Scenic City ranks #27 nationally in “Best Places to Live” rankings

Today, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announced that Chattanooga was named the “Best Place to Live in Tennessee” by U.S. News & World Report, ranking #1 in the Volunteer State and #27 overall in the country. 

Chattanooga rose 21 places from 48th in last year’s national ranking. U.S. News based their rankings on four factors: quality of life, value, desirability, and job market. You can read their full methodology here.

“Chattanooga has real momentum. This is the third reputable national publication this year that has ranked Chattanooga among America’s top 50 cities. And our ranking saw a big jump from previous years on all three lists,” said Mayor Kelly. “We still have a lot more work to do to increase access to affordable housing, upgrade our infrastructure, and continue to improve public safety. But our rise in these rankings is proof that our work to build One Chattanooga is working–and we won’t stop until this is the best city in America.” 

In February, Chattanooga rose 26 places in the Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities rankings, moving up to 46 from 72. Last month, Chattanooga was named one of Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S.