Best Towns Tournament 2014: Results

We put together a bracket of our 64 favorite towns in the country. See how your pick stacked up.

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Well, here it is. The moment you've all been waiting for. Duluth, MN, took down Provo, UT, Sunday night to earn the title of Outside's Best Town 2014. We'll be following up with coverage of both towns in print and online this September, so look out for our Best Towns special—and maybe start planning a trip to Duluth. 

Round 6 Results 

(6) Duluth, MN, defeats (16) Provo, UT, with 55% of the vote: 66,758 to 54,875

Round 5 Results

(16) Provo, UT, defeats (3) Ithaca, NY, with 51% of the vote: 34,981 to 33,342

(6) Duluth, MN, defeats (2) Ashville, NC, with 68% of the vote: 28,371 to 13,391

Round 4 Results

West

(16) Provo, UT, defeats (6) Anchorage, AK, with 51% of the vote: 50,037 to 47,549

East

(3) Ithaca, NY, defeats (1) Burlington, VT, with 52% of the vote: 26,036 to 24,374

Midwest

(6) Duluth, MN, defeats (4) Minneapolis, MN, with 60% of the vote: 60,210 to 40,530

South

(2) Asheville, NC, defeats (5) Louisville, KY, with 55% of the vote: 22,757 to 18,824

Round 3 Results

West

  • (16) Provo, UT, defeats (4) Missoula, MT, with 51% of the vote: 21,906 to 21,244
  • (6) Anchorage, AK, defeats (2) Boulder, CO, with 55% of the vote: 21,123 to 17,109

East

  • (1) Burlington, VT, defeats (5) Montpelier, VT, with 53% of the vote: 10,814 to 9,545
  • (3) Ithaca, NY, defeats (2) Portland, ME, with 53% of the vote: 14,126 to 12,720

Midwest

  • (4) Minneapolis, MN, defeats (8) Houghton, MI, with 69% of the vote: 24,528 to 10,802
  • (6) Duluth, MN, defeats (7) La Crosse, WI, with 64% of the vote: 26,958 to 14,867

South

  • (5) Louisville, KY, defeats (1) Charleston, SC, with 51% of the vote: 13,643 to 12,960
  • (2) Asheville, NC, defeats (3) Nashville, TN, with 50.01% of the vote: 11,526 to 11,522

Round 2 Results

West

  • (16) Provo, UT, defeats (9) Taos, NM, with 53% of the vote: 9,414 to 8,480
  • (4) Missoula, MT, defeats (5) Bend, OR, with 51% of the vote: 8,140 to 7,861
  • (6) Anchorage, AK, defeats (14) Durango, CO with 51% of the vote: 9,632 to 9,321
  • (2) Boulder, CO, defeats (7) Santa Barbara, CA, with 62% of the vote: 10,298 to 6,222

East

  • (1) Burlington, VT, defeats (8) Great Barrington, MA, with 70% of the vote: 8,370 to 3,592
  • (5) Montpelier, VT, defeats (4) Provincetown, MA, with 56% of the vote: 6,293 to 4,958
  • (3) Ithaca, NY, defeats (11) Gettysbury, PA, with 51% of the vote: 6,977 to 6,599
  • (2) Portland, ME, defeats (10) Hanover, NH, with 68% of the vote: 8,327 to 3,940

Midwest

  • (8) Houghton, MI, defeats (1) Madison, WI, with 52% of the vote: 9,267 to 8,506
  • (4) Minneapolis, MN, defeats (12) Cincinnati, OH, with 56% of the vote: 18,130 to 14,490
  • (6) Duluth, MN, defeats (3) Athens, OH with 79% of the vote: 23,541 to 6,330
  • (7) La Crosse, WI, defeats (2) Grand Rapids, MI, with 52% of the vote: 14,668 to 13,644

South

  • (1) Charleston, SC, defeats (8) Litte Rock, AR with 70% of the vote: 9,567 to 4,126
  • (5) Louisville, KY, defeats (4) Norfolk, VA, with 59% of the vote: 7,797 to 5,516
  • (3) Nashville, TN, defeats (11) Beaufort, SC, with 62% of the vote: 7,980 to 4,790
  • (2) Asheville, NC, defeats (7) Savannah, GA, with 51% of the vote: 7,186 to 6,902

Round 1 Results

West

  • (16) Provo, UT, defeats (1) Jackson, WY, with 55% of the vote: 14,389 to 11,670
  • (9) Taos, NM, defeats (8) Hilo, HI, with 51% of the vote: 6,844 to 6,680
  • (5) Bend, OR, defeats (12) Bellingham, WA, with 71% of the vote: 10,032 to 3,989 
  • (4) Missoula, MT, defeats (13) Carson City, NV, with 80% of the vote: 11,146 to 2,831 
  • (6) Anchorage, AK, (11) defeats Tucson, AZ, with 59% of the vote: 8,297 to 5,751 
  • (14) Durango, CO, defeats (3) Mammoth Lakes, CA, with 62% of the vote: 9,924 to 6,124
  • (7) Santa Barbara, CA, defeats (10) Coeur d'Alene, ID, with 51% of the vote: 7,019 to 6,960 
  • (2) Boulder, CO, defeats (15) Sheridan, WY, with 74% of the vote: 12,206 to 4,226 

East

  • (1) Burlington, VT, defeats (16) Glastonbury, CT, with 86% of the vote: 9,185 to 1,453 
  • (8) Great Barrington, MA, defeats (9) Beacon, NY, with 60% of the vote: 5,473 to 3,573 
  • (5) Montpelier, VT, defeats (12) Princeton, NJ, with 80% of the vote: 7,722 to 1,927 
  • (4) Provincetown, MA, defeats (13) Unity, ME, with 53% of the vote: 4,521 to 3,981 
  • (11) Gettysbury, PA, defeats (6) Jackson, NH, with 52% of the vote: 4,711 to 4,302
  • (3) Ithaca, NY, defeats (14) Newburyport, MA, with 63% of the vote: 5,937 to 3,483 
  • (10) Hanover, NH, defeats (7) St. Michaels, MD, with 72% of the vote: 6,137 to 2,386 
  • (2) Portland, ME, defeats (15) Phoenicia, NY, with 87% of the vote: 9,183 to 1,385 

Midwest

  • (1) Madison, WI, defeats (16) Fargo, ND, with 79% of the vote: 10,191 to 2,755
  • (8) Houghton, MI, defeats (9) Waterloo, IL, with 57% of the vote: 6,284 to 4,838
  • (12) Cincinnati, OH, defeats (5) Bloomington, IN, with 51% of the vote: 6,735 to 6,696
  • (4) Minneapolis, MN, defeats (13) Iowa CIty, IA, with 78% of the vote: 9,976 to 2,665
  • (6) Duluth, MN, defeats (11) Columbia, MO, with 82% of the vote: 15,512 to 3,463
  • (3) Athens, OH, defeats (14) Lawrence, KS, with 51% of the vote: 7,897 to 7,673
  • (7) La Crosse, WI, defeats (10) Rapid City, SD, with 52% of the vote: 5,859 to 5,305
  • (2) Grand Rapids, MI, defeats (15) Omaha, NE, with 68% of the vote: 8,027 to 3,824 

South 

  • (1) Charleston, SC, defeats (16) Tahlequah, OK, with 86% of the vote: 9,651 to 1,557
  • (8) Little Rock, AR, defeats (9) Shepherdstown, WV, with 54% of the vote: 5,085 to 4,297
  • (5) Louisville, KY, defeats (12) Oxford, MS, with 75% of the vote: 7,007 to 2,395  
  • (4) Norfolk, VA, defeats (13) Breaux Bridge, LA, with 68% of the vote: 5,626 to 2,674 
  • (11) Beaufort, SC, defeats (6) Alpine, TX, with 70% of the vote: 5,948 to 2,811 
  • (3) Nashville, TN, defeats (14) Islamorada, FL, with 72% of the vote: 7,396 to 2,924 
  • (7) Savannah, GA, defeats (10) Chapel Hill, NC, with 58% of the vote: 6,179 to 4,508  
  • (2) Asheville, NC, defeats (15) Birmingham, AL, with 86% of the vote: 9,805 to 1,584 

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