The South 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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534 237
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

2
439 212
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

3
339 193
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
208 136
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

5
264 181
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
391 253
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

7
252 187
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

8
266 256
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

9
149 94
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

10
230 169
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
147 109
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

12
172 156
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

13
150 134
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

14
138 129
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

15
87 60
Key West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

16
205 207
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

17
145 143
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

18
127 110
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

19
68 46
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
129 138
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

21
154 150
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

22
101 115
Houston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
52 49
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

24
48 35
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

25
128 135
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Alabama, USA

26
80 74
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA

27
53 44
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

28
43 47
New Bern is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

29
101 107
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

30
98 123
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

31
39 34
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

32
86 99
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

33
38 50
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia, USA

34
14 7
Winston-Salem is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added North Carolina, USA

35
95 116
Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

36
38 39
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

37
69 97
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

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

39
39 46
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

40
15 11
Corpus Christi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Texas, USA

41
34 36
Auburn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

42
33 35
Oxford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mississippi, USA

43
87 112
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

44
33 37
Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mississippi, USA

45
60 90
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

46
72 93
Augusta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

47
88 116
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

48
36 42
Macon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Georgia, USA

49
27 30
Hot Springs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Hot Springs Arkansas, USA

50
20 33
Falls Church is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division, USA