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Milwaukee rates as top Hygge city

Posted: 6:29 AM, Dec 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-20 07:30:25-05
Study: Top-20 places to live in Milwaukee area.

Milwaukee was named one of the top 10 Hygge cities because of its cozy weather and Hygge pastimes including card games, cooking, knitting and needlework.

Hygge is a Danish concept of creating comfortable environments that foster well-being and contentment. Hygge's most common attributes include relaxing in front of a fireplace, sipping on a warming beverage, hanging out with family and friends, and the liberal use of candles, blankets and comfort food.

Seattle was the top Hygge city, followed by Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis; Salt Lake City; Denver; Rochester, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston; Cleveland; and Milwaukee.

Seattle earned the best mark based on its top scores in reading books, knitting/needlework, and cafes/coffee shops/tea houses. It also has a high percentage of homes with a fireplace.

America's least Hygge cities in the poll included Tucson, Arizona; San Antonio; Miami; Riverside, California; and Los Angeles.