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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1
471 252
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Raleigh

2
427 220
Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Nashville

3
337 196
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Atlanta

4
327 197
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Columbia

5
287 191
Texas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Austin

6
202 176
Virginia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Richmond

7
221 243
Florida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Tallahassee

8
174 207
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Montgomery

9
139 183
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Baton Rouge

10
125 179
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Frankfort

11
136 199
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Little Rock

12
97 189
Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Jackson

13
95 189
Maryland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Annapolis

14
65 176
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Oklahoma City

15
62 174
West Virginia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
Charleston

16
56 188
Delaware is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern States To Live In
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