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    The 2023 season brings us several firsts: the first-ever groundcover shasta daisy, called Carpet Angel; annuals like Glimmer, a shade-tolerant, mildew-resistant, double impatiens; and edibles like a peanut-shaped tomato called "Sun Dipper" meant to make dipping easier.

      Each corner of the United States has nationally — and sometimes internationally — renowned lake towns. Here's a look at some of the best, based on six areas: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life.

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