U.S. News surveys people across the country to determine where they would live if given the choice.

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

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

Charlotte, North Carolina Best Places to Live 2022-2023 Rank: 30 Metro Population: 2,595,027 Median Home Price: $406,169 Average Annual Salary: $55,330

Eugene, Oregon Best Places to Live 2022-2023 Rank: 119 Metro Population: 377,749 Median Home Price: $323,000 Average Annual Salary: $50,770

Tampa, Florida Best Places to Live 2022-2023 Rank: 39 Metro Population: 3,152,928 Median Home Price: $369,299 Average Annual Salary: $51,770

New York City Best Places to Live 2022-2023 Rank: 120 Metro Population: 20,205,876 Median Home Price: $668,699 Average Annual Salary: $71,188

Seattle Best Places to Live 2022-2023 Rank: 36 Metro Population: 3,928,498 Median Home Price: $736,721 Average Annual Salary: $74,330