The marketers of Honeywell Heaters and environmental researchers have set out to discover and define coziness and have revealed this year’s list of America’s Coziest Cities. 2017 marks the fourth successive year Honeywell has conducted and released this list. Honeywell Heaters has teamed up with environmental scientist Dr. Ted Myatt to see which cities are cozier to hunker down in than others.

The number one spot was sealed from Boston, with a returning title after two years of being the underdog with 6 new cities joining the list, including Albany, New York.

New factors such as proximity to ski resorts and urban centers with a higher number of tiny homes were taken into account this year, both of which could be associated with cozy environments.

Boston, Massachusetts.

“A lot of consideration went into determining how the definition of coziness is evolving. For some, a small town nestled in the mountains might be cozy, whereas to others, a city with historic architecture and quaint, winding streets may also be cozy. Central to these themes is the ability to find refuge from winter with warmth and creature comforts,” said Myatt.

The top ten cities are as follows:

  1. Boston, Massachusetts
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Seattle, Washington
  4. Albany, New York
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. Rochester, New York
  7. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  8. Sacramento, California
  9. Denver, Colorado
  10. Salt Lake City, Utah

Seattle, Washington.

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