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Nashville is the place to be—and do. Roughly 100 people a day are moving into Music City, making it the 10th fastest growing city in the United States with a population of at least 1 million. It’s both the lyrical charm of the southern metropolis as well as the booming job market that’s luring people. Nashville has become a hub for the healthcare, IT, banking, and transportation industries.
And an added bonus: the cost of living is well below the national average. Meanwhile, the migration influx has spurred an urban development boom that is striving to intentionally integrate office, retail, dining, outdoor, and residential spaces, so residents really can have it all in one place.
Its economy experienced some of the nation’s healthiest growth in 2022, while it ranked second in job creation for the decade from 2010 to 2019. Music City has the highest concentration of music industry jobs in the country.
In 2021, the National Museum of African American Music opened downtown.
Nashville is considered the health services capital of the US and hosts the corporate headquarters of 17 publicly traded healthcare companies.
In 2022, Nashville broke a tourism record, with visitor spending reaching nearly $9 billion.
With more than half a dozen universities, the city is sometimes called the “Athens of the South.”