The establishment known as “Southern Living” has published it’s list of “Best Small Towns” as voted on by the readers of the ever-popular magazine.
Two incredible small towns in North Carolina have made the list. Both towns have that classic Mayberry-ish feel to them, especially their downtowns.
Blowing Rock shows up as #4 on the list of top 10 small towns in the South. The mountain charm of this town is undeniable, with it’s quaint shops, restaurants, park and downtown district with historic buildings.
Hendersonville appears at #10. Just South of Asheville, the town has done a fantastic job with downtown revitalization and preservation.
I thought it strange that both are considered “mountain towns.” More importantly, the readers of Southern Living must be grossly mis-informed because I can come up with about 50-60 other towns that they’ve missed. Where is Mount Airy, Southport, Hillsborough, Mount Olive, West Jefferson, Davidson, Elkin, Black Mountain, Dillsboro, Beaufort or Swansboro? Perhaps Southern Living needs some help in this department.
Click HERE for the article online and below is the entire list:
Best Small Town
1. Beaufort, South Carolina
2. Fairhope, Alabama
3. Fredericksburg, Texas
4. Blowing Rock, North Carolina
5. Franklin, Tennessee
6. Eureka Springs, Arkansas
7. Oxford, Mississippi
8. Grand Rivers, Kentucky
9. Madison, Georgia
10. Hendersonville, North Carolina