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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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Suffern, NY

When Claire Horskey suddenly and tragically passed away in a car accident, her roommate and best pal Rosemary was simply...


Gustavus, AK

This tiny Alaska town knows how to fundraise like no other, especially when it comes to their kids. With a...


Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, CO

When surrounded the awe-inspiring art in the Benson Sculpture Garden, it's hard not to reflect the same beauty in your...


Brevard, NC

Brevard residents will always be there for their community, hosting several fundraisers and benefits for neighbors in need. But with...


Troy, TN

Helpfulness is infused in Troy's DNA, so you'll always have a community to pick you up when you're down. You'll...


Toledo Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, OH

At this library, books line the shelves and helpful people line the walls. Community members are in constant search of...


Lexington Public Library in Lexington, KY

The Lexington Public Library is about much more than books -- it's a place where the community comes together to...

Denton, TX

As a part of the Lone Star State, the people in this little Texas town are more than capable of...


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Chandler, AZ

The small city of Chandler is big enough where everyone can't possibly know each other. Enter Facebook. The city has...


Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, TX

You won't find it boxed and bottled on shelves or in displays, but happiness is still Magnolia Market's hottest commodity...


Washingtonville, NY

In Washingtonville, the entire town pitches in to make it a better place. There's a committee or special project going...


Ely, IA

Volunteerism isn't a duty in Ely, it's a way of life. The town thrives because of it, and it's so...


Avon Pool in Avon, Ohio

When morale is at a low, leave it to your friendly neighborhood Spiderman (or Superman, or Batman, or whoever the...


Montecito, CA

It was a tough winter in the idyllic California town of Montecito. First, wildfires, then, a deadly mudslide. Now, the...


Hope, IN

How do the residents of this small Indiana town show so much positivity and support in the face of devastating...


Newfane NY

Newfane is your typical small town, where everyone waves and people go to unbelievable lengths to be kind to one...

Brookfield Neighborhood in Gainesville, Fl

Melissa has lived in Gainesville her whole life, but not until moving to the Brookfield neighborhood was she truly home....


Clinton, IA

Unable to afford a headstone due to an insurance dilemma, Laura Feller's late husband's resting place went unmarked for years,...


Delray Center in Delray Beach, FL

The overwhelming generosity and culture of healing manifested by the folks at the Delray Center are an inspiration.


New Braunfels, TX

After losing several members of their local church congregation in a car accident, the town of New Braunfels relied on...


South Dade Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Miami, FL

The staff at South Dade Nursing and Rehabilitation Center deserve recognition for the great care they show to the residents...


Toy Rescue Mission in Tacoma, WA

Santa's most valuable gifts aren't always the ones delivered by Rudolph and slipped down the chimney. Sometimes, it's a hardworking...

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, CT

When tragedy struck the Indian and Colonial Research Center, the museum's managers knew exactly who they could turn to for...


Roseland Collegiate Prep in Santa Rosa, CA

When Sonoma County burned in the wildfires of 2017, the community scrambled to help those most affected help get back...


Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library, OH

All are welcome at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Branch -- and the focus is on...


Orting, WA

Under the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Orting shines when it comes to kindness, especially toward some of its most vulnerable...


Logan Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

The library is open to all, no matter who you are or where you come from, you'll find a community....


FINALIST: North Evergreen Street in Burbank, CA

In this tiny enclave in one of the world's largest cities, a Facebook group of all things has helped create...