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Old 06-10-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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I love towns with "Main Street", and I remember as a kid, Vancouver, BC, with it's flowers and parks. What was the prettiest and most quaint city or town you've ever been to. What made it so special?
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Chester, CT
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Mackinac Island, Michigan (there is a small town on the island). A beautifully preserved turn of the century Victorian town with sweeping water views and no motorized vehicles permitted, just horse drawn carriages and bicycles. It is the most idyllic place I have ever seen.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Newburyport, MA is very charming and attractive.

I also like Gloucester/Rockport- much more working class with some scruffiness but I appreciate that "real ness", the working fishing port adds greatly to its charm.

Of course you can't go wrong with Vermont- otherworldly quaintness in places like Dorset and Chester.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Townshend, Vermont
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Mackinac Island, Michigan (there is a small town on the island). A beautifully preserved turn of the century Victorian town with sweeping water views and no motorized vehicles permitted, just horse drawn carriages and bicycles. It is the most idyllic place I have ever seen.

Not totally true about the motorized vehicles. Police cars, ambulances, and public utility vehicles are permitted on the island.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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I guess between Skaneateles, Cazenovia, Hamilton and Clinton in NY.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Agree about Skaneateles. Great little place. Nantucket MA off season. Gig Harbor, WA, Clovelly, Devon, England and Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Beautiful, idyllic, picturesque, peaceful places. Coastal Nova Scotia has some real gems too.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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There are so few of them left but I enjoy the tiny towns with the mom & pop general stores. No Sheets or fast food or big boxes. They are hard to find but still around in the real rural areas of PA and Ohio. I also like the small towns with the New England layout of the traditional town square or common.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Not totally true about the motorized vehicles. Police cars, ambulances, and public utility vehicles are permitted on the island.
That's true, I meant that non-emergency motorized vehicles are not permitted so that the streets are generally devoid of automotive traffic in the modern sense. You can walk or bicycle in the street without having to worry about getting run down by a car or truck. Very relaxing.
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