Nicest Place in America 2017 Winner: Gallatin, Tennessee!

Gallatin, Tennessee is the winner of Nicest Place in America 2017! Read the inspiring story of the kind, caring people of Gallatin and how they pulled together during a horrific tragedy.

Read about all ten finalists here.

You can also buy a copy of the Reader’s Digest November issue, with Gallatin on the cover and featuring 32 pages of new content about each of the 10 Nicest Place in America finalists (digital edition). Heartwarming traditions, people coming together to overcome tragedy, and neighbors treating each other with dignity and respect — it’s what America is all about!

Think you live in the Nicest Place in America and want it to be featured on the cover of Reader’s Digest? We’re already accepting nominations for 2018

The Nice People Nextdoor

We’ve partnered with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, to find the Nicest Place in America. On Nextdoor, neighbors create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can ask questions, get to know one another, and exchange local advice and recommendations. Join your neighbors on Nextdoor now.

Finding Kindness Everywhere We Look

Reader’s Digest has partnered with BYUtv’s hit show Random Acts to find the Nicest Place in America. Whimsical and heartwarming, Random Acts is a vibrant hidden-camera show that will make you laugh and inspire you to pay it forward. Watch anytime at Follow Random Acts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The 10 Finalists


Official Contest Rules