A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Nashville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    724
    283
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    77
    41
  • Robbery
    297
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    680
    500
  • Theft
    2,759
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,891
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Nashville is a small town big city. Chances are you will know everyone (at least through someone/common connections). We have amazing food, awesome live music almost everywhere, and great universities. We have great hockey and football teams (pro) and amazing college basketball and baseball. We do not have a mass transit system in place yet but traffic conditions are improving. We are experiencing a job and population boom (not to mention super low/nonexistent income tax)so new buildings are popping up everywhere, it isn’t very difficult to get hired right out of college. East Nashville is home to the hipsters, historic homes, and good food. Around west end/21st avenue/Hillsboro village is college town. The gulch is super fun for bar hopping. There are some fun family activities and lakes on the east side of Nashville out in the suburbs. There is always something new to do in here. Our police force is fantastic and our crime rate is very low. Once you visit most don't want to leave!
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Nashville is a beautiful city, with many things to do. I love that this multicultural gem can offer everything that you could ever want or need. With its delicious food, great music, and good family fun, Nashville is far from ordinary. Unfortunately, traveling to Nashville can be a struggle. With all of it's tourist and locals rooming the city, can leave one sitting in traffic for what seems like an eternity, not to mention the potholed filled roads! However, if potholes, traffic, and an endless search for parking doesn't is not problem, Nashville is your place for a eventful time.
I would like to see better options for public transportation. There is a vote coming up for a multi-billion dollar project, a rail system all over the city. I believe we should do something else, such as add many more buses. I will vote against the rails, just too much money.

I'm disappointed in the government at the moment because our own mayor was involved in a dirty scandal and stepped down, so now we have to vote for a new one on May 1.

There is no end to the Nashville Hot Chicken, restaurants to please everyone, even the pickiest people in the family!

Crime rate is pretty high these days, and I'm hoping someone will tackle this problem.

Overall, the city is just so much FUN, I'm willing to deal with the other problems. I've been here since 2003 and will never leave. I'd recommend Nashville to anyone!