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What? South Carolina Missed Cut in Money's 100 Best Cities to Live

Sound off in our comments section and tell us what cities in South Carolina you think should have made the list.

On Monday, Money magazine released the "Top 100 Best Places to Live," but there's something's missing — a South Carolina presence.

The annual list, which compares small cities across America, named Carmel, Ind., the best place to live.

Our neighbors to the north made it on the list with Chapel Hill, N.C.

Rounding out the top 10:

  1. Carmel, Ind.
  2. McKinney, Texas
  3. Eden Prairie, Minn.
  4. Newton, Mass.
  5. Redmond, Wash.
  6. Irvine, Calif.
  7. Reston, Va.
  8. Columbia/Ellicott City, Md.
  9. Overland Park, Kan.
  10. Chapel Hill, N.C.

The full list is available online and will also be published in Money's September issue, which hits newsstands this Friday.

South Carolina has plenty of beautiful places from which to choose. 

Could you make an argument for a South Carolina city to be added to the list or is Money magazine right to not include South Carolina? Tell us in the comments below.

Carolyn Farr Smith August 21, 2012 at 08:53 PM
In my opinion, there were several opportunities for S.C. to be named. Many areas in and around Charleston should have made the list i.e. Sullivan's Island, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island. Greenville and Greer in the Upstate. Maybe they consider many of our areas to rural?
Shawn Drury August 21, 2012 at 09:06 PM
@W.T. - I was referring to the fact that last year's winner -- it was in Colorado -- didn't even make the top 100 this year.
Kim Davis August 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I love living in Charleston, but given our crime statistics and our "revolving door" legal system, I am not at all surprised.
JoSCh August 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
What were their criteria? Arbitrary lists are fun!
stanley seigler August 23, 2012 at 05:49 PM
they didn't use the 'druther criteria'...as in i'd druther live in sville with all its warts...than any of the 100's...

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