People always rave about North Carolina and several North Carolina cities have made several positive lists over the last few years, but which ones rank in the Best Places To Live list?

U.S. News & World Report analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market, and high quality of life.

Eight North Carolina cities made the list, with two charting in the top ten!

  • The North Carolina Cities & How They Ranked...

  • 6. Raleigh & Durham

  • 30. Charlotte

  • 31. Hickory

  • 46. Asheville

  • 56. Winston-Salem

  • 90. Greensboro

  • 43. Fayetteville

  • Top 10 Best Places To Live Overall

  • 1. Huntsville, AL

    Overall score 7.0

    Quality of life 6.8

    Value 8.5

  • 2. Colorado Springs, CO

    Overall score 6.8

    Quality of life 6.4

    Value 5.7

  • 3. Green Bay, WI

    Overall score 6.8

    Quality of life 7.1

    Value 8.5

  • 4. Boulder, CO

    Overall score 6.8

    Quality of life 7.7

    Value 5.1

  • 5. San Jose, CA

    Overall score 6.7

    Quality of life 7.6

    Value 5.5

  • 6. Raleigh & Durham, NC

    Overall score 6.7

    Quality of life 6.8

    Value 7.1

  • 7. Fayetteville, AR

    Overall score 6.7

    Quality of life 6.8

    Value 8.3

  • 8. Portland, ME

    Overall score 6.7

    Quality of life 7.2

    Value 6.6

  • 9. Sarasota, FL

    Overall score 6.7

    Quality of life 7.0

    Value 6.2

  • 10. San Francisco, CA

    Overall score 6.7

    Quality of life 6.8

    Value 5.1

  • As Far As South Carolina Cities Go...

    Several South Carolina cities made the list as well, including several in our listening area!

  • 37. Myrtle Beach, SC

  • 43. Greenville, SC

  • 49. Charleston

  • 62. Spartanburg, SC

  • 80. Columbia, SC

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