’d 2023 Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Southeast includes Asheville

Press release from has released a ranking of the Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Southeast.

The 2023 ranking of the best places to live in the Southeast was created using data collected from Livability’s annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, celebrating the best small and mid-sized communities across the U.S. The list is based on extensive research into relocation trends, economic variables and factors that influence the quality of life.

Per Livability’s emphasis on affordability, only cities with a median home value of $500,000 or less were included in the final ranking of the Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Southeast, and the list broadly reflects the findings that affordability and local amenities are top priorities for people looking to relocate.

“People are thinking about where their money goes the furthest right now, as remote work continues for many, and affordability is harder and harder to find,” says Amanda Ellis, Editor in Chief. “We highlight the amazing small and mid-sized communities across the U.S., and it’s often these places that stand out when it comes to offering affordability alongside amenities and opportunities.” partnered with Applied Geographic Solutions (AGS) to collect data for more than 2,000 U.S. cities with populations between 75,000 and 500,000 and then used nearly 100 data points to measure the economy, housing and cost of living, amenities, transportation, environment, safety, education and health care quality of each city. That algorithm also factored in additional affordability criteria based on an analysis of average rents and home prices relative to local income.

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One thought on “’d 2023 Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Southeast includes Asheville

  1. Lou

    Based on WHAT exactly? Price of luxury homes here versus in New York or California? So all the rich people come here and buy up all the property and drive up prices and leave the rest of us living in squalor? I hate this place and every single magazine that insists on continuing this BS when we are living in a dystopian nightmare, with homeless drug addicts on nearly every corner because we have so little mental healthcare facilities for them and no housing. Bad roads, angry drivers, need I go on?

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