Our top pick offers affordable homes, a mild climate and a phenomenal entertainment scene that goes far beyond country.
What we loved: Hillsboro Village, for the acoustic guitars at Cotten Music, kitchenware at Davis Cookware and the triple chocolate mousse at Provence Breads & Café.
Although "Music City" may have worked fine in the days of Hank Sr., our top pick among great, affordable places to live needs a new moniker. We suggest "Nashville: Music Is Just the Beginning."
Southern hospitality. Gently rolling hills with big, affordable homes. A mild climate. With such an appetizing mix, it's easy to see why Nashville keeps attracting people from across the nation.