Sorry, Raleigh, you’re not taking this one from us. Charlotte has landed on Southern Living’s top ten list of the “South’s Best Cities 2022.” The Queen City ranks eighth.

Other cities in the Carolinas also garnered high praise. Charleston, SC tops the “South’s Best Cities” list, while Asheville, NC is third. Greenville, SC and Raleigh, NC are #1 and #2, respectively, on the “South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022” list.

The Carolinas also shined on Southern Living’s other “South’s Best” lists, including Small Towns (#1 Beaufort, SC), Beach Towns (#1 Hilton Head, SC), Lake Towns (#1 Lake Lure, NC), State Parks (#1 Grandfather Mountain, NC), Scenic Drives (#1 Blue Ridge Parkway), Resorts (#1 Biltmore, NC), and more. You can see them HERE.

Southern Living’s “South’s Best Cities 2022”