America The Best Southern Cities To Live In  

Ranker Travel
Originally by
14.8k votes 2.2k voters 49.8k views 95 items

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.
list ordered by

1
520 229
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

2
429 205
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

3
332 186
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
199 130
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

5
253 178
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
381 248
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

7
243 185
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

8
143 89
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

9
257 252
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

10
224 167
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
144 104
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

12
168 150
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

13
143 131
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

14
84 56
Key West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

15
201 203
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

16
132 127
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

17
141 139
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

18
121 106
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

19
64 44
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
150 144
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

21
49 45
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

22
124 134
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
96 112
Houston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

24
47 32
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

25
78 71
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA

26
123 132
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Alabama, USA

27
41 44
New Bern is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

28
39 30
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

29
50 43
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

30
99 105
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

31
96 120
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

32
83 97
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

33
93 112
Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

34
35 34
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Missouri, USA

35
33 32
Oxford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mississippi, USA

36
35 48
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia, USA

37
68 95
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

38
36 37
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

39
14 9
Corpus Christi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Texas, USA

40
60 87
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

41
85 110
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

42
11 7
Winston-Salem is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added North Carolina, USA

43
87 114
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

44
31 34
Auburn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

45
71 92
Augusta is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

46
36 45
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

47
76 116
Miami is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

48
14 12
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Virginia, USA

49
31 35
Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mississippi, USA

50
35 41
Macon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Georgia, USA