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Old 10-03-2009, 09:11 PM
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America's Coolest Small Towns

Cayucos, CA

Lexington, VA

Breaux Bridge, LA

Tubac, AZ

Wallace, ID

Saugerties, NY

Mount Vernon, IA

Jacksonville, OR

Rockland, ME

Whitefish, MT

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:16 PM
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I can vouch personally for Cayucos, CA. I went to kindergarten and 1st grade there, and it was paradise for kids. We were outdoors either up the mountain or down on the beach from sunup to sundown in the summer, and from the minute school let out till dinner-time the rest of the year. Paradise. I miss it so much. It's also right next door to my favorite place in the world....Morro Bay. My goal in life is to live there one day, and that's where my ashes are going, so either way, that's where I'm ending up.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Rockland ME-I went to HS in Maine, and often spent weekends in different towns with friends...Rockland was one of my favorite. Georgous views, friendly people, great little restaurants.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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I was in Whitefish, MT recently. What a cool little town! I was there in the winter when it was all sub-zero and snowed in. That made it even cooler It has a great historic little "Main Street" area with an old Western feel to it. I got some cold Montana microbrew and some down-home grub. It wasn't terribly overrun by tourists when I was there, but then again I was there in the middle of an arctic blast. I would love to go back and see it in the summer - I bet it's absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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Neat, this seems to actually and literally be a list of small towns. (I've gotten used to "small town" here meaning anything smaller than Amarillo, Texas in size) Well a couple might be suburbs, but still interesting to see here.

Never been to any of them though. Lexington, Rockland, Saugerties, and Wallace sounded of most interest offhand.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Jacksonville, Oregon is an awesome little town. My friend saw Meg Ryan shopping there once, so obviously it must be good.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:54 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wow, I think I traveled the back roads too much in my life. Saugerties, NY is the only one of these towns I have not been to at one point or another. All very cool indeed, but there are also many more out there that will match them in "coolness". Out of the list my personal favorite is Rockland, ME, been there many times and worked in the town for a couple of weeks several years ago.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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I totally want to check out Rockland, but Lexington is very, very cool! A hippie element as well as equestrian there. Loved the town and outskirts - lots of history there!
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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These lists are the kiss of death for an actually cool town. Pray your favorite town is not selected.
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