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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514 228
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

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

3
327 184
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
195 128
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

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

6
377 247
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

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

8
140 88
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

9
255 250
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

10
220 167
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

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

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

13
143 131
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

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

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

16
131 126
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

17
141 139
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

18
121 105
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

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

20
148 144
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

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

22
123 134
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34
35 34
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Missouri, 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
35 48
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia, USA

37
36 37
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49
75 116
Miami is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

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