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The Nicest Places in Every State in 2018

The nicest places in America embody kindness and cooperation: Locals help out neighbors and strangers alike—and newcomers are welcomed as friends.

Forest Falls, CA

Charity is in high supply in Forest Falls, and the community's volunteering efforts are worth marveling alongside it's monumental redwoods....


North Conway, NH

North Conway is the kind of place where folks will do random acts of kindness for you and not care...


New Hampton, IA

Charity is in high demand in New Hampton, but, fortunately, residents have big hearts and plenty of love to supply...


FINALIST: Ellijay, GA

The infectious kindness of Ellijay makes it impossible not to be drawn in. The Cortes family stopped into town for...

Curb Side Coffee House in Taylor, TX

Wake up and smell the coffee -- good news and kindness is all around us. At least, that's what the...


Buda, TX

People come to Buda to breathe easy, but the generosity of this little town's residents just might take your breath...


St. Cloud, FL

If the balmy weather and lakeside views don't entice you to come to St. Cloud, the generous charity and friendly...


Rochester, MN

"Minnesota Nice" is palpable everywhere you go in this small-but-cosmopolitan city. People travel from all over the world to be...


Livermore, CA

With one of the highest volunteer rates in the country, Livermore doesn't just talk the talk -- they walk the...


Best Little Hair House in Yukon, OK

Walk into the Best Little Hair Shop and you'll feel it right away: the aura of kindness. The ladies who...


FINALIST: Kalamazoo, MI

Bursting at the seams with kindness, it's impossible not to rave about living in this Michigan city -- just ask...


Kipling, NC

Sometimes, life is kinder than fiction. At least that's the case in Kipling, where the residents are so well known...

Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, WA

Students attend Walla Walla Community College to take classes, but the professors at Walla Walla will school you on kindness...


Arroyo Grande, CA

A town carved by sandy dunes and forest trails, Arroyo Grande is the perfect place for adventure and communities of...


Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield is a good, old-fashioned American town, with strong values that they take to heart. When it comes to kindness,...


Liberty, KY

Liberty and nice places? Apples to apples. This is a town where kindness and friendliness are as classic as their...


Raymond, MN

There's no shortage of civic activity in Raymond, where veterans are hailed as heroes and patriotism is at an all...


Seaside, OR

If big-city bustle with small-town heart is what you're searching for, look no further than the beach town of Seaside,...


Leon & Lulu in Clawson, MI

A true shopper's delight, Leon and Lulu is much more than a retail outlet but a place where customers become...