Recent Rankings

Nashville: The Best Market to Buy a Home

Nashville is the #1 (large cities) and #3 (all cities) Best Market to Buy a Home in 2023 according to WalletHub.


Nash No.9 on Top 10 Places for Young Professionals to Live

Nashville Ranks #9 on Forbes’ Top 10 Places for Young Professionals to Live. 


TN Ranks 5th Best Economies for Residents

Tennessee ranks #5 on CNBC’s list of the top 10 states that are running America's best economies for residents. To determine which states have the best economies, CNBC looked at overall economic growth and annual job growth on a percentage basis, as well as the health of state finances. They also look at the overall health of the housing market and measure the breadth of each state’s economy by looking at how many major corporations are headquartered there. And, in 2023, they are evaluating the entrepreneurial economy based on new business formations.


Nashville 5th Best U.S. City for Starting a Career

The study evaluated cost of living, job opportunity, and quality of life.


Nashville #2 for Top Meeting Destination

Cvent ranks Nashville #2 on their 2023 Top Meeting Destinations in North America list.

Three Nashville hotels ranked on Cvent's Top 10 Meeting Hotels in North America list. Grand Hyatt Nashville clinched the No. 1 spot, followed by Omni Nashville at No. 2 and Renaissance Nashville Hotel at No. 9. 


Vanderbilt 13th Best National University

Vanderbilt Named #13 Best National University by U.S. News.

U.S. News

BNA in Top 10 Best US Airport Foods

BNA is in the Top 10 Best U.S. Airports for Food- #8.

Food & Wine

​Nashville #3 Best City for Pet Owners

Nashville is the #3 Best City for Pet Owners. Nashville came in at #3 with a score of 93.14 out of 100. 


Music City #15 for Most Self-Employed

Nashville ranks #15 in the country for the most self-employed, with 12.5% of the total population being self-employed. Nashville solopreneurship has grown 39% since 2016, according to the study. 

Chamber of Commerce Team

Hottest Job Market: Nashville, TN

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nashville was the #1 Hottest Job Market in the Country for 2022. The WSJ study was done in conjunction with Moody’s Analytics, which looked at the unemployment rate, labor-force participation rate, changes to employment levels, the size of the labor force and wages in 2022 in about 380 metro areas. 


Nashville is No. 15 Big City Where Salaries Can Go the Furthest

Nashville is the No. 15 U.S. city where your salary goes the furthest. To see how much $100,000 is actually worth in different parts of the country, SmartAsset compared the after-tax income in 76 of the largest U.S. cities and then adjusted those figures for the cost of living in each place.


Net Migration: Nashville ranks 6th Among Gen Z

Nashville ranks sixth in the country in net migration among Gen Z. Today's Homeowner analyzed data from the 2021 census' one-year American Community Survey. There were 11,138 who moved to Nashville, while 4,462 moved out, giving the city a net gain of 6,676.

Today's Homeowner

Nashville Listed 5th in “The South’s Best Cities” List

Southern Living ranked Nashville #5 on its list of “The South’s Best Cities.”

Southern Living

Nashville #1 Market to Watch in 2023

Nashville is listed as the top real estate market to watch in 2023. PWC notes, “The pandemic has reinforced the dominance of the “magnet” markets with nine of the top 10 markets to watch in the warmer Sun Belt region. Some Sun Belt markets are experiencing growing pains, and “big city” problems are coming to these markets known for their affordability and quality of life after years of continuous economic and population growth."


Nashville #8 in Markets for Multifamily Investment

Nashville named #8 on Top 10 Markets for Multifamily Investment for the First Half of 2023.


Nashville Named 10th Most Stable Housing Market

Construction Coverage named Nashville the 10th most stable housing market of 53 large U.S. metros based on their national study. Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, and Franklin areas came in at number 10, closely behind the Washington, D.C. area.

Construction Coverage

Tennessee is the 3rd Best State to Succeed in Business

The study analyzed nine metrics divided across three categories: workforce and consumer habits; business culture; and financial climate. This included factors such as where educated workers are moving, the startup survival rate, GDP growth and income tax burden.  


Three TN Zip Codes Named 2022’s ‘Hottest’

Clarksville (#1), Murfreesboro (#10), and Gallatin (#17) named 2022 "hottest" zip codes according to the number of people buying homes.


TN ranked 6th growth state in U-Haul 2022 Index

Tennessee ranked as the #6 growth state in U-Haul's annual index. The index looks at one-way moves using U-Haul from state to state.


Nashville in Top 30 Affordable Holiday Destinations

Nashville ranked in the top 30 most affordable holiday destinations in the U.S. for 2022, coming in at Number 28. 


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