Hello there Jen! Happy to see you have joined the Nashville.com Forum!
According to Salary.com, the cost of living in Nashville, TN is 3.8% higher when compared to Huntsville, AL. Nashville has certainly earned impressive accolades in the areas of economic development and strength, best performing cities, and perhaps most notable, Expansion Management magazine ranked Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro MSA for the second year in a row No. 1 in the “America’s 50 Hottest Cities” category. For someone like yourself considering a move to Nashville, this should be music to your ears! Want more? In June 2006, Kiplinger magazine published an articled titled "50 Smart Places to Live". According to Kiplinger, the rankings were based on an ideal city which is fun, vibrant and affordable and their top pick was Nashville!
Employment....Here are just a few names of corporate headquarters located in the area: Bridgestone/Firestone, Caterpillar Financial, Central Parking Corporation, Gaylord Entertainment Co., Nissan, HCA, Caremark, Dollar General, and LP.
Best of luck to you!