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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528 236
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

2
436 210
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

3
337 190
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
206 133
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

5
259 180
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
386 250
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

7
250 186
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

8
264 253
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

9
145 93
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

10
227 169
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
150 132
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

12
146 107
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

13
169 154
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

14
87 58
Key West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

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

16
133 129
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

17
127 107
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

18
143 142
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

19
65 46
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
128 134
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

21
154 147
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

22
100 113
Houston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
51 47
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

24
47 34
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

25
126 133
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Alabama, USA

26
79 73
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA

27
52 43
Pensacola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

28
41 45
New Bern is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

29
99 106
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

30
39 32
Arlington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

31
96 122
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

32
85 97
Columbia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

33
94 113
Fayetteville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

34
36 35
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
15 9
Corpus Christi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Texas, USA

37
37 38
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

38
35 49
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tom Derr added Virginia, USA

39
68 96
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

40
12 7
Winston-Salem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added North Carolina, USA

41
33 35
Auburn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Alabama, USA

42
60 88
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

43
87 115
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

44
71 92
Augusta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

45
77 117
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

46
85 112
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Arkansas, USA

47
36 46
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

48
35 41
Macon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Georgia, USA

49
31 36
Biloxi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Mississippi, USA

50
14 13
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added Virginia, USA