Nashvillians — specifically, men — are on top again.
A study commissioned by the makers of the pretzel-based snack Combos found Nashville is the “manliest” city in the United States. The results, released Thursday, used metrics such as a city’s number of home improvement stores, steakhouses, “manly occupations” and motorcycles per capita.
“For the second time in three years, Nashville, Tenn. owns the top spot, after briefly surrendering its position atop the mountain of manliness to Charlotte, N.C., in 2010,” the reports reads. “Nashville can thank its love of rodeo events, pickup trucks and home improvement for its No. 1 ranking as the Music City dominated the ‘manly lifestyle’ category.”
Rounding out the top five of the ranking’s top 50 in order are Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Columbia, S.C. The least manly cities, according to the study, are Rochester, N.Y.; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco; San Diego; and Los Angeles.