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WESTERLY â In its third annual contest for the âHappiest Seaside Town in America,â Coastal Living Magazine has nominated the seaside village of Watch Hill.
The 10 finalists were chosen from every location that was considered a âdream townâ 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 townâs 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 townâs âcoastal vibe,â which was included in the final tally.
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