CHARLOTTE, NC — The South has no shortage of spectacular views, from sunny beaches to historic towns and sweeping farmlands. Southern Living Magazine narrowed down the plethora of choices to 15, and three North Carolina cities makes the cut.
The Prettiest Cities ranking was part of the magazine’s South’s Best 2018, decided on by 32,000 readers. “Quirky college cities, lazy beach towns, historic coastal hubs, and bustling metropolises make up the pulsing heart and the pretty façade of the South,” states Southern Living on the winners.
With their picturesque streets and historical charm, it’s no surprise that Asheville, Wilmington and Chapel Hill made the list. Among a diverse selection of cities like Charleston, South Carolina , Lexington, Kentucky and San Antonio, Texas, North Carolina was the only state to rate three cities on the list.
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Here are the full rankings from Southern Living:
Charleston, South Carolina Savannah, Georgia Asheville, North Carolina Annapolis, Maryland Sarasota, Florida Greenville, South Carolina Fayetteville, Arkansas Wilmington, North Carolina Lexington, Kentucky Chapel Hill, North Carolina St. Petersburg, Florida Georgetown, Texas Chattanooga, Tennessee Alexandria, Virginia San Antonio, Texas
Patch Editor Emily Leayman contributed
Photo by Patch Editor Kimberly Johnson