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.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Tennessee
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Best Places to Live in Tennessee
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Population

6,451,365
Up by 5%
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Business

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Business Climate
Incline Railway Chattanooga
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Saint Thomas Heart within Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN
Williamson County, TN Health & Wellness
Local medical community is talented, diverse

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$139,900
Higher than the national average
Lake Melton Park in Oak Ridge, TN
Why Oak Ridge, TN is a Great Place to Live
Superb amenities adding up to an excellent quality of life

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

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Dickson County students have several learning opportunities

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Officials credit diverse economy for success.

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Officials credit diverse economy for success.

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Williamson County dining options range from upscale to down home

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Or, how you get the most bang for your Tennessee buck

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Or, how you get the most bang for your Tennessee buck

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Or, how you get the most bang for your Tennessee buck

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Best Places to Live in Tennessee