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List Rules Top U.S. city list for teaching jobs

List of the best cities for teachers. Teaching is a tough job only taken on by the toughest, most generous type of person. Usually,teachers can expect to work long, stressful hours without the promise of a high salary or job security. Plus, every year money is taken from education funds,making it even tougher to live on a teacher’s salary. The cities on this list are the answer to the question, “where is the best place to live as a teacher?”

The cities on this list are the best places for teachers to find jobs due to their salaries, treatment of those in the field, and low living costs. Many of these cities also have plenty of employment opportunities for teachers. Metropolitan cities like Minneapolis and New York are always in need of strong teaching candidates for any of the hundreds of private and public schools. Small cities have reverence for their teachers and affordable living costs.

Compiled on this list are all of the best locations for teachers looking for amazing employment opportunities with high pay, good working conditions, and affordable living. If you’re a teacher looking to further your successful teaching career, these cities are for you. 

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
San Diego California

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Napa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Napa California

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Irvine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Irvine California

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Anaheim California

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Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Boston Massachusetts

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Clara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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San Marcos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
San Marcos California

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Denver Colorado

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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Poway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Cupertino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Santa Ana California

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Modesto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Modesto California

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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Fresno California

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Yuba City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Yuba City California

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Las Vegas Nevada

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New York City New York

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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Ann Arbor Michigan

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Minneapolis Minnesota

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Honolulu Hawaii

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Spokane Washington

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Kenosha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Kenosha Wisconsin

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Louisville Kentucky

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Austin Texas

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Grand Rapids Michigan

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Bridgeton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Bridgeton New Jersey

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New Haven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New Haven Connecticut

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Chicago Illinois

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Arlington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Arlington

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Suffolk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Suffolk Virginia

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Muskegon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Muskegon Michigan

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Stamford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Stamford Connecticut

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Kingston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Kingston New York

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Joliet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Joliet Illinois

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Hartford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Hartford Connecticut

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Vineland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Vineland New Jersey

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Providence Rhode Island

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Cleveland Ohio