Readers Digest Chooses Plymouth as 2019 Mass. Entry for "Nicest Place in America"

Votes are needed every day for Plymouth by going to and choosing the Massachusetts entry
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Plymouth, MA (July 12, 2019) – Reader’s Digest readers and viewers sent in over 1000 entries from across America for its third annual search for the ‘Nicest Places in America.'  For Massachusetts, Plymouth was chosen as the Commonwealth's entry. Now the town of Plymouth is asking that everyone in the Commonwealth support the nomination by voting for it.

The magazine chose Plymouth, combining two MA entries into one for the 2019 competition, one about Leyden Street in Plymouth Center and the other about the Chiltonville neighborhood. Only one place in America, chosen from a panel of judges, will be on the cover of Readers Digest with an article inside. Once a finalist is chosen, a team will visit the location to feature it in the November issue of the magazine and on its website. 

Michelle Kelly wrote about Chiltonville and a warm welcome she received after moving there, following family tragedy. Lea Filson wrote about Leyden Street, the oldest Main Street in America, and Plymouth Center where the Mayflower Pilgrims landed. She stressed the family atmosphere and neighborhood friends found there today throughout the neighborhood. 

Both Chiltonville and Plymouth Center are welcoming and friendly places to live and visit in a town full of friendly neighborhoods with nearly 60,000 residents. With the 400thanniversary of the Mayflower voyage occurring in 2020, this is the perfect time to draw attention to Plymouth’s popularity. 

While the votes alone do not determine the winners, Reader’s Digest encourages people to vote each day to show town spirit and support. Voting can be done at, then clicking on the square titled ‘Nicest Places in America’, and scrolling down to Massachusetts. The entry deadline was midnight May 31, 2019 and voting on the finalists will end on or about midnight on July 21, 2019.

Readers Digest has 3MM subscribers with an audience of 18.3MM. has 8.5MM unique views annually. RD social media includes 3.1MM Facebook fans and 162K Instagram followers.

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