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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427 202
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Savannah Georgia, USA

3
326 184
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Asheville North Carolina, USA

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195 128
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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249 178
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Raleigh North Carolina, USA

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377 246
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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240 185
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Austin Texas, USA

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139 88
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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219 167
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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141 104
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added Wilmington North Carolina, USA

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165 150
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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143 131
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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84 56
Key West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Key West Florida, USA

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200 203
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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131 126
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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121 105
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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63 44
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added St. Augustine Florida, USA

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148 143
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tampa Florida, USA

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

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123 133
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Dallas Texas, USA

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95 112
Houston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Houston Texas, USA

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46 32
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Fort Worth Texas, USA

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

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

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

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

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99 105
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Lexington Kentucky, USA

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49 43
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Pensacola Florida, USA

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95 120
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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82 97
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Columbia South Carolina, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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67 95
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Orlando Florida, USA

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

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

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87 113
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tallahassee Florida, USA

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85 110
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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11 7
Winston-Salem is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Winston-Salem North Carolina, USA

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

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

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

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14 12
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Roanoke Virginia, USA

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31 35
Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Biloxi Mississippi, USA

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75 115
Miami is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Miami Florida, USA

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