The Great Towns of America are the best getaway towns in the country for a vacation. But, are they also the best towns to live in? Great towns offer a unique combination of glorious settings, manmade amenities like cultural attractions and gourmet restaurants, and a safe environment.
Quality of life factors are described in detail in the regional guidebooks (pictured above) for Oregon, Northern California, and Southern California. Here are examples of the top-ranking towns in some key categories: