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by Erin Z. Bass

33 Southern Cities Listed As “Top 100 Places To Live.”

RelocateAmerica has released its list of the “Top 100 Places To Live,” and 33 Southern cities made the cut for 2010. According to the RelocateAmerica website, these are communities “poised for recovery and future growth.” These cities were chosen for their strong local leadership, employment opportunities, thriving community commitment, improving real estate markets, growing green iniatives, plentiful recreational options and overall high quality of life. To sum it up, these places are moving in the right direction!

Some of these cities have also been included in RelocateAmerica’s “Breakout Lists.” Making it even more attractive, Huntsville, Alabama, is also listed as a “Top 10 Overall City,” “Earth-Friendly City” and “Recovery City,” Dallas and Austin, Texas, are considered good cities for singles and young professionals; Valdosta, Georgia, McAllen, Texas, Greenville, South Carolina, and Tampa, Florida, are affordable cities; and Fairhope, Alabama, St. Augustine, Florida, and Peachtree City, Georgia, are noted as “Top 10 Small Towns.”

Top Places To Live in the South

ALABAMA

Fairhope

Huntsville

ARKANSAS

Bella Vista

Hot Springs Village

Little Rock

Springdale

FLORIDA

Oviedo

Sarasota

St. Augustine

Tampa

GEORGIA

Columbus

Peachtree City

Valdosta

KENTUCKY

Lexington

Louisville

LOUISIANA

Lafayette

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville

Charlotte

Raleigh

Wilmington

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston

Greenville

TENNESSEE

Knoxville

Nashville

TEXAS

Austin

Dallas

Fort Worth

McAllen

San Antonio

The Woodlands

VIRGINIA

Alexandria

Fairfax

Richmond

Photos (top to bottom): Knoxville riverboat courtesy of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development; downtown Fairhope; Huntsville cityscape; Converse Dalton Ferrell House in downtown Valdosta courtesy of Georgia Tourism; Village at River Ranch in Lafayette; camping perspective in Tennessee courtesy of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development; and Wilmington’s waterfront courtesy of Visit North Carolina.

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