The South

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
Raleigh
2
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Nashville
3
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Atlanta
4
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Columbia
5
Texas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Austin
6
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Richmond
7
Florida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Tallahassee
8
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Baton Rouge
9
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Montgomery
10
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Frankfort
11
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Little Rock
12
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Jackson
13
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Annapolis
14
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Oklahoma City
15
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Charleston
16
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Dover