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%
Chattanooga TN
Why Chattanooga, TN Is One of the Best Places to Live
Natural beauty, a thriving arts scene and a business climate ripe for entrepreneurship.
Brentwood TN
Why Brentwood, TN is a Great Place to Live
Located just 12 miles south of Nashville, Brentwood offers suburban living with and bounty of amenities
Centennial Park, Nashville TN
What It's Really Like Living in Nashville
Get an insider's look at what it's like to live in Nashville and what you need to know.
Franklin TN Business Caddis Digital Marketing Agency
Williamson County Technology Sector Grows
Digital community grows & connects

Business

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Business Climate
Franklin TN 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.

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$139,900
Higher than the national average
Sky Zone in Franklin, Tennessee.
Best Adventures in Williamson County, TN
Customized tips for exploring the county

Featured Cities

Nolensville TN Neighborhoods
Williamson County Towns Offer Good Home Values, Diverse Price Points and Options
County's communities offer distinctly different real estate options
Franklin TN Business: Moody's Tire & Auto Service
Williamson Family Businesses Thrive
Several successful local business teams span generations
Oak Ridge, TN Employers
Top Employers in Oak Ridge, TN
Leading companies include Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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

More About Tennessee Cities

Why Chattanooga, TN Is One of the Best Places to Live
Natural beauty, a thriving arts scene and a business climate ripe for entrepreneurship.

Why Brentwood, TN is a Great Place to Live
Located just 12 miles south of Nashville, Brentwood offers suburban living with and bounty of amenities

What It's Really Like Living in Nashville
Get an insider's look at what it's like to live in Nashville and what you need to know.

Williamson County Technology Sector Grows
Digital community grows & connects

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.

Best Adventures in Williamson County, TN
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

Williamson Family Businesses Thrive
Several successful local business teams span generations

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

Best Places for Live Music in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville's best live music venues include The Bluebird Cafe, Exit/In, City Winery, and more.

The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.

The Best Donuts in the U.S. Might Be in Nashville
Just when Music City thought it had it all, a bakery appeared that brought a new wave of treats to an already sweet food scene.

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

Why Gallatin, TN is a Great Place to Live
Good economy, strong education and attractions lead the way

The 8 Best Cities for Your Wild Bachelorette Weekend
Get your little black dresses and plastic crowns ready: It's wedding season!

Top 10 Summer Music Festivals in Smaller Cities 2016
Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities have ones that can rival the biggest

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.

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.

Best Places to Live in Tennessee