Nashville Attracting Residents from Larger Cities

Nov 28, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recent study by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce found that Middle Tennessee has experienced a wave of relocations in the past five years. People are moving to the area from other parts of the country at a much higher rate than other metro areas.

Los Angeles was the biggest contributor of new residents from 2005 to 2009. Those relocating include about 600 who came with Nissan North America.

Nancy Eisenbrandt is a Chamber spokesperson.

The counties that are the most popular destinations are Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson and Montgomery for those new residents. We also found that those new residents have a higher annual income than those who are leaving the area.

Eisenbrandt says Middle Tennessee has a national reputation as a friendly place with a low cost of living.