February 14

Scarborough makes magazine’s list of happy places

Coastal Living is holding online voting for the seaside town that is tops.

The Associated Press

A magazine has named Scarborough one of the nation’s 10 happiest seaside towns.

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A surfer runs onto Higgins Beach after getting in the water for a late surf session last November. Surfing is one activity that makes Scarborough a happy seaside town.

2013 Press Herald File Photo/Derek Davis

The designation appears in the March issue of Coastal Living magazine, which hit newsstands Friday. An online vote will determine an overall winner.

Other finalists are Bolinas, Calif.; Captiva Island, Fla.; Chincoteague, Va., Haleiwa, Hawaii; Provincetown, Mass.; Saugatuck, Mich.; St. Augustine, Fla.; St. Simons Island, Ga.; and Watch Hill, R.I.

Among the many factors for the top 10 designation included crime rates, standards of living, the percentage of sunny days and commute times.

Voting is open through March 31 on the magazine’s website . The results will appear in the magazine this summer.

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