It's another scorching Southern summer, and the Nashville region's national accolades are turning up the heat. Here are some of our recent favorites.
The U.S. Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2016
Forbes.com researchers analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data to determine the cities creating the most jobs in the business and professional service sector. Nashville ranks No. 1, with business service employment growth of 47.2 percent since 2010 to 152,700 jobs, including 7.7 percent growth last year alone.
The Best and Most Improved Housing Markets in America
Nashville has the No. 1 metro housing market in the nation, according to a report published on livability.com. 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. Tennessee's housing market is the second-most improved in the survey, ranking 17th nationally.
Tech Talent Growth Rate
Nashville has the second-strongest tech talent growth rate in North America, according to CBRE Group, Inc.'s annual report, "Scoring Tech Talent," which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. As the home of digital entertainment and music applications, the Nashville market has increased its tech tenant labor pool by 67.9 percent over the past five years.
The Best Cities for Retirement
Bankrate.com ranked the best and worst cities for retirement for more than 200 cities using the following criteria: cost of living; crime rate; walkability; health care quality; state and local tax burden; personal well-being for seniors; weather; and the vitality of the local cultural scene. Franklin ranked No. 3 and Nashville came in sixth.
America's Best Cities
Nashville was rated the No. 5 city in the United States by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Cities were ranked on sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping and value.