Best Towns

Voters' Choice: The 4 Best Towns in America

After 20 days and more than one million votes since the start of our 2014 Best Towns Tournament, we're finally down to the final four. With less than two weeks left, we take a minute to weigh in on...

The Best River Towns in America: Richmond, Virginia

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Boise, Idaho

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Durango, Colorado

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Missoula, Montana

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Nashville, Tennessee

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Hood River, Oregon

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: Ithaca, New York

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America: How They Were Picked

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: You. Over the past few months, 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly...

The Best River Towns in America

To help select America's most progressive, adventurous, and livable river towns, we turned to a trusted source: More than 20,000 readers in 10 finalist towns engaged in a mostly friendly and always...

How You Picked Them

These 18 burgs are the finest runners-up you'd ever want to call home, from a Midwestern mountain-biking hub, to a Seattle-area hang-gliding mecca, to, um, Boulder. (We know, shocker.) Here's how you...

Charleston, South Carolina

These 18 burgs are the finest runners-up you'd ever want to call home, including Charleston, South Carolina.