NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Nashville is still ranking among top cities for millennials to move to according to a new study released by Smart Asset. 

The study looks at migration patterns of where people between the age of 25 to 39 are moving to. It states that last year, more than 13,200 millennials moved to Nashville.

News4 spoke to new Nashville residents about what brought them to Music City. "I just love the community. It’s not too big of a city, but it’s still not too small. It’s a perfect size for me," said Jenna Cole 

Some listed other reasons such as faith. New Nashville resident Christian Stuart said, "I come from a very religious family, so religious values is huge as well."

The most popular reason for the move was for a job, but to buy a home or start a family came in a close second. 

Nashville ranks #21 in the country of the top places millennials are moving to. The Top 5 millennial magnets are Denver, Seattle, Phoenix, Austin, and Colorado Springs. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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Melanie Layden is the weekend morning meteorologist at WSMV. She also has a segment during the week called "Growing Nashville" where she covers the growth of Music City. Melanie has been Working 4 You since 2014.

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