It could be the comfort food, warm weather or lush foliage that appeals to you most – in any case, the South is calling and you’re ready to make it your home. But where should you put down roots?

Chattanooga, Tennessee Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 59 Metro Population: 561,055 Median Home Price: $188,600 Average Annual Salary: $47,240

Houston Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 58 Metro Population: 6,979,613 Median Home Price: $369,550 Average Annual Salary: $55,950

Richmond, Virginia Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 57 Metro Population: 1,282,067 Median Home Price: $395,164 Average Annual Salary: $55,630

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 56 Metro Population: 671,156 Median Home Price: $305,115 Average Annual Salary: $49,470

Charleston, South Carolina Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 49 Metro Population: 790,955 Median Home Price: $448,646 Average Annual Salary: $50,810

Asheville, North Carolina Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 46 Metro Population: 459,344 Median Home Price: $278,750 Average Annual Salary: $46,310

Pensacola, Florida Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 44 Metro Population: 496,278 Median Home Price: $200,800 Average Annual Salary: $45,170