Well, Beaufort SC can add one more accolade to it's awards wall, Coastal Living Magazine just voted it the happiest seaside town for 2013. ”Lowcountry friendliness and urban refinement strike just the right balance in this beautiful South Carolina town known for its historic antebellum architecture, exquisite local cuisine, and rich African-American heritage", according to the magazine.
Beaufort county is a cluster of islands known as the Sea Island, The city of Beaufort is on the largest island, Port Royal Island along the intra-coastal waterway. The historic city (just celebrated it's 300 birthday) still has much of it architecture due to great preservation by the Beaufort Historic Society, and the fact that general Sherman spared the city during the civil war.
The article went on to say "And then, as any local will tell you, there's the shrimp. And the sweet tea. And the mandevilla-perfumed breezes that imbue the slowed pace of Lowcountry life. All of it, in Beaufort.".
A few of the other cities in consideration were, LaJolla Ca, Newport RI, Kennebunkport Maine, Sanibel Island Fl, and Pa'ia Town Hi, to name a few.
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