U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-02-2014, 02:59 PM
 
28 posts, read 21,200 times
Reputation: 55

Advertisements

what are some of your favorite smaller towns an cities out there?
I will start, Gainesville, FL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-02-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
44,749 posts, read 36,160,327 times
Reputation: 63385
I like the whole Chesapeake Bay area, which is filled with small towns. I really like Annapolis, MD as well as Yorktown, VA.

I really like Asheville, NC. I also really like Knoxville, TN.

My favorite small city is Tyler, Texas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: The City
22,331 posts, read 32,157,756 times
Reputation: 7738
Quote:
Originally Posted by KathrynAragon View Post
I like the whole Chesapeake Bay area, which is filled with small towns. I really like Annapolis, MD as well as Yorktown, VA.

I really like Asheville, NC. I also really like Knoxville, TN.

My favorite small city is Tyler, Texas.

a real gem

A few sort of local to me would be Cape May NJ, New Hope PA, Doylestown PA, Princeton NJ, and West Chester, PA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 05:24 PM
 
1,709 posts, read 1,674,551 times
Reputation: 1838
I just visited Holland, MI today and I was very impressed. It was a beautiful town with a great commercial area, a good amount of new construction, a good amount of activity, and very pretty architecture (the new construction was modeled after older architecture and looked awesome!). I haven't been to that many small towns/cities but I definitely consider it one of my favorites now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
9,427 posts, read 18,327,828 times
Reputation: 11902
I love New England small towns, some of my favorites......

Stowe, VT
Wellfleet, MA
Block Island, RI
Ipswich, MA
Brattleboro, VT
Bar Harbor, ME
Stockbridge, MA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Maryland
4,266 posts, read 5,478,884 times
Reputation: 4594
Galena, IL
Newport, RI
Madison, WI
Northampton, MA
Mt. Horeb, WI
Bar Harbor, ME
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 06:32 PM
 
56,602 posts, read 80,890,793 times
Reputation: 12505
Ithaca, Hamilton, Geneva and Canandaigua in NY, East Lansing and St. Joseph in MI and Hyannis MA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
44,749 posts, read 36,160,327 times
Reputation: 63385
Oh, I just remembered another town that charmed me unexpectedly - Mobile, Alabama. Super friendly people, terrific food, easy to get around in, and much more genteel than I expected. Interesting history there too.

Also, Springfield, MO was very nice. Beautiful architecture there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: East Coast
678 posts, read 692,485 times
Reputation: 442
Burlington, VT: Really cool, walkable downtown on, right off of Lake Champlain. Lot's of nature all around; I especially like taking the ferry across to New York state, and Sand Bar State Park.

Syracuse, NY: Really, not much going on here, but downtown is really historic, with a really neat public square featuring a nice Soldiers and Sailors monument.

Portland, ME: Cool old port area, and a walkable shopping district downtown...and it's on the ocean! There are some islands off of the coast, but I have yet to check them out.

La Crosse, WI: Small but walkable area downtown, with a great park along the Mississippi river. Amazing drive along I-90 and parallel US highways going across the river Minnesota, great scenery.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2014, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
1,775 posts, read 2,512,111 times
Reputation: 2935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maintainschaos View Post
Galena, IL
Newport, RI
Madison, WI
Northampton, MA
Mt. Horeb, WI
Bar Harbor, ME
Mt. Horeb is awesome! Trolls and mustard, what else could you want?

I'll add:
Missoula, MT
Kingston, ON
Iowa City, IA
Pullman, WA
Lewes, DE
Bisbee, AZ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top