3 cities in central Tennessee on the “best places to live” list

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Nashville has been one of the fastest growing areas of the country over the past decade, and now several of the cities in the Nashville metro area are recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States. .

Money released its annual list of “best places to live” for 2021, and three cities in mid-Tennessee were among the top 50.

The list takes into account nearly 100 different metrics organized into nine different categories:

  • Cost of life
  • Economic opportunity
  • The diversity
  • Education
  • Fun (aka amenities)
  • Health and security
  • Housing market
  • Income and personal finances
  • Quality of life

In addition to several other minimum qualifications, a list of candidates of approximately 1,300 towns and villages has been compiled. Of these, three cities in the Nashville area were among the best.

Franklin was the only representative from Tennessee to make the top 10, placing third. This is a step up from the city’s ranking of eighth on the 2020 list.

Money cites Franklin’s rapidly growing population, low tax rates, high median household income, and long list of festivals and activities as their reasoning for praise.

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The next step for the Tennessee delegation is Hendersonville, arriving at n ° 16. The “City by the Lake” has many parks, marinas and campgrounds that offer plenty of outdoor entertainment..

Finally, to complete the representation of the voluntary State in the top 50, La Vergne. The County town of Rutherford is in the middle of the top 50 field, placing 26th overall.

La Vergne’s recent growth, coupled with its lower median house price and more quaint atmosphere compared to other major cities, earned him a spot in the front row.

So, to recap:

  • # 3 – Franklin
  • # 16 – Hendersonville
  • N ° 26 – La Vergne

The Minnesota town of Chanhassen won first place in this year’s ranking. The suburb of Minneapolis sports a small town feel close to a big city, according to Money.

To complete the top five with Chanhassen and Franklin:

  • # 2 – Carmel, Indiana
  • # 4 – Flower Mound, Texas
  • # 5 – Ashburn, Virginia

To see the full list of the top 50, CLICK HERE.


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