Trying to include all the accolades Nashville has received over the past few years would be impossible, but there are quite a few we really hold dear. Those, you should definitely know about. For instance, did you know Travel + Leisure named Nashville one of “America’s Favorite Cities in 2013”? Or that Nashville is in the top ten “Most Popular Cities for Millennials,” according to Forbes?
The awards don’t end there. USA Today readers named Nashville #4 on the list of “Best US Cities for Shopping,” and Men’s Fitness says Nashville is one of the “Best Places to Party in America.” We’re not all about spending money and enjoying the nightlife, though. The Development Counselors International named Nashville #2 of the “10 Most Compassionate US Cities.”
We also like to be “green,” and USA Today noticed, naming us one of the Best Urban Green Spaces in North America. Travel + Leisure also says we’re in the top 20 for America’s Greenest Cities.
Our restaurants also get a lot of recognition, topping dozens of “Best Of” lists around the world every year. Rolf & Daughters is just the latest award winner, at #3 in Bon Appetit’s list of “Best New Restaurants in American in 2013.” The Holland House, Bella Napoli, the Catbird Seat, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor, and Lockeland Table all found their ways on to more foodie lists, too.
And let’s not even get started on the music. You know Nashville hits those top 10 lists for live music venues every time someone attempts to organize a new, fresh collection. Rolling Stone, Travel + Leisure, and GQ all agree. In fact, the only way for Livability.com to give any other city a chance was to name their list “Top 10 Best Music Scenes Outside Nashville.” We think that says everything that needs to be said.