Nashville-Area Rankings

  • The Best and Most Improved Housing Markets in America

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 13, 2016
    Nashville has the No. 1 metro housing market in the nation, according to a report published on The ranking is based on Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index, which includes the best and most improved housing markets across the U.S. Ranking No. 17 in the U.S., Tennessee’s housing market is the second-most improved in the survey.

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  • The Best Cities for Retirement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 07, 2016 ranked the best and worst cities for retirement for more than 200 cities using the following criteria: cost of living; crime rate (violent and property crimes); walkability; health care quality; state and local tax burden; personal well-being for seniors; weather (temperature and precipitation); and the vitality of the local cultural scene. Franklin ranked No. 3 and Nashville came in sixth.

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  • Nashville Ranked Fifth-best City in America

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 06, 2016
    Nashville is rated the No. 5 city in the United States, according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey announced today and available now on The new survey from Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities and islands to cruise lines, airlines, hotels and more. Cities are rated on sights/landmarks, culture, ...
  • Top 10 Cities Americans Are Moving To

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 23, 2016
    As reported on, Nashville is one of the top 10 cities Americans are moving to. The study is based on data from plus U.S. Census Bureau information.

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  • Best States for Retirement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 23, 2016
    Tennessee placed fourth in Kiplinger’s new report, "10 Best States for Retirement in 2016." According to their analysis, every major metro area in the state has lower-than-average living costs — especially for health care and taxes, which are particularly important to seniors. Overall cost of living in Tennessee is 2 percent below the national average.

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  • Most Dynamic U.S. Cities

    by Richard Bradley | Jun 22, 2016
    Nashville has been named to Worth Destinations' list of the most dynamic cities in the U.S. The list is based on research and evaluation of American cities, including the following criteria: civic leadership (e.g. collaboration between the mayor’s office and the chamber of commerce); quality of life (e.g. traffic, climate); business climate (e.g. taxes, zoning); sustainability (e.g. environmental consciousness, green spaces); entrepreneurial community and environment (e.g. VCs, incubators); cultural offerings ...
  • Small Business Friendliness

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 15, 2016
    Tennessee earned an A+ for small business friendliness in's national survey of small business owners.

    Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey has surveyed thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business. In 2016, more than 12,000 U.S. small business owners participated in the study.

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  • Top Cities for Employee Engagement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 09, 2016
    Market research and data firm Quantum Workplace surveyed more than 8,700 organizations in 47 cities across the United States and discovered which cities have the highest percentage of employees who feel truly professionally engaged in their workplaces. Nashville ranked sixth, with 71.2 percent employee engagement.

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  • Top Cities for Startup Growth

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 02, 2016

    Nashville was named as one of the top cities for startup growth, ranking No. 5 in a 2016 Kauffman Report, ahead of San Francisco and Boston.

    The ranking marks a leap from 2015, when the city was No. 9.

    The Kauffman report studied employment and revenue growth at companies in particular areas.
  • Top Cities for Creatives

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 31, 2016
    Using job data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and cost-of-living information from the Council for Community and Economic Research, financial research website SmartAsset ranked the top 10 U.S. cities for creative workers. Nashville comes in ninth. This is the second year SmartAsset has conducted this research; Nashville also ranked in their 2015 list.

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