From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, Tennessee stands out as a center of culture, entertainment, natural beauty and innovation. The Volunteer State's musical heritage stretches from Beale Street in Memphis to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and made it a natural location for companies such as fabled instrument maker Gibson. These sites and sounds are only a few of the reason millions of people also choose Tennessee as a vacation destination. The best places to live in Tennessee include Franklin, which ranked No. 15 on Livability.com's 2017 List. (Source: livability.com)