How We Picked the Winners
We began with every place we've lauded as a Dream Town over the past 15 years, and took your nominations, too. From there, we looked at the rank on the Gallup–Healthways Well–Being Index, percentage of clear and sunny days, healthiness of beaches, commute times, walkability, crime ratings, standard of living and financial well being of the locals, geographic diversity, and our editors' assessment of each town's "coastal vibe." (2012 and 2013 winners were not eligible.)
How often can I vote?
You can vote every hour beginning at 12 am EST. Votes are limited to one per IP address.
The top 10 ranking will be revealed in our July/August issue.