Richmond, VA Beach edge out Charlottesville in new Ã¢â?¬Å?best place to liveÃ¢â?¬Â list
Yes, Charlottesville made one of those “best places to live” lists again, but our self-proclaimed “world-class city” seems to have slipped in the rankings. In the June issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the magazine ranks Charlottesville as the 39th “smartest place to live” in the country. That might seem pretty good, until you notice that Richmond was ranked 26th and Virginia Beach was ranked 38th. Nashville, Tennessee toped the list for its "affordable homes, a mild climate and a phenomenal entertainment scene." Kiplinger’s readers considered the cost of living and the cost of housing to be the two most important factors in finding a place to live.