If living in a happy town is on your radar, Outside has researched the top happiest towns in America.
“I love it when The World Happiness Report comes out with its happiest countries in the world each year,” says Outside’s Travel Director Mary Turner. “So we thought: why not apply that lens to our Best Towns package in the U.S.?”
So, for 2023’s ‘Best Town’ franchise, Outside decided to focus on finding the country’s happiest town by looking at criteria such as ample outdoor access, affordability, diversity, a safe environment, and freedom for residents to be who they are.
Outside whittled a preliminary list of 300 contenders down to 15 winners. Did your town make the list?
BIG NEWS! St. Pete named one of @outsidemagazine's 2023 Best Towns: Happiest Edition 👏— St. Petersburg, FL (@StPeteFL) September 18, 2023
"What constitutes a happy town? It comes down to things like ample outdoor access, affordability, a safe environment, diversity, and freedom for residents to be who they are." pic.twitter.com/8sGrYaeENR
According to Outside, these are America’s happiest towns:
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Hood River, Oregon
New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Petersburg, Florida