Not only do the locals, natives, transplants, and tourists love Nashville, but now the big-wigs over at Bloomberg Businessweek do as well. They “evaluated 100 of the country’s largest cities based on leisure attributes (the number of restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, professional sports teams, and park acres by population); educational attributes (public school performance, the number of colleges, and graduate degree holders), economic factors (2011 income and June and July 2012 unemployment), crime, and air quality. Major professional league and minor league teams, as well as U.S.-based teams belonging to international leagues in that city were included. The greatest weighting was placed on leisure amenities, followed by educational metrics and economic metrics, and then crime and air quality.”
To see which cities rub elbows with Nash in the top 50 and to see who took the cake, click the sleek photo of the lavish interior of Union Station above.