Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Nashville among top cities for STEM salaries

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 09, 2016

    Research by personal finance website ranks Nashville fifth out of the top 25 metros for STEM salaries nationwide. Nashville leads all cities in the ranking with a 5.3 percent income growth for STEM workers in 2014 – more than three times the national rate.

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  • Nashville among top 10 cities for growth and prosperity

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 02, 2016
    Research published by the Brookings Institution places the Nashville MSA fifth for growth and 10th for prosperity among the 100 largest U.S. metros over the last five years.

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  • East Nashville's Eastwood named No. 2 hottest neighborhood in U.S.

    by Alex Hubbard | Jan 29, 2016

    An East Nashville neighborhood was named the second-hottest neighborhood in the country by a real estate firm.

    Redfin, which bills itself as a next-generation real estate broker, predicted Eastwood would be the second hottest neighborhood for real estate in the country this year, just behind Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, based on affordability and charm, Redfin said on its website.

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  • 10 cities that are secretly great for tech grads

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 27, 2016
    Nashville is listed fifth on a new ranking of the best cities for recent tech grads to find a job after graduating. The ranking, compiled by business research company DataFox, was based on mentorship and networking opportunities, affordability and growth potential.

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  • 16 Top Destinations for 2016

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 25, 2016
    Nashville joins national and international hotspots such as Rome, Bermuda and Thailand as one of 16 destinations in the 2016 edition of the Forbes Travel Guide

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  • Destination of the Year

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 30, 2015
    Nashville was crowned "Destination of the Year" in Travel + Leisure magazine's annual Readers' Choice poll. Receiving nearly 15.8 percent of the votes -- nearly twice as many as second-place destination, Charleston -- Music City topped the list of international and domestic locations.

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  • Nashville a top city for businesses owned by women, millennials

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 11, 2015
    Among big cities nationwide, Nashville has one of the highest rates of millennial entrepreneurs, according to a new study by the Kauffman Foundation.

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  • 2015 Best-Performing Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 09, 2015
    The Milken Institute has released its 2015 "Best-Performing Cities" index, which ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The Nashville MSA takes the 18th spot.

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  • The Hottest U.S. Cities for 2016

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 04, 2015
    Nashville is on Business Insider's list of the hottest American cities for 2016. To compile this list, they looked at job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of each city's residents. They also considered each city's "coolness" factor.

    "Nashville may be known for its country-music scene, but these days the Southern city is much more than just a music town. It's becoming a focal point ...
  • The Hottest U.S. Markets in November 2015

    by Cicely Wedgeworth | Dec 02, 2015
    Nashville placed 11th on's list of the hottest housing markets for November 2015. The ranking was based on the country’s 300 largest markets in terms of housing supply (measured by days on market) and demand (measured by listing views on

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