Forbes came out with another one of their stupid lists and this one ranked Nashville #3 among upcoming “boom towns.” The reason Nashville placed so high?
Two advantages Nashville and other rising Southern cities like No. 8 Charlotte, N.C., possess are a mild climate and smaller scale. Even with population growth, they do not suffer the persistent transportation bottlenecks that strangle the older growth hubs. At the same time, these cities are building the infrastructure — roads, cultural institutions and airports — critical to future growth. Charlotte’s bustling airport may never be as big as Atlanta’s Hartsfield, but it serves both major national and international routes.
Mild climate? Says who! It’s not even the middle of the month yet and it’s like the gates of hell. 100-plus degrees and 40 percent humidity, which means it doesn’t even cool down at night. It is positively intolerable. We’ve had floods and snow storms and ice storms. It’s miserable here. It’s nice for two months in the fall and that’s it.
No wonder everyone is batshit insane here, our brains are fried.