Three towns in New York State, all in the Hudson Valley, were named among the best places in America "to escape the rat race."

Joy Organics recently named "The 150 Best Places in America to Escape the Rat Race."

3 New York Towns Best In America To 'Escape The Rat Race'

"The ranking shows the most sought-after towns and cities in America for those waiting to distance themselves from the relentless pace of the rat race," Joy Organics states.

One place in the Hudson Valley ranked in the top 5!

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Researchers ranked the 150 hometowns by the following factors:

  • Increased Desire for Balance
  • Cultural and Historical Appeal
  • Natural and Tranquil Settings
  • Diversity in Preferences

Merriam-Webster defines rat race as:

The unpleasant life of people who have jobs that require them to work very hard in order to compete with others for money, power, status, etc.

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  2. Pulaski - Tennessee
  3. Ferndale - California
  4. Paia - Hawaii
  5. Cold Spring - New York
  6. Aiken - South Carolina
  7. Ojai - California
  8. Marble Falls - Texas
  9. Virginia City - Nevada
  10. Huntington - West Virginia

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