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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228 159
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

2
357 207
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

3
564 245
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

4
462 223
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

5
279 191
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
265 197
Austin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

7
409 266
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

8
281 271
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

9
162 100
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

10
240 178
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
158 142
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

12
112 126
Houston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

13
178 164
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

14
223 223
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

15
145 139
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

16
152 120
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

17
96 67
Key West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

18
154 153
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

19
74 53
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
56 58
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

21
129 118
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

22
136 152
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
164 160
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

24
85 79
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA

25
51 40
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA