Careers The Best Cities for Teachers  

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

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Boston Massachusetts

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Napa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Napa California

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Long Beach 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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Denver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Denver Colorado

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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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San Marcos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
San Marcos California

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Cupertino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Poway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Santa Clara 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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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Ann Arbor Michigan

U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New York City New York

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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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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Fresno California

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Modesto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Modesto California

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Minneapolis Minnesota

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
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America's Coolest Cities

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Las Vegas Nevada

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

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Austin Texas

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Spokane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Spokane Washington

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Grand Rapids Michigan

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Bridgeton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Bridgeton New Jersey

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New Haven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New Haven Connecticut

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Louisville Kentucky

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

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Hartford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Hartford Connecticut

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Vineland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Vineland New Jersey

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Providence Rhode Island

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Kenosha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Kenosha Wisconsin

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

The Most Magical Cities in the World

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

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

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Cleveland Ohio

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers

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Suffolk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Suffolk Virginia

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Muskegon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Muskegon Michigan

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

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Joliet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Joliet Illinois