america The Best Southern Cities To Live In  

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The South has some of the coolest cities and towns to live in in the entire country. Whether it's a bustling metropolis or a quaint town, the South has it all. There are so many different factors to consider when thinking about the best places to live. Do you want to live near a body of water? Consider Charleston, SC, right on the Atlantic Coast, or New Orleans, in the heart of the Gulf of Mississippi. How about in a big city? Atlanta is the 11th most populous city in the US. If you're looking to move to a small town in the USA, will you be able to find work there? Consider up-and-coming cities like Birmingham, Memphis, and Little Rock.  

Which cities in the South are the best to live in? Vote up all of your favorite Southern cities, and feel free to add any that aren't already listed here.

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Charleston South Carolina, USA

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Savannah Georgia, USA

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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Asheville North Carolina, USA

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Raleigh North Carolina, USA

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Austin Texas, USA

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Greenville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Chatanooga Tennessee, USA

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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added Wilmington North Carolina, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
San Antonio Texas, USA

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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Key West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Key West Florida, USA

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Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Richmond Virginia, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
St. Petersburg Florida, USA

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tampa Florida, USA

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Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Kitty Hawk North Carolina, USA

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St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added St. Augustine Florida, USA

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Dallas Texas, USA

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Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Williamsburg Virginia, USA

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Houston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Houston Texas, USA

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New Bern is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added New Bern North Carolina, USA

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Arlington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Arlington Texas, USA

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Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Pensacola Florida, USA

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Lexington Kentucky, USA

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fayetteville Arkansas, USA

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Orlando Florida, USA

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Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tallahassee Florida, USA

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Columbia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Columbia South Carolina, USA

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

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Oxford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Oxford Mississippi, USA

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Augusta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Augusta Georgia, USA

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Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Roanoke Virginia, USA

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Corpus Christi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Corpus Christi Texas, USA

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Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Biloxi Mississippi, USA

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Springfield is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Springfield Missouri, USA

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Mobile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mobile Alabama, USA

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Arlington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Arlington Virginia, USA

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Macon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Macon Georgia, USA

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Bowling Green is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Bowling Green Kentucky, USA

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Miami Florida, USA

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Auburn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Auburn Alabama, USA