Readers Digest to be fair asked people to nominate their towns and tell why they feel they are in the nicest town. Not sure anyone from our area caught wind of the competition but kudos to the town of Bristol.

Where the freak is Bristol you ask? Well it is a coastal town near Boothbay, Edgecomb  and Damariscotta and is home to the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site near Pemaquid Beach all in Bristol, Maine.

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Readers Digest definitely waxed poetic about Bristol saying:

In the sleepy coastal village of Bristol, Maine, boats nod gently in a harbor buffeted by wood-shingled businesses covered in aging buoys. A stately lighthouse sits atop a rocky bluff, just above crashing waves. It’s an idyllic location in which to live or to vacation, which is why the tiny hamlet’s population of 2,500 swells to 9,000 during the summer months.

In the entry the resident tells many heartwarming tales of neighbor helping neighbor and how tourists often plan to retire their after visiting. Heck, it makes me want to live there.  If you'd like to give Bristol a leg up on being the nicest town in America voting is still open and will be until Sunday 7/21. Click here to vote.

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