The 10 Coziest Cities in America—Is Yours on the List?

Both coasts are represented in the rankings.

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Coziness reigns supreme in Asheville, North Carolina—at least according to a new report sponsored by the makers of Honeywell Heaters. The manufacturer collaborated with environmental health scientist, Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, to search for the coziest cities.

And don’t worry, the team didn’t just look at snow-filled cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest—they realized that "cozy" could mean someplace chilly where you can curl up with a blanket or locations with a charming, small-town feel. The criteria for the list included average winter temperatures and annual average snowfall, but also factored in the number of specialty grocery stores, coffee shops, bookstores, and bakeries for those cities with quaint and charming qualities. “We searched the entire United States for cities and towns of varying sizes that inspire coziness year round,” Myatt said in a statement. “Boston, for example, experienced record snowfall last year, yet has quaint winding streets lined with brownstones and local shops, which contribute to an overall cozy feel.”

Take a look at the full list below:

  1. Asheville, North Carolina
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Salinas, California
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Portland, Maine
  6. Santa Rosa, California
  7. Providence, Rhode Island
  8. Spokane, Washington
  9. Provo, Utah
  10. Chattanooga, Tennessee

And if you don’t live in one these cities, you can still recreate a cozy atmosphere with these decor finds, or with these design tricks.