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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523 236
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

2
434 210
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

3
337 189
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
205 133
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

5
258 180
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
385 249
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

7
249 186
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

8
263 253
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

9
145 92
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

10
226 169
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
146 106
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

12
169 153
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

13
148 132
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

14
87 57
Key West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

15
203 204
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

16
133 128
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

17
126 107
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

18
143 141
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

19
65 45
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
154 145
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

21
51 46
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

22
127 134
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
99 113
Houston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

24
47 33
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

25
79 72
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA

26
125 132
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Alabama, USA

27
51 43
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

28
41 44
New Bern is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

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

30
39 31
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

31
96 121
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
36 34
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Missouri, USA

34
94 112
Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, 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
15 9
Corpus Christi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Texas, USA

37
35 49
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia, USA

38
68 96
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

39
33 34
Auburn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

40
36 38
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

41
60 87
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, 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
77 116
Miami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

45
85 111
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

46
71 92
Augusta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

47
13 11
Charlottesville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Virginia, USA

48
36 46
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

49
35 41
Macon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Georgia, USA

50
31 36
Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mississippi, USA