Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Most Affordable Big Cities in the U.S.

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 21, 2014
    Kiplinger ranks Nashville at No. 4 on their list of the most affordable big cities in America. The ranking is based on household incomes, home values, unemployment and overall cost of living for the 10 U.S. cities with populations above 250,000. 

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  • Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

    by Claire Cain Miller | Oct 20, 2014
    When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think ...
  • Most Giving Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 06, 2014

    A new Journal of Philanthropy study shows Nashville is among the top five giving cities in the U.S.

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  • Fastest-growing large cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 24, 2014
    Nashville is the nation’s 52nd fastest-growing city -- and 12th fastest-growing among cities with populations of 300,000 or more, according to a analysis.

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  • Baby Boomtowns: The U.S. Cities Attracting the Most Families

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 12, 2014
    Nashville ranked ninth on's list of where new families are being formed most rapidly. For the study, researchers examined data on the changes in the number of 5- to 14-year-olds since 2000 in the nation’s 52 largest metropolitan statistical areas.

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  • Best Cities for Employee Engagement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 11, 2014
    Nashville ranked third among cities with the most engaged employees, according to data from Quantum Workplace and reported by To determine where employees across the country feel the most and least engaged, Quantum Workplace looked at the data collected for 41 cities as part of America’s 2013 Best Places to Work initiative. Cities with 70 or more companies participating in Best Places To Work were ranked from most to ...
  • Leading Locations

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 08, 2014
    Nashville is ranked 14th overall and No. 5 for economic strength (out of 379 U.S. MSAs) in Area Development magazine's "Leading Locations" study.

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  • 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 06, 2014

    Business Facilities magazine has released a new report that ranks the states' business climates. Tennessee comes in at No. 4. Click here to read the full article.

    In a related report, Business Facilities also ranks the Nashville International Airport (BNA) as the fourth fastest-growing metro airport.

  • Friendliest Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 05, 2014
    Readers of Condé Nast Traveler have again voted Nashville one of the friendliest cities in the magazine's annual poll.

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  • Best Places for Business and Careers

    by Kurt Badenhausen | Jul 23, 2014 ranks Nashville 10th in the nation in its 16th annual "Best Places for Business and Careers" listing. To determine the ranking, researchers compared every U.S. metro area on factors such as cost of doing business, number of college graduates and projected annual job growth.

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