5 Top Reasons Why People Are Moving to Tennessee (And Love It!)

Bursting with fascinating history, live music, cultural attractions and Southern charm, Tennessee casts a wide net and welcomes all comers. If you're thinking of a move to The Volunteer State, here are five answers to common questions that reveal why Tennessee is a great place to call home. 

What is the Job Market Like in Tennessee?

As of April 2022, Nashville boasted the second-strongest job market in the U.S., according to a joint study by The Wall Street Journal and Moody's Analytics. To establish rankings, the study compared cities by looking at 2021's unemployment rate, job growth, the labor-force participation rate, labor-force growth, and wage growth.

Major employers include Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nissan North America, and Amazon—not to mention the music and hospitality industry.

Tennessee is also one of the only states to have no personal income tax!

What Are Popular Cities in Tennessee?


With a historic downtown neighborhood that puts the music in Music City, culturally rich neighborhoods like The Gulch, Germantown, Midtown and SoBro, and a wide variety of attractions for outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment, Nashville is Tennessee's most populous city for a reason.

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Located in the southwest corner of the state along the Mississippi River, Memphis is famously known as the Home of the Blues. Elvis Presley's Graceland is located there, and the city played a seminal role in the careers of such legendary artists as Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash and B.B. King. The city is also home to the University of Memphis, plus attractions like the Memphis Zoo and the National Civil Rights Museum.


Located outside of Knoxville, Gatlinburg is a scenic retreat nestled away in the Great Smoky Mountains—offering everything from hiking to horseback riding, whitewater rafting, nightlife and more.


Situated on the southern border of the state along the Appalachian foothills—with the Tennessee River winding through the city—Chattanooga offers everything from scenic views at the top of Lookout Mountain to riverboat excursions and downtown entertainment. 


What is the Scenery Like in Tennessee?

By now, we've painted enough of a picture for you to know that Tennessee holds its own when it comes to outdoor beauty and adventure. From stunning mountain ranges to breathtaking waterways—all in an exceptionally green environment—Tennessee offers an abundance of options for those who love the Great Outdoors.


What is the Weather Like in Tennessee?

If you like your seasons, Tennessee's got 'em—although the climate is generally mild year-round, making it perfect for those who like to get outside whether it's spring, summer, fall or winter. Snow is possible but rarely severe, while summer temps tend to stay well south of 100 degrees. 


What Are Popular Activities in Tennessee?



From the blues of Memphis to the country and honky-tonk of Nashville, Tennessee is one of America's great music meccas. When making your stops, be sure to include the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Graceland, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

Downtown Entertainment

From the small-town charm of Bell Buckle to the mountainous downtown experience of Gatlinburg—not to mention the aforementioned big-city experiences of Nashville and Memphis—Tennessee is home to an abundance of historic downtowns that have prospered through the decades, preserving important monuments and architecture while making the leap to the modern era.


Named for and owned by the inimitable Dolly Parton, this Pigeon Forge theme park boasts an exceptional 160-acre location in the Great Smoky Mountains—offering everything from rides to cabin getaways, a water park, dinner shows, world-class dining and more.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Encompassing over 500,000 acres, this outdoor paradise provides no shortage of adventure, stunning views, and wildlife. At the park's highest point, you can visit Clingmans Dome, with an elevation of 6,643 feet. All in all, a national treasure and a must-see.



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