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

2
385 184
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Savannah Georgia, USA

3
285 165
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Asheville North Carolina, USA

4
161 103
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

5
222 159
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Raleigh North Carolina, USA

6
345 224
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Nashville Tennessee, USA

7
211 175
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Austin Texas, USA

8
116 73
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA

9
225 229
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Atlanta Georgia, USA

10
197 157
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Chatanooga Tennessee, USA

11
148 135
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

12
122 92
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added Wilmington North Carolina, USA

13
124 122
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
San Antonio Texas, USA

14
183 190
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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116 115
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Richmond Virginia, USA

16
68 48
Key West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Key West Florida, USA

17
124 127
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisville Kentucky, USA

18
107 97
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
St. Petersburg Florida, USA

19
38 35
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Kitty Hawk North Carolina, USA

20
135 136
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tampa Florida, USA

21
107 125
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Dallas Texas, USA

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48 38
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added St. Augustine Florida, USA

23
67 62
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Williamsburg Virginia, USA

24
79 106
Houston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Houston Texas, USA

25
31 35
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

26
29 22
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Arlington Texas, USA

27
87 97
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Lexington Kentucky, USA

28
32 26
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Fort Worth Texas, USA

Utterly Fascinating Theories Behind The Vanishing Roanoke Colony

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107 125
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Birmingham Alabama, USA

30
80 109
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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37 37
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Pensacola Florida, USA

32
61 87
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Orlando Florida, USA

33
83 104
Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fayetteville Arkansas, USA

34
26 37
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

35
80 102
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tallahassee Florida, USA

The Coolest, Best Kept Secrets of the Disney Parks

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52 78
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

37
70 91
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Columbia South Carolina, USA

38
77 102
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

39
23 26
Oxford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Oxford Mississippi, USA

40
28 33
Macon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Macon Georgia, USA

41
25 29
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mobile Alabama, USA

42
14 25
Springfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Springfield Missouri, USA

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60 83
Augusta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Augusta Georgia, USA

44
5 3
Corpus Christi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Corpus Christi Texas, USA

45
65 108
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Miami Florida, USA

46
29 41
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Norfolk Virginia, USA

47
23 29
Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Biloxi Mississippi, USA

48
27 35
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Arlington Virginia, USA

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31 41
North Charleston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Charleston South Carolina, USA

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5 4
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Roanoke Virginia, USA