The Nicest Place in South Dakota: Rapid City
Each winter, people drape coats, gloves, and scarves on the town’s statues. It’s for the needy to take, and it’s...
The Nicest Place in Georgia: The Fugees Family in Clarkston
This non-traditional school uses soccer to help refugees learn, and it has a 100% college acceptance rate.
The Nicest Place in Tennessee: Franklin
To bring people together, this traditional Southern city embraces its past—both the good and the bad.
The Nicest Place in Hawaii: Ahuimanu
"Aloha" is a way of life on Hawaii, and this place truly embodies the spirit.
The Nicest Place in Utah: Springville
Every year, folk dancers and musicians from around the world come to this out-of-the-way town to strut their stuff, and...
The Nicest Place in Vermont: Barre City
Most people don’t want a drug treatment addict as a neighbor. In this town, they’re met with open arms.
The Nicest Place in Illinois: Fox Point in Barrington
An act of vandalism against an LGBT couple brings a neighborhood together and teaches a powerful lesson to the next...
The Nicest Place in Virginia: Colonial Beach
When young people in a small town need a place to play, residents do what it takes to give to...
The Nicest Place in Washington: Kitsap Peninsula
For a period of 24-hours, no place in America has greater community spirit.
The Nicest Place in West Virginia: B.A.R.K. Club at Doddridge County High School
A student club is making it their mission to make high school a friendlier place for kids who could use...
The Nicest Place in Kentucky: Winchester
A friendly town gets into an unfriendly battle with polluters, and wins!
The Nicest Place in Wisconsin: The Lingonberry Llama Coffee Shop in Belleville
Small towns need a place to meet, talk and share. In this tiny town, that need was met in a...
The Nicest Place in Maine: Bristol
Often, townies and tourists don’t gel. In this seaside town, they’re one in the same.
The Nicest Place in Maryland: Whitehurst Community in Severna Park
It's hard to find a house in this neighborhood because people hardly leave, and when they do, they sell to...
The Secret to This Small Town’s Revival Is Making Everyone Want to Live There
Mount Vernon, Texas, could have become just another fading outpost. Folks in town weren’t about to let that happen.
Meet the 20 Nicest Places in America in 2018
These are the 20 Nicest Places in America, from tiny Hayesville, North Carolina (pop. 371), to the city of Providence,...
How Did a Falafel House in Tennessee Become the Nicest Place in America?
“I’m not here just to make falafel and make money. I’m here to build this community.”
One of the World’s Most Famous Cities Has a Small-Town Secret
Not far from a popular movie-making city lies a small town you'll wish you've heard of sooner.
The Army Base Yoga Studio That’s Healing Wounded Warriors
This isn't your typical yoga class—it's a sanctuary.
The Town That Literally Wrote the Book on Being Nice
In this small Chicago suburb, being good to your neighbors is a mission everyone takes seriously, starting with the mayor.
The Small Town That Gave Rise to Hurricane Harvey Heroes
Nothing tests a town’s spirit like one of the worst natural disasters residents have ever seen.
The Library That’s Writing a New Chapter for Baltimore
Find out why 20 minutes in this library can literally change someone's life.
The Town That’s Changing Lives—One House at a Time
When it comes to being nice, everyone in this county has a story.