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If you are looking for an affordable place to live we have that city very close to Charlotte. According to USNews.com, Hickory is the most affordable city to live in in the United States Of America! Way to go Hickory.

U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on the quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

Hickory ranked as the 3rd best place to live in North Carolina overall. It has extremely low costs for housing and a below-average crime rate.

Several North Carolina Cities Rank Best Places To Live

  • 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