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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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321 150
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Savannah Georgia, USA

3
228 138
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Asheville North Carolina, USA

4
112 72
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added Charlotte North Carolina, USA

5
301 181
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Nashville Tennessee, USA

6
174 133
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Raleigh North Carolina, USA

7
171 149
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Austin Texas, USA

8
181 194
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Atlanta Georgia, USA

9
163 141
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Chatanooga Tennessee, USA

10
109 105
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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76 57
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added Greenville South Carolina, USA

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120 119
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Knoxville Tennessee, USA

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98 97
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Richmond Virginia, USA

14
160 170
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

15
95 80
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added Wilmington North Carolina, USA

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105 112
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
San Antonio Texas, USA

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89 83
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
St. Petersburg Florida, USA

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117 116
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tampa Florida, USA

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47 36
Key West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Key West Florida, USA

20
89 108
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Dallas Texas, USA

21
35 29
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added St. Augustine Florida, USA

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23 25
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Kitty Hawk North Carolina, USA

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54 52
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Williamsburg Virginia, USA

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67 96
Houston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Houston Texas, USA

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22 27
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

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69 92
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Memphis Tennessee, USA

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19 24
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

28
89 108
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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73 88
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tallahassee Florida, USA

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26 25
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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54 74
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Orlando Florida, USA

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22 30
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Mark Lanzarotta added Norfolk Virginia, USA

33
27 28
North Charleston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Charleston South Carolina, USA

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71 88
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Lexington Kentucky, USA

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73 92
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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18 17
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Arlington Texas, USA

37
61 77
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Columbia South Carolina, USA

38
18 19
Macon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Macon Georgia, USA

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

40
52 68
Augusta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Augusta Georgia, USA

41
71 95
Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fayetteville Arkansas, USA

42
19 22
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Fort Worth Texas, USA

43
44 70
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Baton Rouge Louisiana, USA

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16 19
Bowling Green is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Bowling Green Kentucky, USA

45
13 24
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added El Paso Texas, USA

46
9 18
Springfield is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Springfield Missouri, USA

47
13 16
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Charleston West Virginia, USA

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13 16
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Columbus Georgia, USA

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11 22
Milledgeville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Mark Lanzarotta added Milledgeville Georgia, USA

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12 15
Hot Springs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Hot Springs Arkansas, USA