Austin, Texas, is well-known for its music, institutions, and outdoors. This city’s population is around two million, and gains about 50 new residents each day. Austin is also known as the Live Music Capital of the world because some of the biggest music/culture festivals are there including Austin City Limits and South by Southwest.

Asheville, North Carolina, is a city that is very close to the Great Smoky Mountains. This city has around 441,000 residents. Many travellers believe this is a must visit city because of its music, art, and the outdoors. Asheville has over 25 studios, museums, and art galleries within half of a mile radius of the downtown area. Not only is there buildings of art, but many sidewalks throughout the metro area become stages for street performers.

Portland, Oregon, has 2,351,319 residents in its population. This city is known for being weird; it’s slogan is "Keep Portland Weird." Many people think of Portland as a well-rounded city with many different kinds of shops and events. Portland is very known for one bakery called Voodoo Doughnuts, which people come from all-over the country to try. Also, there are two mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean which can be reached in around two hours.

Grand Rapids, Michigan, has over 1,028,000 residents. This city normally attracts college students and young families due to its affordable houses, great job market, and the multiple outdoor activities available. Most in this city are very friendly and shows small-town warmth. This town is also very known for its community events, such as the Eastown Street Fair, which draws people in for its food and music.

Nashville, Tennessee, has almost two million residents. This city is known for its entertainment industry, job market, and food. Nashville is mostly known for the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and its country music. Most people who live there are entrepreneurs trying to start a business, whether it be health care, technology, festivals, or even a band.