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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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+
Nashville is a city in Tennessee with a population of 660,062. Nashville is in Davidson County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Nashville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nashville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Nashville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Nashville are above average.
About Nashville...
Population
660,062

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    721.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    308.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    528.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,034
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    448.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Nashville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,873
National
$55,322
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I've been a resident of Nashville for almost three years now (born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA). Nashville is no doubt an "it city", with at one time close to 100 people moving here a day! It's also Music City, and that's not just some silly nickname. As a working musician who's played in different areas around the country, I can say with complete certainty that Nashville's music scene is unlike any other, with a very open arms approach to upcoming artists either local or transient. Live music of all sorts every day of the week across all areas of the city at multiple top level venues. This is Music City.

Aside from the music and arts scene, this is also a city that prides itself on its many outdoors attractions. Biking/walking trails throughout the city along with wonderful parks of all sizes are extremely welcoming as well as a great reprieve from the sometimes overbearing hustle and bustle of downtown.
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Nashville is a fast-growing city with plenty going on! If you're a big fan of art, especially music (especially pop country and rock) you'll probably enjoy it. Nashville is also diversifying quickly, which is great in my book! That said, the class disparity is obvious - it's also a racially divided city. Grassroots organizers and local institutions collaborate to make this city the best city that it can be, but it still has a ways to go before we have achieved equity - it's still a southern city with an established identity that so many people are holding onto tightly. It's conservative Christian roots are prominent, which some people may love and others dislike. Even having been raised in the rural south, I still found it off-putting when ads for rooms for rent stated they were in search of someone Christian or who was "culturally similar" (this also has some racial and LGBTQ unfriendly undertones too). Oh! The traffic is worse than many larger cities! But the hot chicken tho.
Nashville is the most welcoming city with the most interesting people! There are some posers, but the locals are especially amazing and colorful! The opportunities here are endless, especially when wanting to explore the music scene. You may think it is just country music, but that is definitely wrong! There is so much to offer here. The only downside is limited space and prices are rising incredibly. Very hard to live here, and crime is rising, but it is extremely fun!