From east to west Tennessee offers everything from the great outdoors to the great indoors. Legendary music with Memphis blues and country music royalty at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Smoky Mountain views, the great Appalachian Trail, and river adventures on the Mighty Mississippi, the Tennessee, or the Cumberland Rivers, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee, or fishing at our scenic lakes. With great schools and a thriving job market, opportunities abound for those looking for a great place to live and work. Here’s a look at what your money can get you in some of our more popular cities.
Nashville – Home of country music and the Grand Ole Opry Nashville also boasts world class restaurants and quaint boutiques. Population: 670,820 Median home price: $449,900 Walk Score: 41/100 Cost of living index 72.96
Memphis – Blues and Beale Street, Graceland, the iconic Civil Right Museum, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. Memphis is also home to one of the country’s largest urban parks at Shelby Farms. Population: 651,073 Median home price: $172,000 Walk Score: 41/100 Cost of living index 63.07
Knoxville – Nestled between the forest, streams, and waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Knoxville is the home of the University of Tennessee. Population: 187,603 Median home price: $310,000 Walk Score: 30/100 Cost of living index 65.68
Chattanooga – Known as the Scenic City, Chattanooga offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts with hiking trails, whitewater rafting, camping and rock climbing. Population: 182,799 Median home price: $300,000 Walk Score: 41/100 Cost of living index 66.14