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Old 09-04-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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I could probably name a hundred of them, but for now I'm going to go with Bristol, Rhode Island. Perfect New England waterfront town that has a red-white-and-blue stripe painted down the middle of the main drag to mark the route of America's oldest Fourth of July parade. Also features a number of beautiful public parks, including the expansive Colt State Park, and Blithewold, a historic mansion, garden and arboretum you can tour.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Not sure if it qualifies as "small town", but Hot Springs, AR. Lush green mountains, beautiful waters, historic architecture and feel. Our favorite getaway.

We used to live in Petoskey, Michigan, and really miss it. One of the most beautiful and relatively unknown spots in the nation. It's quintessential small town USA........matter of fact I've always referred to it as "The Mayberry of the north".
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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Not sure if it qualifies as "small town", but Hot Springs, AR. Lush green mountains, beautiful waters, historic architecture and feel. Our favorite getaway.

We used to live in Petoskey, Michigan, and really miss it. One of the most beautiful and relatively unknown spots in the nation. It's quintessential small town USA........matter of fact I've always referred to it as "The Mayberry of the north".
Here is some info about Petosky's walkability: ,Petoskey, MI - Role Models - Walkable Olean, Olean Downtown, Dan Burden Olean Study, Jeff Belt Olean Vision, Downtown Olean Stores, shopping in olean, Restaurants in Olean,
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Great link, except for they mistakenly place Petoskey in Michigan's U.P. It's actually located in the northern lower peninsula on Little Traverse Bay.

Those pics are wonderful, though, and really make me homesick!
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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My favorite is Mt. Dora, Florida, on the outskirts of Orlando in a hilly area on a huge lake. Very artsy, lots of bed/breakfasts. I haven't found another small town I liked better.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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West: Coos Bay, Oregon
Rockies: Alamosa, Colorado
Midwest: Marquette, MI
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Anywhere in northern or western MI.

Bloomington, IN is a great small college town. So is Lincoln, NE.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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I love Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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Washington, CT
Quintessential very small New England village on a river.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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East Lansing, MI
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