As we distance ourselves further and further away from the recession, there’s no doubt Nashville’s real estate market continues to get stronger and stronger in just about every aspect. Home sales are up, median prices are up, and the city’s pent up demand finally seems to be making moves in what’s been one heck of a year so far in the housing industry.
But along with an impressive real estate rebound that’s still on-going, Nashville has also made significant strides in various other industries as well, consequently earning a spot on Forbes “Best Places For Business and Careers” list for 2015.
Coming in at 28th place overall, the Nashville market seems to be firing on all cylinders, ranking 6th in the country for job growth (3.6%), 66th in education, and 100th for cost of doing business.
Mostly known for its thriving music scene that’s among the best in the world, it’s of little surprise to see tourism as one of the city’s largest industries. However, not far behind is health care and education thanks in large part to several major universities and colleges, including Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, and Lipscomb University.
Along with costs (both business and living) and job growth, Forbes also rated cities based on a number of factors relating to quality of life, employment, and the education of the labor force. And in case you were wondering, Denver took home this year’s top spot.