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One of The Best Cities in the US: 2018 Readers Choice Awards Conde Nast Traveler (October 2018)

Ranked #1 in Best Minor League Baseball Towns in America 2018 SmartAsset (September 2018)

Ranked #1 in The 30 Best Places to Retire in America Self-Made (July 2018)

One of the 5 Best Cities in the World with Up and Coming Art Scenes Observer (May 2018)

Ranked #11 of 125 Best Places to Live in the USA US News & World Report (April 2018)

Ranked 3rd in the US for Home Price Appreciation Tennessean (February 2018)

One of the 50 Best Places to Live in America Business Insider Magazine (February 2018)

One of the 30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America in 2017 Zagat (December 2017)

Named one of 20 Destinations You Must Visit in 2018 by The Telegraph (December 2017)

One of the Best Places to Travel in Travelocity’s 2018 Roundup (December 2017)

One of the Top 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America  Time Magazine (October 2017)

One of the Top 15 Cities in the United States Travel + Leisure (July 2017)

One of The Friendliest Cities in the World Travel + Leisure (March 2017)

One of the top Convention Cities on the Move Association Conventions & Facilities (November 2016)

Ranked one of The Top 10 Friendliest Cities of the World CITI IO (November 2016)

One of America’s Most Attractive Cities Travel + Leisure (August 2016)

Ranked fifth best city in America in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey (July 2016)

Listed as one of 6 L.G.B.T.-Friendly Places to Visit New York Times (June 2016)

Voted #5 of America’s Favorite Cities Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite Places survey (May 2016)

One of the Top 25 Destinations TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice (March 2016)

One of the Best Cities For Food And Music Rachael Ray Every Day (March 2016)

One of the Best New Cities For Beer Lovers Fortune (March 2016)

One of the 10 Best Places For Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties Condé Nast Traveler (February 2016)

One of America’s Next Boom Towns Forbes (January 2016)

Ranked #5 among Top Cities For Tech Graduates DataFox (January 2016)

Ranked Destination Of The Year Travel + Leisure (December 2015)

One of The 13 Hottest American Cities For 2016 Business Insider (December 2015)

One of the Top 10 Cities (only 1 of 10 cities worldwide, and the only US city, to be named) Lonely Planet‘s
Best In Travel 2016 (October 2015)

One of the U.S. Cities With The Greatest Increase In Interest From International Travelers TripAdvisor (October 2015)

One of the Best Big Cities In The U.S. Condé Nast Traveler‘s 28th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards (October 2015)

Ranked #5 Destination for Shopaholics USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards (September 2015)

Ranked #3 Best Local Food Scene USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards (August 2015)

Within top 10 of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations In The United States Cvent’s (August 2015)

One of the Friendliest Cities In U.S. Condé Nast Traveler (August 2015)

One of America’s Best Cities For Picnics Travel + Leisure (July 2015)

One of The 10 Biggest 4th Of July Fireworks Displays In The U.S. Condé Nast Traveler‘s (July 2015)

One of 10 Places To See Fourth Of July Fireworks Yahoo! (June 2015)

One of the 10 Must-See July 4th Fireworks Displays TripAdvisor (June 2015)

One of America’s Best 4th Of July Fireworks Displays Fodor’s (June 2015)

Included in Where To Watch The Best Fireworks This 4th of July Mashable (June 2015)

One of America’s Best Cities For History Buffs Travel + Leisure (June 2015)

One of 20 Greenest Cities In America Travel + Leisure (May 2015)

One of the Top 12 Foodie Cities For Meetings Collaborate Magazine (April 2015)

One of The 3 Best Cities To See By Bike This Summer TakePart (April 2015)

One of America’s Best Cities For Sweet Tooths Travel + Leisure (April 2015)

One of America’s Next Hot Food Cities Zagat (April 2015)

Ranked #2 of Best Cities For Affordable Getaways Travel + Leisure (April 2015)

One of America’s Best Cities For Foodies Travel + Leisure (March 2015)

One of the 20 Quirkiest Cities In America Travel + Leisure (March 2015)

Ranked #1 of America’s Best Cities For Music Scenes Travel + Leisure (March 2015)

One of the Top 25 Destinations In The United States TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards (March 2015)

One of The 10 Best Places To Live Now Men’s Journal (March 2015)

Ranked the #2 Most Vibrant Arts Community SMU National Center for Arts Research Arts Vibrancy Index (January 2015)

One of America’s Best Cities For Singles Travel + Leisure (January 2015)

Ranked in the Top 5 Most Generous Metropolitan Areas Chronicle of Philanthropy (January 2015)

Ranked #1 of 7 Places To Spend New Year’s Eve GAC (December 2014)

One of The 7 Best Music Cities In The U.S. Orbitz (December 2014)

One of the 15 Hottest American Cities For 2015 Business Insider (November 2014)

Ranked #3 of the 30 Places To Visit Before You’re 30 Condé Nast Traveler (November 2014)

Ranked #6 among the cities with America’s Most Attractive People Travel + Leisure (November 2014)

Ranked #4 Most Affordable Big Cities In The U.S. Kiplinger (October 2014)

Ranked #2 of America’s Best Cities For Fall Travel Travel + Leisure (August 2014)

One of the Friendliest Cities In America Condé Nast Traveler (August 2014)

One of the Top 10 Best Value Destinations In The USA Lonely Planet (July 2014)

One of the Happiest Cities In America U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (July 2014)

Ranked in the top ten Best Cities For Business Forbes (July 2014)

Ranked #3 of America’s Most Creative Cities Forbes (July 2014)

Ranked #3 in the Top 10 Best Cities For Families Parenting (July 2014)

One of Five Offbeat Summer Bachelorette Party Destinations Huffington Post Travel (June 2014)

Ranked the #5 Best Girls’ Trip USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards (April 2014)

Ranked #3 Best Convention City USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards (February 2014)

One Of The Top 52 Places To Go In 2014 (only 1 of 9 US locations to be named) New York Times (January 2014)

Ranked Top 10 for Most Popular Cities For Millennials Forbes (January 2014)

Destinations You Don’t Want To Miss Out On In 2014 Condé Nast Traveler (January 2014)

One of the Best Places To Travel In 2014 Travel + Leisure (December 2013)

On Fodor’s Go List For 2014 (only 1 of 25 places named worldwide) Fodor’s (December 2013)

Ranked #4 Of The Best U.S. Cities For Shopping USA Today 10 Best (December 2013)

Topped the list of 20 Awesome U.S. Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s Huffington Post (November 2013)

Ranked #2 of the 10 Most Compassionate U.S. Cities Development Counselors International, as cited by Forbes.com (September 2013)

One of the Best Urban Green Spaces In North America USA Today (August 2013)

Ranked #3 of America’s Best Cities For Ice Cream Travel + Leisure (July 2013)

Among The Best Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows In 2013 Yahoo! Travel (July 2013)

One of the Best Fourth Of July Fireworks in the USA MSN Living (July 2013)

Named America’s New Boomtown AOL (May 2013)

Ranked #2 of The Best Big Cities For Jobs Forbes (May 2013)

One of The Top 12 American Boomtowns Bloomberg (April 2013)

One of the Best Places To Go In 2013 Condé Nast (January 2013)

Among the 13 Places You Need To Visit In 2013 Business Insider (January 2013)

One of 7 Affordable Destinations For 2013 Fodor’s (January 2013)

Ranked #16 on America’s Best Cities for Foodies Travel + Leisure (2013)

Among 10 cities with the Best Urban Green Spaces In North America USA Today (2013)

July 13, 2017