Best Places to Live

Greensboro, NC

Population: 291,209
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According to a recent Wallethub survey, Greensboro topped the charts for the U.S. city with the least amount of traffic. Get this: the average commuter only spent an annual total of 4 hours in congestion. (This is a breeze compared to cities like Atlanta, where drivers spend up to 102 hours a year stuck in traffic.) One Reddit user describes their commute across the Greensboro metro area as taking only 15 minutes.

Besides virtually no traffic, Greensboro is a fabulous place to call home. The city scored a coveted spot on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live list this year thanks to affordability, its dedication to diversity and inclusiveness, and abundance of restaurants and craft breweries to spend all that free time you won’t spend sitting in gridlock.