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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401 205
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Nashville

2
447 242
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Raleigh

3
321 185
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Atlanta

4
313 185
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Columbia

5
269 187
Texas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Austin

6
190 166
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Richmond

7
207 236
Florida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Tallahassee

8
165 200
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Montgomery

9
129 175
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Baton Rouge

10
130 190
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Little Rock

11
117 173
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Frankfort

12
91 175
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Annapolis

13
90 177
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Jackson

14
60 166
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Oklahoma City

15
57 166
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Charleston

16
53 176
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
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