A town here in the Hudson Valley has been named one of the coolest small towns in America, #3 to be exact. 

Jetsetter says Hudson, New York beats out places like Key West, FL and Telluride, CO on their top 10 list of coolest small towns. I'm not sure how you can compare these locations based on scale, but's certainly an honor to be recognized.

Hudson has a population of 6,700 and is just over 2 square miles. The town has hundreds of properties listed on the State and National Registers of historic places.

  1. Ashville, NC
  2. Eureka, CA
  3. Hudson, NY
  4. Athens, GA
  5. Portland, ME

Former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf De Maur is a resident of Hudson and runs Basillica Hudson. We spoke with her earlier this year.