Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Best College Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 17, 2014
    Personal finance website WalletHub.com has ranked Nashville the ninth-best large college city in the nation.

    WalletHub ranked 280 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics such as crime rate, cost of living and quality of education to find the cities and towns that offer the best combination of academic, social and economic environments.

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  • Nashville Recognized by NerdWallet for Strong Economic Performance in 2014

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 17, 2014

    NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy and literacy website, has recognized Nashville, Tennessee for its strong performance in analyses on homeownership, cost of living and entrepreneurship.

    In NerdWallet’s analysis of the Best Cities for Homeownership, the Nashville metropolitan area ranked fifth among large metro areas with a population increase of 1.6% and homeownership costs at 32.1% of median monthly household incomes. Nashville also earned a number of other rankings from NerdWallet this ...
  • Best Big Cities for Entertainment

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 10, 2014
    Nashville is on Vocativ.com's top-10 list of the best big cities for entertainment. To determine the ranking, researchers looked at the cost of entertainment, number of concerts, amount of venues and presence of professional sports teams.

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  • America's Most Attractive People

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 03, 2014
    Nashville came in at No. 7 on Travel + Leisure magazine's list of cities with the most attractive residents.

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  • The 15 Top Cities For Single Women

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 02, 2014
    DatingAdvice.com named Nashville to its list of the best U.S. cities for single women. To determine the ranking, researchers looked at the population data of major U.S. cities, including the total numbers, the percentage of men, the percentage of women and the amount of single men compared to the amount of single women.

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  • The 15 Hottest U.S. Cities for 2015

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 19, 2014
    Business Insider named Nashville to its list of the 15 hottest U.S. cities for 2015. Factors determining the list included job and population growth, affordability, livability, health and well-being of residents, and the level of innovative and "cool" factors helping each city stand out.

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  • Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 19, 2014
    To determine the best cities for young entrepreneurs, personal finance site NerdWallet looked cities across the country and measured factors including access to funding, opportunities for networking and mentorship, the state of the local economy and the overall cost of living. Nashville ranked 19th.

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  • Great Cities for Starting a Small Business

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 18, 2014
    Nashville ranked third on MSN Money's list of 10 great U.S. cities for starting a business. To determine the ranking, researchers examined factors such as costs of living and doing business, number of small businesses per 10,000 people, small business resources and unemployment rate.

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  • America's Favorite Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 17, 2014
    In the eighth annual "America's Favorite Cities" survey, readers of Travel + Leisure rated Nashville No. 1 for concerts, music scene, friendliness and girlfriend getaways; No. 2 for bars; No. 3 for festivals and dive bars; No. 4 for people-watching and hip/cool people; and No. 5 for safety and barbecue.

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  • Best Places to Spend Christmas

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 13, 2014
    Nashville was listed as one of Travel + Leisure magazine's favorite places to spend Christmas. The magazine selected 30 destinations from around the world.

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