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WESTERLY â€” In its third annual contest for the â€śHappiest Seaside Town in America,â€ť Coastal Living Magazine has nominated the seaside village of Watch Hill.
The 10 finalists were chosen from every location that was considered a â€śdream townâ€ť over the past 15 years. The magazine included a range factors including the percentage of clear and sunny days, health of beach eco-systems, commute times, walkability, crime rates, standard of living, and the financial well-being of the townâ€™s residents. Also factored in was the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index, which uses surveys to measure aspects of well-being such as purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. In addition, the magazine editor assessed each townâ€™s â€ścoastal vibe,â€ť which was included in the final tally.
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