Nashville – 2021 Best Places to Live

Despite recent events such as the March 2020 tornado and the ongoing pandemic; Nashville has shown its resiliency. According to Today, “The Music City has been ranked in the Top 10 Cities to Live After the Pandemic.” also ranked Nashville as one of the 10th fastest-growing metros in the U.S.1

Nashville has another ranking to be proud of as it was ranked 30th in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live in 2020-2021.

 “Nashville is famous for the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, aka the Mother Church of Country Music, and twangy honky-tonks. But music is just a byproduct of the larger city culture. Music City is home to a community fiercely driven by a desire to create. Ask people what they do, and it’s likely they live in the area to help build something new,” the magazine wrote. 2

 The rankings are determined on several dynamics such as job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration rankings. Nashville’s score was a 6.9 out of 10 overall. 2

 U.S. News & World Report’s analyzed 150 metro areas in the U.S. to determine which are the best places to live. Below is Nashville’s scorecard:

  • Job Market – 6.8
  • Value – 7.2
  • Quality of Life – 6.0
  • Desirability – 7.6
  • Net Migration – 7.7

Here are the Music City’s overall rankings:

  • 30th in Best Places to Live
  • 12th in Best Places to Retire
  • 1st in Best Places to Live in Tennessee
  • 25th in Fastest-Growing Places