Nicest Places

After hearing all your stories and submissions, we’ve found some of the nicest places in America. From metropolitan miracles to small-town hidden gems, our nation’s capacity for human kidness will amaze you. Did your town make the list?

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Rochester, NY

Rochester has a history of kindness and philanthropy that has only gotten stronger with time, as some of Rochester's most popular attractions use their platform to not only accommodate, but uplift their community.

Aston Township, PA

Aston Township traces its roots to before the Revolutionary War. While history is an important part of the town, it's...


Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg is steeped in American history and patriotic pride runs deep. Friendly neighbors and good people are as reliable as...


New Ulm, MN

Rich with German history and culture, New Ulm goes out of its way to be a welcoming place for residents...


Joliet, IL

Joliet has a long history of welcoming folks to town with open arms -- including, once, President Kennedy.

Kennebunkport, ME

Steeped in history and camaraderie, community is in no short supply in Kennebunkport. Taking an organized approach to education and...


DeRidder, LA

A military community with a rich history of being nice, fables of DeRidder's kindness stretch as far back as World...

Sauk Centre, MN

Welcome to Sauk Centre, a city with a cordial history and contemporary reputation to match. While it's famously known as...