Best Places to Live

Nashville, TN

Population: 634,512
Jeff Adkins

Nashville, TN, plays host to more than just country music stars; it's also home to more than 10 colleges and universities, including the prestigious Vanderbilt University. But let's be honest, the true Nashville lure lays in the Music City label, and there's no better way to celebrate the Country Music capital then by heading to downtown's 2nd Avenue. There, city staples like Buffalo Billiards, Wildhorse Saloon and The Stage draw big crowds to their country-crooning doors. When students are done letting loose downtown, local favorites like the quaint Hillsboro Village beckon. The Village hosts a collection of neighborhood merchants, as well as Nashville gems like the Pancake Pantry. And while Vanderbilt offers its own set of sports teams for students, those who are looking for a higher-stakes game can catch one of Nashville's many professional sports teams, ranging from from football's Tennessee Titans to hockey's Nashville Predators.

Also, be sure to check out the food scene in Nashville, TN and learn about what it's really like to live here from a Nashville native.