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Top 3 Cities to Nomad in Tennessee

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Digital nomads who find themselves in Tennessee will be happy to find a thriving culture with lots to do, even in less populated cities. No US state can boast a richer musical tapestry than Tennessee, but even casual listeners will enjoy this state’s natural beauty and history. 

Nashville: The Country Music Capital

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and boasts plenty of live music venues, museums, and historic sites. Nashville has a ton of things to do, including touring through parks, spending money at boutiques, and hanging out in the best rooftop bars and patios this side of the USA.

Cost of Living: The average cost of living in Nashville is $3,200 per month.

Getting Around: Most things are within walking distance. If not, you can Uber or take public transportation. Nashville has the best transport services out of the 3 locations.

Internet: Download speeds are typically around 98 Mbps.

Coworking Spaces: Use WeWork’s 3 locations. Perfect for networking and working.

Internet Cafes: Visit Crema for some delicious brews and free Wi-Fi.

Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants: There are several. The Wild Cow serves 100% vegan food.

Health Food Stores/Markets: Nashville Farms Market. Open daily.

Where to Stay: East Nashville. It’s progressive and filled with artists.

Fitness: ONTM Fit Life offers boxing, yoga, kickboxing, and an open gym.

What to See: Go to Music Row for the Country Music Hall of Fame and RCA Studio B.

Memphis: The Birthplace of Blues

Memphis is the former home of Elvis Presley and the well-known birthplace of blues music. This city is known for its club and bar scene, Graceland, several museums and monuments, and live music venues. Be sure to experience legitimate Memphis BBQ and wine while you’re there. 

Cost of Living: The average cost of living in Memphis is $2,700 per month.

Getting Around: Memphis has most of its famous sites within walking distance, but you may need a car to get around the city. They have decent public transport and rideshare service.

Internet: Download speeds are the lowest of the three and typically around 53 Mbps.

Coworking Spaces: Use Epicenter Memphis. They offer day passes and monthly rates.

Internet Cafes: Visit Bluff City Coffee & Bakery for yummy treats and fast, free Wi-Fi.

Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants: There are several. Imagine Vegan Cafe is a popular favorite. 

Health Food Stores/Markets: Raw Girls, a food truck, offers tasty smoothies and raw dishes.

Where to Stay: Cooper-Young. A historic district with a hipster edge.

Fitness: Try Envision Fitness for its group fitness classes and circuit training.

What to See: Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum are absolute musts.

Chattanooga: The “Scenic City”

Chattanooga, the “Scenic City,” is world-renowned for its gorgeous valleys, ridges, and mountains, most of which you can explore. You can bike, rock climb, or participate in water sports. The city proper is lively and filled to the brim with bars, restaurants, and breweries. 

Cost of Living: The average cost of living in Chattanooga is $2,900 per month.

Getting Around: Chattanooga has a superb rideshare program and public transport system, but a car is necessary for this city, especially if you want to explore the mountains.

Internet: Download speeds are the second-highest and stay around 86 Mbps.

Coworking Spaces: Society of Work offers private offices and conference rooms.

Internet Cafes: Rembrandt’s Coffee House has incredible hot chocolates and free Wi-Fi.

Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants: There are several. Cashew uses locally sourced ingredients.

Health Food Stores/Markets: Chattanooga Market. Voted best public market in the USA.

Where to Stay: Lookout Mountain. Nestled in a mountain-based community. 

Fitness: Sportsbarn has three fitness clubs with swimming, training, yoga, and more.

What to See: You have to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Lookout Mountain.

Enjoy your time visiting these three beautiful cities in Tennessee.

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