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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544 238
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
South Carolina, USA

2
446 213
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

3
341 197
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

4
213 142
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
boberton added North Carolina, USA

5
269 183
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
North Carolina, USA

6
396 258
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

7
255 190
Austin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

8
152 95
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Fultongamez added South Carolina, USA

9
269 260
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Georgia, USA

10
231 171
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Tennessee, USA

11
148 112
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
ProgdenJimbot added North Carolina, USA

12
151 137
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

13
172 159
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Tennessee, USA

14
141 131
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Virginia, USA

15
210 209
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Louisiana, USA

16
88 61
Key West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

17
147 146
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kentucky, USA

18
127 112
St. Petersburg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

19
68 48
St. Augustine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Florida, USA

20
105 115
Houston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

21
158 152
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Florida, USA

22
130 141
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Texas, USA

23
52 50
Kitty Hawk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added North Carolina, USA

24
49 35
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
Kassie Lanzarotta added Texas, USA

25
82 75
Williamsburg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Cities To Live In
JamesAnthonyCur added Virginia, USA