We think almost any city in western Colorado would qualify as friendly. When it comes to the friendliest in the nation, it's Telluride that really stands out.

This is the second consecutive year Telluride was chosen as one of the friendliest cities in the US in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey. Last year, Telluride was number eight. This year, it moves up to number four.

There were only two cities from the western US that made the Top 10, the other being Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Also, Telluride is one of only four cities who made the list in both 2013 and 2014.

Condé Nast Traveler says it's readers chose Telluride because,

“Unbelievable beauty” abounds regardless of the season in this “laid-back” community. Not only do “majestic peaks wrap around you,” but the downtown area boasts National Historic Landmark status, so “you are truly in an original Victorian town that has kept the charm of a bygone era.”

 The 2014 list includes: (2013 rank)

  1. Charleston, S.C. (1)
  2. Savannah, Ga. (3)
  3. San Antonio, Texas
  4. Telluride, Colo. (8)
  5. New Orleans, La.
  6. Fort Worth, Texas
  7. Jackson Hole, Wyo.
  8. Key West Fla.
  9. Nashville, Tenn.
  10. Asheville N.C. (4)

[Condé Nast Traveler][Asheville Citizen Times]