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The Best Southern Cities To Live In 

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Updated June 14, 2019 20.5k votes 3k voters 61.8k views 96 items

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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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA
2
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA
3
Austin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA
4
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA
5
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA
6
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA
7
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA
8
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA
9
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA
10
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA
11
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA
12
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA
13
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA
14
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA
15
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA
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Houston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA
17
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA
18
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA
19
Key West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA
20
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA
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Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA
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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Knoxville Tennessee, USA
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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Alabama, USA
24
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA
25
Winston-Salem is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
kent787 added North Carolina, USA