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Nashville: The New “It” City | Nashville News

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately like we have, you may have noticed that Nashville has made the headlines several times in the past year in big publications like the New York Times and Conde Naste Traveler Magazine.

Nashville has long been known worldwide as ‘Music City,’ but in more recent times, people are beginning to understanding something we have long known about this place we call home: that is is overall just a really cool, unique and awesome place to be!

Below is a recap of the love and doting that Nashville has received in the past six months:

“Nowville” | GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine put together a feature on Nashville in July 2012, dubbing the city as ‘Nowville’ and spotlighting 25 well-known Nashvillians sharing their favorite ‘Nashville’ threads (it is a fashion publication, afterall). A city that used to be just ten-gallon hats and the Grand Ole Opry, it said, is now the “most electric spot in the South.” Among those featured are supermodel and songwriter Karen Elson sporting Imogene + Willie duds, Tennessee Titans Jason McCourty and Kenny Britt and Phillip Nappi of Peter Nappi Boots. Check out the entire piece here.

Top 5 “Must-See” Cities in 2013

Conde Naste Traveler, a national travel magazine and website, names five “must-see” cities worldwide each year. For their 2013 list, they decided to include Nashville. Also named were New Orleans, Amsterdam, Toronto and Seoul. Cited as the two things worth traveling for are Nashville’s “hot, trendy new food scene” and its “funky” music scene. Do you agree with Conde Naste Traveler’s picks as the cities to visit in the coming year?

Nashville: the Nation’s “It” City

The most recent accolade Nashville has received is being dubbed the nation’s latest “it” city by the New York Times. Among many reasons, some honorable mentions in the article include a Gallup poll ranking it in the top five regions for job growth, a national entrepreneurs’ group calling it one of the best places to begin a technology start-up, its growing food scene and of course the popularity increase brought on by the hit ABC show named after the city itself. And of coursethe booming middle Tennessee real estate market was not forgotten – with 2012 home sales already 28 percent stronger than they were in 2011 by July of last year. To read the full article in length, click here.

We are thrilled to see Nashville getting the spotlight and attention it deserves. What advice and suggestions would you have for those who are planning a visit to Nashville in the coming year? What restaurants mustn’t they miss out on while here? Bars? Shops? Sound off in our comments section!

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