If you are looking for excitement, Knoxville is the place to be, at least according to real estate website Movoto.com.
They recently ranked Tennessee cities of more than 10,000 residents according to nightlife, live music venues, restaurants, parks & outdoor activities, arts & entertainment, age of residents, and population density.
Here's why Movoto says they ranked Knoxville number 1:
A city so exciting that actors around the world have named themselves after it… Okay, maybe it was just the one (Johnny Knoxville, who was born there), but still, any place worth a name change is worth noting.
What exactly is so name-changingly good about this city? For starters, it's home to tons of cool places like Peter Kern Library, Tennessee Theatre, The Public House, and plenty of other nightlife and music venue options per capita, ranking it second and 10th in these categories, respectively.
This sixth most densely populated city in the state is also the fourth youngest, with 33.72 percent of the population being between the ages of 18 and 34; and it's the fourth most artsy, with galleries, studios, and the Knoxville Museum of Art, just to name a few.
Maryville also made the list, ranking at number seven. Though it didn't get points for it's older residents, the site says "this city has plenty of music venues, arts, and active life options per capita."
Here's the top 10 list:
1. City of Knoxville
2. City of Chattanooga
4. City of Franklin
5. City of Johnson City
6. City of Manchester
7. City of Maryville
8. City of Memphis9. City of Gallatin
10. City of Jackson
This isn't the first time Knoxville has made the list for one thing or another. Here are a few more to check out: