Nashville-Area Rankings

  • 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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  • Best Counties to Live in Tennessee

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 12, 2014
    The real estate site Movoto ranked five Middle Tennessee counties in the top 10 best counties to live in Tennessee. The site used metrics on unemployment, household income, home prices, commute times and graduation rate, among other factors, when formulating the rankings for all 95 counties in Tennessee. Davidson County came in ninth on the list, Rutherford County in fifth, Wilson County in fourth, Sumner County in third and Williamson ...
  • Top U.S. Business Climates

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 03, 2014
    Site Selection magazine ranked all 50 U.S. states based on the strength of their business climates. Tennessee ranked seventh.

    For the ranking, site selectors' most important criteria included transportation and utility infrastructure, ease of permitting and regulatory procedures, existing workforce base, state and local taxes and availability of incentives.

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  • 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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