“Credit should go to … the citizens of Nevada City,” the Bee said.
According to the magazine, ‘a whopping 2,539 people — 83 percent of the populace — cast their ballots for this tiny hamlet on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest.’
“Interesting, though: Many of the features that garnered Nevad a City attention aren’t technically in the town proper: the Yuba River, the Tahoe National Forest, the Sugar Bowl ski resort.
“But, hey, all of those attractions are close enough.
“By the way, Sacramento did not get recognized as a top ‘river town,’ but it did get a tiny mention as a ‘write-in candidate.'”
Outside’s list was:
•Nevada City, California
•Asheville, North Carolina
•Hood River, Oregon
•Ithaca, New York
(credit: David McKay)