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  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+
Nashville is a city in Tennessee with a population of 654,187. Nashville is in Davidson County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Nashville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nashville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Nashville and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Nashville...
Population
654,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    746
    283
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    73
    41
  • Robbery
    303
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    631
    500
  • Theft
    2,807
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    380
    284
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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
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    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
$52,858
National
$55,322
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Nashville Reviews

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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! Its diversity sets it apart from all other cities.
Nashville is known for its country music, great food, friendly people and HBCU's.
Did you know it is home to Fisk University and Tennessee State University and Princess Hot Chicken? Voted the best hot chicken shack in the U.S. 2 years in a row. Now let me tell you about Nashvillians.
Nashvillians are down home, laid back and all around friendly people. When I pass a Nashvillian on the street, you can be sure that I will get a friendly "hi" or "can I help you". I can see why so many people are flocking to live there.
The only downside to Nashville is its traffic. Due to the onset of new people moving there, it takes a considerable amount of time to get from point A to point B.
To summarize, Nashville positives out ways any of its negatives. It is a great place to visit and live. This needs to make it on everyones things to do list. It will be well worth the trip.
Nashville is a wonderful city for entrepreneurs, dreamers, and seekers alike. It offers such a wide variety of community, culture, and opportunity. It is an especially unique city that fosters creative growth and allows artists to pursue and establish their dreams. Not only is it an excellent place to be a young professional, it also caters towards families and retired populations.

If there is one thing I would improve about this city, it would be for there to be an increased amount of minorities moving in and feeling welcomed and able to thrive here!