Five Lively, Buzzing Cities That Aren’t Nashville

Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry House and Vanderbilt University, is one of the hottest residential real estate markets in the country.
Prices are high and inventory is so low—it plunged 61% from July 2020 to July 2021, according to a report on the top-50 largest metro markets—that even high-net-worth purchasers are finding it hard to find properties to buy. (Only one other city—Raleigh, North Carolina—ranked lower, with a drop in inventory of 64.4% during that time period.)
Buyers have begun looking at other cities that offer some of the same cultural vibe and list of amenities—a lively music, restaurant and food scene, large outdoor spaces and a prime location that makes it easy to travel for business and pleasure.
Here are five Southern cities that prospective purchasers are considering as good alternatives to the Music City.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville couples its big-city attractions with a small-town state of mind.
“It’s an eclectic area,” said Bethany Behrmann, managing broker of Engel & Völkers Asheville.
The city, home of museum and former Vanderbilt mansion Biltmore, America’s largest house, “has an artsy vibe with an emphasis on the outdoors and wellness. It’s known for its great cuisine and beer and is sought after by foodies and artists and by outdoor enthusiasts who like rafting through rapids, paddle boarding on the river and mountain biking.”

Article Source: Mansion Global