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Most Livable Cities in the Southeast U.S.

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Posted On : Oct 27, 2014

So you’re thinking about packing up your bags and moving south? There are plenty of very affordable and livable cities in the Southeast of the country. From large thriving metropolitan areas to small towns with a Southern charm, you’re sure to find a place that you can call home. Let’s take a look at some of the most livable cities in the states south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

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  1. Miami Beach, Florida.This diverse and vibrant city is only 7 miles long and 1 mile wide, but there’s plenty to do there. The average home price in Miami Beach is $330,000 and the median income is $43,000 a year. Besides the beautiful beach, Miami Beach also offers shopping, museums, and stunning architecture.
  2. Greensboro, North Carolina.If you’re looking to move to a town on the rise, Greensboro is just the place. The city as plenty of education and medial options and the downtown scene is expanding. Homes are affordable, too, at an average of $147,000.
  3. Tampa, Florida.With a great hospital system and good schools, Tampa is built more for residents than tourists. You’ll enjoy the warm weather by the bay or the river. You can buy a home in Tampa for about $173,000 on average.
  4. Huntsville, Alabama.This city of 180,000 residents prides itself on sending at least 92 of its high school students on to higher education each year. When those students get their degree and a job, they can afford to buy a home, too. The average home price is $155,000.
  5. Orlando, Florida. Home to Disney World and many other theme parks, Orlando also has almost 30 colleges and university campuses nearby. Medical care is excellent, as well. The typical home costs around $180,000.
  6. Asheville, North Carolina.Home to the University of North Carolina at Asheville, this town of 83,000 residents has a thriving nightlife scene and an average home cost of $195,000.
  7. Charleston, North Carolina.This coastal city is more than just its wonderful beaches. Charleston residents enjoy excellent local dining. The city is pedestrian- and biker-friendly, as well, with plenty of walking baths and bike lanes. The median home price is $256,000.
  8. Atlanta, Georgia.Atlanta is a bustling metropolitan city with an exciting nightlife and excellent bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Home to business professionals and creative alike, Atlanta is the place to be right now in the South. The median home price is $210,000.
  9. New Orleans, Louisiana. There’s no other city like New Orleans anywhere in the world. Be prepared to host your out-of-town friends often: with its legendary mix of local cuisine and music, you’ll be living in a destination city. The average home price in New Orleans is about $325,000.
  10. Greenville, South Carolina. The fastest growing metropolitan region in South Carolina, Greenville is also home to many colleges and universities, such as Furman University. Greenville also boasts excellent medical care and affordable housing. The average cost of a home in Greenville is just over $200,000.
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