Charlotte named one of the best places to live in the USA

Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Charlotte already has a lot to brag about, but now the Queen City can add another crowning achievement to its title.

Charlotte is ranked one of the best places to live in the United States for 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Queen City rounds out the top 20 for best places to live and is 34th in best places to retire.

U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

it's not hard to understand why Charlotte was ranked so high. The city, with its equal parts old-fashioned southern charm and high energy comsmopolitan bustle, continues to transform and expand.

"You'll frequently hear the word 'manageable' used to describe Charlotte," the U.S. News profile states. "Its climate is more manageable than Florida's and its housing prices and living expenses are more manageable than New York City."

Other North Carolina cities on the list include Raleigh and Durham, Asheville, and Winston-Salem.

See the full list here.