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.

These Are the 8 Most Stunning Waterfalls in Tennessee
And don't worry: It's ok to go chasing waterfalls in the Volunteer State.
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
Best Places to Live in Tennessee
See what Tennessee offers in these 10 attractive communities

Population

6,451,365
Up by 5%
Chattanooga, TN
10 Reasons You Should Do Business in Chattanooga, TN
Why you should live, work and invest in this Tennessee city.
Shopping in Chattanooga, TN
Shopping in Chattanooga, TN
Downtown scenes, hip neighborhoods and convenience make shopping in Chattanooga a must.
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5 Towns Behind the Booze You're Drinking This Holiday Season
More specifically, the big five: rum, whiskey, vodka, tequila and gin.
Maury County, TN Attracts New Residents & Visitors
Why Maury County, TN Is a Great Place for Tourists, Residents Alike
Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers.

Business

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Business Climate
Maury County, TN Attracts New Residents & Visitors
Why Maury County, TN Is a Great Place for Tourists, Residents Alike
Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers.
Maury County, TN Attracts New Residents & Visitors
Why Maury County, TN Is a Great Place for Tourists, Residents Alike
Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers.

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$139,900
Higher than the national average
Nashville, TN Attracts Tourism
Nashville, TN Keeps Tourists Coming
Music City has made itself one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country.

chattanooga, tn
Chattanooga, TN’s Startup Scene Is On the Rise
In case you didn't hear: Gig City is the place to be for entrepreneurs.

Rutherford County, TN Attractions Bring Newcomers
Rutherford County, TN Attracts Newcomers With Great Neighborhoods, Attractions
Neighborhoods, venues, culture and attractions meld together to make Rutherford County highly desirable

Featured Cities

Rutherford County, TN Attractions Bring Newcomers
Rutherford County, TN Attracts Newcomers With Great Neighborhoods, Attractions
Neighborhoods, venues, culture and attractions meld together to make Rutherford County highly desirable
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

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

10 Reasons You Should Do Business in Chattanooga, TN
Why you should live, work and invest in this Tennessee city.

Shopping in Chattanooga, TN
Downtown scenes, hip neighborhoods and convenience make shopping in Chattanooga a must.

5 Towns Behind the Booze You're Drinking This Holiday Season
More specifically, the big five: rum, whiskey, vodka, tequila and gin.

Why Maury County, TN Is a Great Place for Tourists, Residents Alike
Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers.

Why Maury County, TN Is a Great Place for Tourists, Residents Alike
Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers.

Why Maury County, TN Is a Great Place for Tourists, Residents Alike
Affordable living and a high quality of life puts Maury County on the map for movers.

Nashville, TN Keeps Tourists Coming
Music City has made itself one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country.

Chattanooga, TN’s Startup Scene Is On the Rise
In case you didn't hear: Gig City is the place to be for entrepreneurs.

Rutherford County, TN Attracts Newcomers With Great Neighborhoods, Attractions
Neighborhoods, venues, culture and attractions meld together to make Rutherford County highly desirable

Rutherford County, TN Attracts Newcomers With Great Neighborhoods, Attractions
Neighborhoods, venues, culture and attractions meld together to make Rutherford County highly desirable

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.

Best Places to Live in Tennessee