Posted by on June 5, 2022 10:32 pm
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NASHVILLE—Few Americans are getting squeezed by inflation in more different ways than the residents of Tennessee’s capital.

Housing prices in Nashville have more than doubled over the past 10 years, partly because of a population boom that has brought nearly 400,000 new residents to the metropolitan area. That has pushed some locals farther away from the city center, adding hours to their weekly commutes. Meager public-transit options mean soaring fuel prices are hitting them especially hard.

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