United States The Best Southern States To Live In  

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List Rules Yeah, we all know you THINK you hate Florida, but don't knock it until you've actually tried it! In other words, don't vote it down just because it doesn't sound cool.

The South is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its delicious foods, and its fun in the sun. Some of the best places to live in the country are in the south. Want gorgeous, sandy beaches? How about a quaint, friendly town? The south can provide you with all of that. But which states are the best to live in?

Would you rather live in a big city or a small town where everyone knows you? Do you want to live near the beach or on a farm? Would you rather live in a house or an apartment? These are all questions you should consider when thinking about where you think the best places to live are.

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North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
North Carolina Raleigh

2
364 192
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Tennessee Nashville

3
293 179
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Georgia Atlanta

4
291 178
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
South Carolina Columbia

5
245 180
Texas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Texas Austin

6
171 155
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Virginia Richmond

7
195 219
Florida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Florida Tallahassee

8
150 190
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Alabama Montgomery

9
118 178
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Arkansas Little Rock

10
111 171
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Louisiana Baton Rouge

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105 165
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Kentucky Frankfort

12
82 165
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Maryland Annapolis

13
84 169
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Mississippi Jackson

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55 152
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Oklahoma Oklahoma City

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51 156
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
West Virginia Charleston

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49 165
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Delaware Dover