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HomeSnacks used concrete data and empirical evidence to bring you a list of the best places to raise your family in Tennessee for 2020.
But first, how did we do it? We consulted the US Census on places in The Volunteer State with more than 10,000 residents. We looked at several factors: crime, education, family friendly activities, and the percent of households that currently have children. We ended up with 48 family friendly Tennessee places that any family would be lucky to call home. That's right, If you can picture your family tapping their toes in Nashville, hiking the trails in Knoxville, or spending the day at Dollywood in PIgeon Forge, then you should definitely think about choosing one of Tennessee's best places to raise a family to live.
Incidentally, Tennessee has great places for every type of family on every type of budget. There are places like Martin for families who can afford to live in the most expensive places the state has to offer. There are places like Chattanoogo, for families who love the outdoors, and there are places like Franklin for the family just starting out.
So, before you take a gamble with your family's happiness, we suggest you take a look below at HomeSnacks' list of the top ten most family places in Tennessee.
These are the best cities to raise a family in Tennessee for 2020:
- Franklin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Brentwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Paris (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Germantown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Collegedale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Portland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Gallatin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Martin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Spring Hill (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- White House (Photos | Homes For Sale)
Now, we're not just any national ranking website. We've been researching and ranking states and cities based on all types of criteria for the last five years. We've had more than 50 million people read our published articles and we've been featured in hundreds of media outlets for our best of the best rankings, including this WMC5 feature. So, yes, we know what we're talking about.
So, what's the best place for families to live in Tennessee for 2020? Drum roll... the number one best place for families in The Volunteer State is Franklin based on the most recent Census data.
To see how your favorite places in Tennessee compared, take a look at the list below; and if you don't see it there, head to the bottom.
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The 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Tennessee For 2020
Franklin is a city in, and the county seat of, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. Located about 21 miles south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area. Since 1980, its population has increased more than fivefold and, based on its 2013 estimated population of 68,886, it is ranked as the seventh-largest city in Tennessee.
Brentwood is a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee; located in Williamson County, it is known for its rolling hills as well as being one of the wealthiest cities in America relative to average cost of living. The population was 37,060 as of the 2010 U.S. Census, and estimated at 40,982 in 2014.
Paris is a city in Henry County, Tennessee, 86 miles northwest of Nashville, on a fork of the West Sandy River and the Tennessee River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 10,156. It is the county seat of Henry County.
Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 38,844 at the 2010 census.
Collegedale is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 8,282 at the 2010 census and 10,729 in a 2014 estimate. Collegedale is a suburb of Chattanooga and is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Collegedale is home to Southern Adventist University. The median household income is among one of the highest in Hamilton County. It has been ranked as one of the best and safest places to live in Tennessee.
Portland is a city in Sumner and Robertson counties in Tennessee. The population was 11,486 in 2010 according estimates by the U.S. census bureau and in 2013 the population was 11,933. Portland is a part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Gallatin is a city in and the county seat of Sumner County, Tennessee. The population was 30,678 at the 2010 census and 32,307 in 2013. Named for U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin, the city was established on the Cumberland River and made the county seat of Sumner County in 1802. It is located about 30.6 miles northeast of the state capital of Nashville, Tennessee.
Spring Hill is a city in Maury and Williamson counties, Tennessee, located approximately 30 miles south of Nashville. Spring Hill's population as of 2014 was 34,269.
White House is a city in Robertson and Sumner counties in the United States state of Tennessee. The population was 7,220 at the 2000 census. It is approximately twenty-two miles north of downtown Nashville. According to the city website a special census was conducted in 2008 that placed the city population at 9,891 residents, with 3,587 households within the city limits. The population was 10,255 at the 2010 census which showed growth of 3,000 people from 2000 to 2010. The 2013 population was 10,752.
How do you determine which place is best for families in Tennessee anyways?
To give you the places in Tennessee which are best for families, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what's family-friendly and what isn't.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the family friendly numbers for the Volunteer State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Tennessee, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Crime (Both violent and property)
- Quality of local schools
- Distance to a major city without necessarily being in it
- % of households with children
- Family-friendly amenities nearby (museums, libraries and colleges)
We then gave each city a Family Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for families. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Tennessee, that meant a total of 48 cities. You can download the data here.
There You Have It - The Best Places To Raise A Family In Tennessee
If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in Tennessee ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for families, this is an accurate list.
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|9||Spring Hill, TN||37,830|
|10||White House, TN||11,513|