Tennessee is the legendary home to country music, where many country music stars were born. However, Tennessee also has a rich and vibrant culture outside of country music because of its beautiful cities. Tennessee's four largest cities help give it a diverse background and bring to life its unique and exciting culture.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Memphis is home to 646,889 people, making it the largest city in Tennessee. The city is home to Beale Street, a favorite travel destination for many who come to state. Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is another hot attraction in the city. Downtown Memphis has an urban feel, with plenty of restaurants and night life for people to enjoy. The city also has smaller, quieter residential areas.
In Davidson, County, Nashville, the second largest city in Tennessee, is home to 626,681 people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Nashville is known for being the home of country music. The Grand Ole Opry, which serves as a Hall of Fame concert hall is one of the area's top attractions. The city is also focused on community, providing parks, community centers and fitness facilities to its residents.
According to the U.S. Census of 2010, Knoxville is home to 178,874 people. The University of Tennessee in Knoxville was named one of the best new cities for college graduates by BusinessWeek in August 2010. This city is more than just a college town, however.Forbes Magazine ranked it eighth for America's best places to raise a family. Its urban areas provide exciting and culturally rich entertainment.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in Tennessee, is home to 167,674 people according to the 2010 U.S. Census. This city is in the southeast corner of Tennessee, near Georgia. It has developed its riverfront to provide a beautiful and engaging nature walk to its residents. Chattanooga also has a large, vibrant urban city with an exciting nightlife. Some of its attractions include Civil War battle fields, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Appalachian Trail.