I grew up in Murfreesboro, TN lived there 28 years. It is about 30 minutes drive from Nashville. Spent alot of time at the River Front Park and Opryland (closed now) as a kid. Great area to live in and raise kids. Not sure I would want to live downtown. I would look at surrounding areas LaVergne, Smyrna, Franklin, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Brentwood. I'll have to agree the night life rocks, and Nashville even has the Titans now (this season wasn't so good). Good luck on your move!