America's Greenest Cities
No. 19 Nashville
Does belting out a great cover song count as recycling? You may need to get off the tourist grid to find concrete ways that the city is going green. The Gulch is the first neighborhood in the South to receive a “LEED for Neighborhood Development” certification for embracing historic buildings and public transportation—not to mention its organic grocery store, the Turnip Truck. Aside from the live music, voters also applauded Nashville’s warm civic pride.