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Aug 3, 2023 · From a Colorado mountain resort to a bayside beauty in Maine, keep these small towns — ranked from most to least populated — in mind the next time you want to go somewhere new, unexpected and totally charming. Below are the best small towns in America to live in or visit.
- Traverse City, Michigan. A hub for lovers of wine, beer, spirits—and cherries. Population: 15,000. Though the biggest town in Northern Michigan, Traverse City has a population of only about 15,000.
- Jacksonville, Oregon. A Gold Rush town that is home to the Britt Music & Arts Festival. Population: 2,898. Founded in the 1850s when gold deposits were discovered in the Jackson Creek, this town fell on hard times when the treasure ran out.
- Dahlonega, Georgia. Step back into the Gold Rush era. Population: 6,437. Though on the opposite side of the country, Dahlonega has a lot in common with Jacksonville, Oregon.
- Taos, New Mexico. Home to art colonies and incredible landscapes. Population: 5,763. Known for its pueblo houses, Taos has long drawn artistic types to its rugged setting, including influential abstract painter Agnes Martin.
- Muskogee, Oklahoma. Cost of living: 21.7% below U.S. average. Population: 37,214. Median household income: $41,430. Median home value: $101,100. Unemployment rate: 3.7%
- Tupelo, Mississippi. Cost of living: 18.6% below U.S. average. Population: 37,872. Median household income: $58,887. Median home value: $158,800. Unemployment rate: 2.8%
- Salina, Kansas. Cost of living: 17.3% below U.S. average. Population: 46,896. Median household income: $52,702. Median home value: $138,500. Unemployment rate: 3.3%
- Richmond, Indiana. Cost of living: 17.1% below U.S. average. Population: 35,854. Median household income: $41,569. Median home value: $86,600. Unemployment rate: 3.8%