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Best Places to Live in Tennessee

Explore the best places to live in Tennessee, a state known for rock ‘n’ roll, country music and Graceland, as well as the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

For more information on how we rank, read the Best Places to Live methodology.

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Nashville, TN

badge #1 in Best Places to Live in Tennessee

Nashville is famous for the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, aka the Mother Church of Country Music, and twangy honky-tonks, but… more

  • 7.1 Overall Score
  • 6.1 Quality of Life
  • 7.1 Value

Knoxville, TN

badge #2 in Best Places to Live in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee, is proud to claim Daniel Boone, and has evolved into a multicultural community that embraces an array of intere… more

  • 6.7 Overall Score
  • 6.2 Quality of Life
  • 7.4 Value

Chattanooga, TN

badge #3 in Best Places to Live in Tennessee

In many ways, Chattanooga is the comeback kid of Tennessee. Once called "the dirtiest city in America" by Walter Cronkite, Chattanoog… more

  • 6.6 Overall Score
  • 6.1 Quality of Life
  • 7.5 Value

Memphis, TN

badge #4 in Best Places to Live in Tennessee

Set in the Mississippi Delta, Memphis is a metro area where the energy of urban living melds with the slow rhythms of the rural South… more

  • 5.6 Overall Score
  • 4.6 Quality of Life
  • 6.3 Value