Best cities list needs a reranking How does Charlotte top this list? And Chattanooga come in No. 3. And Asheville, NC. No. 7. And Knoxville at 85th? That's a rank ranking of the best places to live. Previous entry Next entry Comment ck May 22, 2008 12:48 PM even more frightening, huntsville was in the top ten. the one time i went there the directions i was given involved counting how many wal-marts i had passed and then turning at a burger king. it's really suburbia hell down there.