Sweet Home Alabama. Georgia on My Mind. Song of the South. Kentucky Woman.
There’s a reason so many famous songs are about the southern states. They make great places to call home, and if you ever leave, you’ll likely miss the charm of these five cities. Here’s a look at 5 southern cities that are beloved by their residents.
5. Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is the largest city on this list by a mile, but don’t let that fool you. The city still retains its Southern charm, and the outskirts of the city offer some beautiful living spaces. Fun fact: this is Elton John’s favorite city in the world.
4. Birmingham, Alabama
Home to the University of Alabama and the largest city in the state, Birmingham residents are proud of where they come from. It doesn’t matter whether you call it “The Iron City,” “Pittsburgh of the South,” or “The Magic City,” it’s a great place to be.
3. Asheville, North Carolina
If you lived in “Beer City, USA” you’d probably be pretty happy too. Asheville is home to a thriving brew scene, great coffee shops, and some of the friendliest people in the nation. Making a move here wouldn’t be a bad idea.
2. Charleston, South Carolina
Fantastic restaurants, easy day trips to beautiful beaches, and a slow paced way of living make Charleston #2 on our list of Southern cities that residents love to call home. Few people ever leave Charleston after they make the move, and we can’t blame them. What’s not to love?
1. Savannah, Georgia
Maybe the most picturesque city in the South, Savannah is home to some amazing mansions. Large oak trees line the roads and independent shops and restaurants are abundant. Everyone is your friend in Savannah.