Top Neighborhoods to Live in If You Love Christmas
If you can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit every year, it’s probably evident from the outside of your home. Many people put up traditional decorations like twinkling lights, evergreen branches, and even inflatable figures in the form of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Even though we all love Christmas, some people take it to the extreme by choosing where to live based on the town’s level of Christmas cheer.
There are tons of towns scattered around the United States that are known for their extreme decorating style, and over-the-top Christmas events. Here are the best neighborhoods to live in if you love Christmas.
Leavenworth, Washington is a Bavarian paradise that looks like it was ripped straight out of the Alpine countryside and plopped into the middle of the Pacific Northwest. There are lots of buildings in the town’s core that are built in classic Bavarian style, with gabled roofs, multiple balconies, and elaborate plaster decoration. These homes are the perfect backdrop for a Christmas light extravaganza, which takes place every year starting as early as November 30. There are carolers, hand-bell choirs, and other musical acts that perform in the gazebo on Front Street, and lots of street vendors selling everything from roasted chestnuts to hot spiced wine.
If you need a break from the lights, you can go skiing or snowboarding in one of the many hills surrounding the town.