A study released last Thursday by Sperling’s Best Places has given Nashville a new nickname: America’s manliest city. The city was in the top five last year at No. 4, but this year topped the boards, thanks in part to its extensive NASCAR fan base, high number of barbeque restaurants and a large fishing and hunting population.
Also included in the calculations for manliness were “manly occupations,” motorcycles per capita and number of home improvement stores and steakhouses.
“Nashville can thank its love of rodeo events, pickup trucks and home improvement for its No. 1 ranking as the Music City dominated the ‘manly lifestyle’ category,” the report reads.
The four cities also in the top five were Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City, OK.; Memphis, TN. and Columbia, S.C. Where did the report cite as the least manly cities in the U.S.? Rochester, N.Y. and several California cities: Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
There’s always next year, California!