Nashville is great, I moved here fourteen years ago, and I love it. The weather is fine, it just gets hot and humid in the summer, then we have random winter weather events that terrify everyone in town.
Shopping depends on what you want, and what you want to spend. You can go to any regular mall in town and find normal items, or you can go to Green Hills mall and shop at Tiffany and soon Nordstrom’s.
Employment, I’d say the biggest industry in town is the health care industry. I happen to work IT in healthcare.
You can get all sorts of food, our main food that we’re known for is hot fried chicken, especially Prince’s. Best southern food can be found at the many meat and threes, and the above recommendation for the Loveless is no lie, it’s great food. Just a decent hike from downtown.
Arts, we have nice museums, and then there’s the music of course. Make sure you try to get into The Bluebird for a writer’s night or open mic night, you’ll get to hear a lot of great music.