What New England city is now the coziest in America?  Boston won the title as coziest city last year, but that reign is now over. What makes a city cozy?U.S. Environmental Health & Engineering has identified America's coziest cities. And Portland, Maine wins the number one slot as Coziest City in America! Dr. Ted Myatt at Environmental Health & Engineering says, "While we again looked at factors like the number of restaurants and coffee shops, which contribute to ambiance, we also looked at other elements that make a city more accessible and comfortable, such as number of museums, florists, breweries, and bed-and-breakfast hotels."

Based on the criteria and expert ranking, below is a list of the top 10 coziest U.S. cities:

  1. Portland, Maine
  2. Santa Barbara, Calif.
  3. Asheville, N.C.
  4. Boston, Mass.
  5. Santa Rosa, Calif.
  6. Providence, R.I.
  7. Charleston, S.C.
  8. Madison, Wis.
  9. Durham, N.C.
  10. Portland, Ore.

 

Sandra Harris

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