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Old 07-21-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Who thinks they live in the best small town? Where and why is it the best? I'd like to hear from all.Thanks
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Some in NJ:
Hoboken
Montclair
Cranbury
Cape May
Collingswood
Phillipsburgh
Lambertsville

Some in NY:
Oneonta
Cortland
New Paltz
Geneva
Plattsburgh
Goshen
Tarrytown
Glens Falls


Some in Maryland:
Havre De Grace
Hagerstown
Ocean Pines
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Metropolis
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I'll go by the top 5 in each metro and notable towns which are non-metropolitan.

New York Metro
Greenwich, CT
New Canaan, CT
Westport, CT
Princeton, NJ
Southampton, NY

Los Angeles Metro
Laguna Beach
Newport Beach
Pacific Palisades
Manhattan Beach
Bevery Hills

Chicago
Winnetka
Glencoe
Lake Forest
Hinsdale
Highland Park

Washington D.C.
Bethesda
Chevy Chase
Middleburg
Potomac
McLean

San Francisco
Mill Valley
Danville
Los Gatos
Sausalito
Burlingame/Hillsborough

Boston
Wellesley
Manchester
Concord
Hingham
Brookline

Philadelphia
Wayne
New Hope
Bryn Mawr
Haddonfield, NJ
Swarthmore

Dallas
Highland Park
University Park
Southlake
Granbury
Highland Village

Atlanta
Dunwoody
Roswell
Alpharetta
Madison
Dahlonega

Houston
The Woodlands
Montgomery
Friendswood
Memorial Villages
Kingwood

Miami
Boca Raton
Jupiter
Palm Beach
Coral Gables
Wellington

Detroit
Birmingham
Bloomfield Hills
Grosse Pointe
Lake Orion
Ann Arbor

Phoenix
Scottsdale
Fountain Hills
Carefree
Cave Creek
Gilbert

Seattle
Kirkland
Bellevue
Mercer Island
Bainbridge Island
Edmonds

Minneapolis
Edina
Excelsior
Wayzata
Stillwater
Mound

Denver
Evergreen
Boulder
Golden
Greenwood Village/Cherry Hills Village
Castle Rock

Tampa
Westchase
Wesley Chapel
Tarpon Springs
Madeira Beach
Indian Rocks Beach

San Diego
Carlsbad
Del Mar
La Jolla
Encinitas
Rancho Santa Fe

St. Louis
Kirkwood
Highland, IL
Creve Coeur
Clayton
Ladue

Cleveland
Orange/Pepper Pike
Chagrin Falls
Hudson
Lakewood
Shaker Heights

Charlotte
Cornelius
Davidson
Huntersville
Mount Holly
Matthews

Orlando
Winter Park
Mount Dora
Celebration
New Smyrna Beach
Altamonte Springs

Portland, OR
Sherwood
Lake Oswego
Gresham
Beaverton
West Linn

Pittsburgh
Mount Lebanon
Sewickley
Fox Chapel/Aspinwall
Bridgeville/Upper St. Clair
Kittanning

Sacramento
Folsom
El Dorado Hills
Tahoe City
Grass Valley
Davis

Kansas City
Parkville
Overland Park
Lee's Summit
Lenexa
Leawood

Cincinnati
Madeira/Indian Hill
Mariemont
Milford
Fort Thomas, KY
Wyoming

Salt Lake City
Park City
Murray
Bountiful
Summit Park
Holladay

Indianapolis
Fishers
Carmel
Westfield
Zionsville
Danville

San Antonio
New Braunfels
Stone Oak
Alamo Heights
Bulverde
Boerne

Columbus, OH
Dublin
New Albany
Hilliard
Granville
Powell

Milwaukee
Glendale
Shorewood
Pewaukee
Oconomowoc
Cedarburg

Non Metro
Galena, IL
Carmel, CA
Cambria, CA
Cannon Beach, OR
Sedona, AZ
Aspen, CO
Charlevoix, MI
Leavenworth, WA
Frakenmuth, MI
Jim Thorpe, PA
Stockbridge, MA
Woodstock, VT
St. Augastine, FL
Fernandina Beach, FL
Beaufort, SC
Georgetown, KY
Lake Placid, NY
Montecito, CA
St. George, UT
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Here's an interesting article on Owego, NY: Best Kept Secret | Testimonials | Owego NY - Coolest Small Town in America

and more info.: America's Coolest Small Towns, Circa 2009 - The Early Show - CBS News

Tioga County NY, Official Tourism Site - Visit Tioga

Owego celebrates being labeled the "Coolest" - YNN, Your News Now
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: 304
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Bellefont, PA

Harpers Ferry, WV

Athens, OH

Hilton Head, SC
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Montclair, NJ
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanQuest View Post
I'll go by the top 5 in each metro and notable towns which are non-metropolitan.

New York Metro
Southampton, NY
Great town, but about 2.5 hrs from NYC with no traffic. Lots of great towns on your list, no doubt, but also some of the most expensive in the country. I guess they go hand in hand.

Some of my favorite small towns- Little Compton, RI; Chatham, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Manchester, VT; Basalt, CO (if you can't afford Aspen), Hamilton, NY; Asheville, NC; Sag Harbor, NY.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Ann Arbor, MI. I do not know if it is the best small town but it is pretty darn awesome. Great libraries, cute downtown, friendly people, awesome farmers market.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I don't think I live in the best small town. Although I guess terms like "best" are subjective.

Anyway here's an additional list.

100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways

I intended more, but spaced out.

One issue is "small town" has a tendency to be quite subjective. To me "small town" is something that's usually not within a metro-area and has less than 50,000 people. However many posters here are highly urban so they think more in terms of "metropolitan or micropolitan area with less than 400,000 people." So for me Fort Smith, Arkansas or Lincoln, Nebraska would certainly not be "small towns" but for at least some here I suppose it would.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Carrboro, NC

Carrboro, North Carolina Overview
Carrboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walk Carrboro
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I live in Mississippi, so "small town" makes me think about towns with 5,000 or less people. It is interesting to think about how different one's perception can be compared to others.
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