Money magazine has just come out with their annual list of the 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. They looked at towns and cities with a population of at least 20,000, weighing them on criteria such as cost of living, economic opportunity, and diversity.
The Southeast is well represented in the ranking for 2022-2023. Topping the list is Atlanta, Georgia, which gets high marks for the many opportunities it offers job seekers, students and families, plus housing prices are relatively reasonable. The current median price for a home in Atlanta is $428,000, which is $7,000 less than the U.S. average of $435,000.
Three cities in the Carolinas are also on the list. Raleigh is ranked as the fourth best place to live in the nation. Chapel Hill, North Carolina sits at #12 and Greenville, South Carolina landed at #46. You can see the full list HERE.