Americans will move across the country for just about anything - be it a job, to be closer to a loved one, or just to get a little more sun. While the initial reason for a move to a new city will vary from person to person, the location's job market, affordability and overall quality of life are a few of the characteristics to consider before the movers are called. The 2016 U.S. News Best Places to Live rankings examine ta variety of factors, from job market to quality of life, that ultimately determine which of the country’s largest metro areas would be more suitable for more people.
#19 Charleston, SC
Also voted a highly desirable place to live, Charleston is rich in history and real estate with historical homes and municipal buildings dating back to the 18th century. While it's less than a third of the size of Portland area in population, Charleston's metro region has seen a significant number of people moving there in recent years, with the population growing more than 6% between 2010 and 2014.
US News - Real Estate