awkward when you're trying to walk your dog on the road. There are some neighborhoods with sidewalks (pictured above), sure, but a large number don't boast the neighborhood safety feature.
1. That ol' bbq debate.
Tennessee has the best bbq - hands down. Now we can all move on.
Here’s something that’s NOT super frustrating – a delicious trek to the tropics with a visit to
this newly opened Nashville tiki bar.