Despite the this winter's crippling Polar Vortex and the fact that this cold weather seems like it will never leave, Grand Rapids is a beautiful place to live or visit. Outside Magazine seems to agree with that as they've named Grand Rapids one of the “64 Best Towns in America”. Each of the towns on this list are competing in a bracket-style competition to be named the overall best town in the country.

That's where you and your vote come in - you can vote once in each round of the competition to support your favorite town.

Grand Rapids opens the competition in the first round against Omaha, NE, in the Midwest part of the bracket. Voting for the first round has already started, and runs through May 19. Each following round will offer five days of voting before a winner is declared to move on to the next round of the tournament. A final winner will be announced on June 15.