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Overall Niche Grade
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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 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.
About Nashville...
Population
654,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$970
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
    745.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    303.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    631.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,806.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    380
    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
    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 honestly one of the greatest cities to experience. It's not for everyone to live in, but if you love live music, events, scenery, and good people, it's the place you want to be. While the cost of living has risen over the past decade because of popularity, there are some wonderful surrounding areas, such as Madison, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Brentwood, and Franklin, among others, that are affordable in price, and just a quick drive to the city. Of course, if I could change one thing about the city, it would be the housing market. It's unfortunate that a place, say, in SE Nashville, costs just as much as it does closer to the heart of town. You're paying not only for a roof over your head, but also a city experience. Those people that don't go out, however, are the ones that suffer. It's unfortunate, but it's also worth it if you know what all Nashville has to offer!
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I’ve only lived here for 2 years but it’s been very nice to be close to so many things. I even met my girlfriend here so it holds many good memories. The traffic is only bad at certain times/directions, so if you pay attention and look for patterns you’ll be able to plan your commutes accordingly for the best travel time. All the restaurants in average are very high quality, some more than others, and mostly fair pricing for the portions you’re served. Some of the parking prices are outrageous but there are lots you can find that are fair pricing and even free. It’s a busy town with its own inevitable flaws but it’s a really nice place to live!
Nashville is a great city to be in. Even if you're just visiting, it's guaranteed to be a favorite. It has so many different activities to do, especially music related. And the food can't be beat, there's so many different kinds and you're sure to find a sure fire favorite! The living is nice, you pay for what you get. Currently my apartment is within walking distance of so much, especially centennial park a personal favorite of mine. It holds the Parthenon, a must visit if visiting for the first time! Nashville's atmosphere just can't be beat, from the friendly faces and people, to the awesome scenery and upbeat vibe, it's destined to be the perfect place for you.