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Kiss the Cook Restaurant and Catering in Paragould, AR

Kiss the Cook Restaurant and Catering isn't as much a restaurant as a means to extend charity, love and care...


St. Simons Island, GA

There's something about St. Simons Island that when you're there, you're nicer! It's where Southern hospitality meets the beach.


Chickasaw Point in Westminster, SC

A great community to join for life or just happy hour, you can stop by Chickasaw Point for both a...


Tyler, TX

When new neighbors move into Tyler, locals are quick to roll out the welcome wagon. You can live somewhere your...


San Antonio, TX

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and San Antonians' hearts are beating evidence that it's true. If you look like...


Winona, MN

Home to several charitable organizations to enrich their community, Winona leads the pack when it comes to kindness. And the...


Musser Lake in Worcester, WI

When an injury sidelined Susan Darlak, neighbors braved a long drive to her rural home to make sure she had...


Goldsboro, NC

With one of the most prestigious Air Force bases in the country, Goldsboro is a top-flight place filled with top-flight...

Crystal Falls, MI

Always upfront with neighbors and acquaintances, Crystal Falls is crystal-clear when it comes to kindness. There's a whole lot of...


Flemingsburg, KY

Flemingsburg is full of nice people just trying to do the best they can for each other, just ask one...


Hometown Doo-Dah Parade in Lewes, DE

You don't need to register. You don't need to plan. You just need a whole lot of spirit.


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The Merrell’s House in Pueblo, CO

This unique house can withstand all sorts of disasters but what makes it special is the people inside.


Fry’s Marketplace in Mesa, AZ

At Fry's Market in Mesa, the staff will go that extra mile to make sure you and your family have...


The Lodge’s House in Wesley Chapel, FL

Sometimes, the search for one of the Nicest Places in America needn't go any further than the comfort of your...


Winchendon, MA

Home to the Massachusetts State Veterans Cemetery, Winchendon is a haven for veterans in more ways then one. Volunteers provide...


Oakhurst, CA

As long as you're in Oakurst, you're never alone. Residents will help you through any trouble, no matter the circumstances,...

Omaha, NE

Omaha is where they live "the good life," but they don't want to keep it to themselves -- they want...


Lovin Elementary School in Lawrencville, GA

Although the students at Lovin Elementary school are young, their hearts are grown. Having sent over 40 boxes of books...


Westport, IN

Like something out of a black and white movie, Westport is one of those classic American small towns with chivalry...


A Stitch N Time in Asheville, NC

The work ethic and customer service at A Stitch N Time tailors is exemplary and unmatched, and they've got a...


Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Weeki Wachee, FL

Mystical by name, even more magic and mystery await as you enter Weeki Wachee. Find a seat by the water...

Field Club Neighborhood in Omaha, NE

Omaha is a big city but its Field Club neighborhood feels like a small down embedded right inside it. Neighbors...


Stoney Meadow in Avon, IN

It's own little bubble of politeness and cheer, the Stoney Meadow neighborhood is a hub of friendliness. Neighbors are constantly...


Augusta, MO

Augusta is small. So when they celebrate, they do it together. When they mourn, it's together. They solve problems the...


Raleigh, NC

Locals in Raleigh are so generous and quick to help, courtesy seems nearly instantaneous -- because it's gone digital.


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Sierra Vista, AZ

Everyone is friendly wherever you go in Sierra Vista, especially up at the Army base, where locals mix with servicemen...


St. Elizabeth Family Birthplace in Edgewood, KY

When two of their own fell ill at the St. Elizabeth Family Birthplace, the staff offered the same compassion and...