Here in New England, we know we're pretty lucky to live in one of the best parts of the US.

Over the years, countless studies have directed high praise towards our region. Last year, a WalletHub study announced the best small cities in the country for 2022, and eight New England towns made the list. Locals have also shared their thoughts on living in New Hampshire specifically, including their thoughts on the best towns in the state (spoiler alert: the winner was not what this writer expected).

Now, HGTV is chiming in by providing their take on the 50 most charming small towns in America. The site says that these towns are the "hidden gems" of their respective states, complete with "quaint shops and restaurants, fascinating histories, fun experiences and natural beauty."

Honestly, there are multiple New Hampshire towns that could fit that description. Several of our state's towns are charming, historic, home to plenty of shops and dining options, and set against a lovely backdrop of natural scenery. But which one is the most charming in the Granite State, according to HGTV?

That honor goes to Littleton, New Hampshire, located in the White Mountains region.

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HGTV cited several factors for this verdict, including the town's walkability, old-fashioned shops, and "elegant, historic lodgings." Specifically, they gave a shoutout to Chutters, "home to the world’s longest candy counter", Lahout’s (America's oldest ski shop), and Thayers Inn, dating back to 1850.

This writer has never been to Littleton, but knows that locals have praised the area for having one of the best downtowns in the state. Here are some other popular downtowns in New Hampshire.

These 10 New Hampshire Cities Have the Best Downtowns

These Are 10 of the Best Towns in New Hampshire, According to Locals

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what town was deemed the best according to Granite Staters.

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