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

2
449 216
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

3
343 202
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
216 146
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

5
271 187
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
398 261
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

7
256 193
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

8
153 97
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

9
271 265
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

10
233 174
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
153 138
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

12
149 114
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

13
173 161
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

14
142 133
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

15
90 63
Key West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

16
212 215
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

17
150 148
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

18
127 114
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

19
68 49
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
106 119
Houston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

21
160 156
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

22
133 144
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
54 53
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

24
50 35
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

25
83 76
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA