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.

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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%
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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.
View of the Smoky Mountains
Things to Do in Kingsport, TN
Top attractions, recreation areas and events in Kingsport, TN
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Why Gallatin, TN is a Great Place to Live
Good economy, strong education and attractions lead the way
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The 8 Best Cities for Your Wild Bachelorette Weekend
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Business

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Business Climate
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Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities have ones that can rival the biggest
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Living in Spring Hill, TN
Learn more about Spring Hill, TN and what makes it one of the best places to live in the Volunteer State.

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$139,900
Higher than the national average
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The 5 Best Burgers in Nashville
Move over hot chicken: Nashville's burger scene is just as kickin'.

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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.

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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.

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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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From chefs to fashion designers, Nashville's growing creative class is redefining Music City.

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Good economy, strong education and attractions lead the way

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Nashville isn't just a great place to spot famous musicians, you can also dine at their fabulous restaurants.

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Nashville isn't just a great place to spot famous musicians, you can also dine at their fabulous restaurants.

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Williamson County, TN Health and Wellness
Local medical community is talented, diverse

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Superb amenities adding up to an excellent quality of life

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Recreation, wellness center and events continue to grow in Dickson County

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Manufacturer begins production in 2016

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Dickson County students have several learning opportunities

Williamson County, TN Tops Nation for Job Growth
Officials credit diverse economy for success.

Williamson County, TN Tops Nation for Job Growth
Officials credit diverse economy for success.

Best Places to Live in Tennessee