The Southern part of the United States is known for its rich history, hearty foods, country and jazz music, as well as a slower pace of life. Have you ever thought about raising a family there? In that case, you might want to start planting roots in South Carolina.

Dwellics, the authority in U.S. City-Data and personalized advice on where to move. They released their list of the top 100 best cities to raise a family in the south. To compile the report, Dwellics analyzed over 20,000 cities in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. They paid particular attention to the quality of education, community, climate comfort, infrastructure, safety, and finance of each state. Well, you’ll be pleased to find out one of South Carolinas cities has the number one spot. The best part is, it’s not far from Charlotte either!

Why are people moving?

According to the report by Upwork, the world’s largest work marketplace, America’s shift to remote work is resulting in a significant increase in migration; this surge in households planning to move overwhelmingly affects those who live in major cities. As more parents and families are finding, being untethered means being able to relocate to seek out the best for their families, including searching for the type of family-friendly communities with exceptional amenities abundant in the South. Here are the top 15 cities that made the list below. You can see the full report here.

  • 15. Mountain Brook, Alabama

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  • 14. West Point, Virginia

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  • 13. Fish Hawk, Florida

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  • 12. Chickahominy district, Virginia

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  • 11. Madison, Alabama

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  • 10. Independent Hill, Virginia

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  • 9. Oviedo, Florida

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  • 8. Union, Kentucky

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  • 7. Frisco, Texas

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  • 6. Trussville, Alabama

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  • 5. Brentwood, Tennessee

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  • 4. Sugar Land, Texas

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  • 3. Short Pump, Virginia

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  • 2. Lucas, Texas

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  • 1. Fort Mill, South Carolina

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