Knoxville scored some valuable national publicity today, ranking fifth on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of the Top Ten “Best Value Cities” of 2011.
No.1 is Omaha, Neb., followed by Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville.
The rankings are based in part on population growth, unemployment rate, income growth, housing costs and other data. The magazine cites the city’s low taxes, affordable housing, entertainment options and revitalized downtown among the reasons it made the Top Ten.
Here’s some of what Kiplinger’s says about Knoxville: