Livability writers crisscross the U.S in search of great stories, and the best tales are told in the Main Street diners, corner churches, park benches and even the mayor’s offices of small to mid-sized cities and towns. These communities are doubling down on livability for their residents. This ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live celebrates the work they are doing. This list analyzed the best public and private data sources. More than 2,000 cities were ranked, so every city on this list is in the top 5 percent of livable communities in the U.S. Spend some time getting to know them, and when it comes time for your next move, maybe you'll think small.
Charleston, SC made the 2015 list of Top 100 Best Places to Live
Home to the Medical University of South Carolina and The Citiadel, Charleston offers easy access to quality health care and top-rated education to residents. Outdoor entusiasts enjoy access to sports like golf and tennis, as well as walking trails, cycling lanes and the mild temperatures that make it easy to stay active year round. Known for its top-notch restaurants, historic architecture and beachfronts, the city also has surprisingly affordable housing.