It’s official. Newtown, Pennsylvania is cool. But only the seventh coolest small town in America, to be precise.
The borough took the seventh spot in the “Coolest Small Town” competition by Budget Travel Magazine.
With 15,082 votes, Newtown came in ahead of towns in Colorado, Florida, California, and more.
Close behind Newtown was Cedar Key, Fla., with 14,304 votes. Just ahead of Newtown, in fifth place, was Phoenicia, N.Y. with 15,451 votes. Lewisburg, W. Va. was voted the number one coolest town with 139,118 votes. I know, it’s hard to believe that any town in West Virginia could win this contest. (full disclosure-I voted for Newtown & Cedar Key)
Late last year, Newtown was selected as one of 20 finalists in the competition by the magazine’s editors. But it was the online popular vote that put the borough in the winning tier.
Newtown will now be photographed and featured in the September 2011 issue of Budget Travel magazine. Look for us in the pics; we’ll be the blog in the funny hat.