Best Towns

Hit the Road: Find Your Best Town Ever

Last July, my wife and I faced a question: should we stay or should we go? We had moved from Denver to Boston two years earlier for my job, but I had just left the position to work as a freelance...

Why Duluth is the Best Town in America

The finalists in our Best Town Ever competition have a lot in common: Thriving food scenes, walkable neighborhoods, and, of course, incredible access to trails, rivers, mountains, and lakes. But no...

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

We've discovered exactly what makes them the best towns to call home. You voted in surprising up-and-comers and classic adventure hubs. We took a hard look at their offerings, from abundant trails to...

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...