Best Places to Live in Tennessee

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What you need to know about Tennessee

From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, Tennessee offers bucolic communities where country music stars retreat and bustling urban centers showcase southern culture and innovation. The best places to live in Tennessee include Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Music, health care, automobile manufacturing and tourism drive the state’s economy. Residents here cheer for college sports teams from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt and pro teams like the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Memphis Grizzlies.

This is the Best City In Tennessee for Quirky Attractions
And no: It's not Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Tennessee
Or, how you get the most bang for your Tennessee buck
10 Things to Do in Tennessee
Discover attractions, events and experiences in Tennessee with this list of the best things to do in the Volunteer State.
Best Places to Live in Tennessee
See what Tennessee offers in these 10 attractive communities

Population

6,451,365
Up by 5%
 Caddis Interactive
Williamson County Technology Sector Grows
Digital community grows & connects
Franklin Main Street Festival
Highlights of Williamson County TN's Arts and Culture Scene
From galleries to festivals, add a little artistry to your life with these must-dos and must-sees.
Sky Zone in Franklin, Tennessee.
Best Adventures in Williamson County, TN
Customized tips for exploring the county

Business

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Business Climate

Housing

Homes Owned 67%
67% Complete
Homes Rented 33%
33% Complete

Median Home Price

$139,900
Higher than the national average
Williamson County Homes
Williamson County Towns Offer Good Home Values, Diverse Price Points and Options
County's communities offer distinctly different real estate options

Moody's Tire and Auto Service in Franklin, TN
Williamson Family Businesses Thrive
Several successful local business teams span generations

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Top Employers in Oak Ridge, TN
Leading companies include Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Featured Cities

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The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
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Best Donuts in the U.S.
The Best Donuts in the U.S. Might Be in Nashville
Just when Music City thought it had it all, a bakery appeared in 2015 that brought a new wave of treats to an already sweet food scene.
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Nashville's Creative Class is Taking Music City to the Next Level
From chefs to fashion designers, Nashville's growing creative class is redefining Music City.

Median Household Income

$44,621
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 24%
24% Complete
Graduated High School 85%
85% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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Williamson County Technology Sector Grows
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Highlights of Williamson County TN's Arts and Culture Scene
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Customized tips for exploring the county

Williamson County Towns Offer Good Home Values, Diverse Price Points and Options
County's communities offer distinctly different real estate options

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Several successful local business teams span generations

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Leading companies include Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
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Nashville's Creative Class is Taking Music City to the Next Level
From chefs to fashion designers, Nashville's growing creative class is redefining Music City.

Things to Do in Kingsport, TN
Top attractions, recreation areas and events in Kingsport, TN

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Good economy, strong education and attractions lead the way

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The 5 Best Burgers in Nashville
Move over hot chicken: Nashville's burger scene is just as kickin'.

7 Nashville Restaurants Owned by Famous Musicians
Nashville isn't just a great place to spot famous musicians, you can also dine at their fabulous restaurants.

7 Nashville Restaurants Owned by Famous Musicians
Nashville isn't just a great place to spot famous musicians, you can also dine at their fabulous restaurants.

The 5 Best Places to Spot Celebrities in Nashville
Music City is chock-full of famous people, and here are some places you're likely to bump into them.

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A 30-year retrospective on the county's livability highlights

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Best Places to Live in Tennessee