CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Outside magazine has named Chattanooga as a Top 10 finalist for its "Best Town Ever" competition.

According to the magazine, the designation is based on a great culture, perfect scenery, stress-free lifestyle, reasonable cost of living and easy access to the outdoors.

Chattanooga joins: Charleston, SC; Madison, WI; Portland, OR; Portland, ME; Santa Fe, NM; Ashland, OR; Boulder, CO; Burlington, VT; Tucson, AZ.

"These top ten towns ALL have the soul and the substance to be called Outside's Best Town Ever. Our audience is extremely passionate about where they choose to live and travel – so we are thrilled to engage them in the process to help us determine the best," said Outside's Editor-in-Chief Christopher Keyes.

The final decision on the "Best Town Ever" will be left up to the voters. Outside magazine is asking readers to go to Facebook and vote for their favorite town.

As part of the contest, the public can vote, submit photos, video and comments backing up their selection; content that will have a chance to appear in the Outside magazine and on Outside Television. All voters will have a chance to win a five-day adventure to one of the top ten towns. The winning town will be determined through a combination of total votes; overall support as a result of content submitted; and creativity.

The winning town will receive the official honor of Outside's "Best Town in America" and will be featured on the October 2011 magazine cover, Outside Online, and an exclusive segment on Outside Television. 

Chattanooga was previously named to the magazines 'Best Towns' list in 2001, 2008 and 2010. It is the only city in Tennessee to be named to the list.

To vote for Chattanooga, or any other town, head to Facebook.