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.) Think your town should be on our list? Share a picture and tell us why.
How Often Can I Vote?
You can vote every hour beginning February 10, 12 pm EST through March 31, 11:59 EST. Votes are limited to one per IP address.
The top 10 rankings will be revealed in our 2014 July/August issue.