Located in central Michigan, Harrison, was named after the U.S. President William Henry Harrison. Most visitors come for their beautiful outdoor attractions including the "Twenty Lakes in Twenty Minutes," as well as recreational opportunities.
Harrison hosts several events throughout the year, including the Clare County Fair, Clare County Quilt Festival, Memorial Weekend Car & Motorcycle Show and the Frostbite Open Golf Tournament on Budd Lake.
Canton, North Carolina
Located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains, just 20 miles from downtown Asheville, Canton, NC has a lot to offer. This historic mill town features a quaint downtown, great area parks, picturesque views and residents who take pride in their community.
There is plenty to do in Canton, from golfing or exploring the area's numerous trails, to visiting Historic Camp Hope for the annual Shining Rock Riverfest, making it the perfect place to live or visit.
West Branch, Michigan
West Branch, Michigan is a lively town with a lot to offer. The County seat of Ogemaw County, West Branch has a thriving downtown. Its Victorian downtown shopping district is filled with a variety of specialty shops and restaurants. Iron's Park, the new Downtown Victorian Park, a Historical Museum and the famous smiley face water tower can also be found in the city.
West Branch hosts a number of exciting festivals and events throughout the year, including the Ogemaw County Fair, the Ogemaw Hills Bike Week, a Summer Music Series, and a Victorian Art Fair.
The city is surrounded by beautiful hills, lakes and streams, making it an ideal area to hike, canoe, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
Gonzales, Louisiana, is a mixing pot of many different cultures. Known as "The Jambalaya Capital of the World," Gonzales' restaurants feature some of the best cajun and creole food in the world, as well as food from a variety of other cuisines. Each year the city hosts a Jambalaya Festival to celebrate its heritage.
Conveniently located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Gonzales is a great place to enjoy lively music, beautiful antebellum homes, and year-round recreational activities.
Tecumseh, Michigan has a thriving downtown district featuring great restaurants and shopping. Residents can also enjoy the arts at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts as well as the downtown Art Trail that showcases a outdoor sculpture exhibit. Other area attractions include Cabela's and the nearby Hidden Lake Gardens. Recreational activities such as golfing and skydiving are also available.
Conveniently located just a short drive from both Ann Arbor, MI and Toledo, OH, Tecumseh hosts an annual Fall Festival, as well as Memorial Day and Christmas Parades.
Vidalia, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi
Vidalia, Louisiana & Natchez, Mississippi are both charming historic towns. The two towns sit across the Mississippi Rvier from one another, and are connected by the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge. Both towns have a lot to offer.
Vidalia's rich history can be seen in the photos that are displayed at City Hall. Tacony Plantation, the only remaining brick antebellum house in Vidalia, has been restored and offers tours. Vidalia's new Riverwalk allows people to experience the city's restaurants, shops and ampitheatre, as well as a public boat ramp.
Across the river, Natchez is another unique and beautiful city. Visitors and locals enjoy scenic views of the boats along the Mississippi River. Natchez's downtown features walking trails, galleries, historic antebellum-style homes, restaurants, and guided tours.
The small town of Irwin, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 35 miles outside Pittsburgh, is celebrating its 150th year in 2014. Irwin is known for its thriving downtown and small town charm.
Irwin's great schools, area parks, and recreational opportunities make it the perfect place to live. Residents enjoy a variety of community events throughout the year, including Concerts in the Park, a Chili Cook-Off, the Irwin Car Cruise, Art and Jazz Night, craft festivals and holiday parades.
Madison, Mississippi has been widely recognized for its quality of life, small town charm and family-friendly atmosphere. Family Circle Magazine named Madison one of the "Top Ten Towns in America" to raise a family, while US News named the city one of the "Best Places to Retire."
Madison is located just north of Jackson, allowing residents to enjoy the benefits of a small town, along with the convenience of being near a larger city.
Those who live in Madison have access to many recreational activities, including those offered by the city's Parks & Recreation Department, The Simmons Arboretum, as well as boating, fishing, camping, hunting and hiking at nearby Ross Barnett Reservoir and state parks.
Another landmark is the Madison Square Center for the Arts, located in downtown Maddison, which provides a variety of classes and programs for all ages.
Marksville, Louisiana is a beautiful town located in Avoyelles Parish in the Central part of the state. It was named after Italian trader Marc Eliche, whose wagon wheel broke while passing through. Eliche liked the area so much that he decided to stay and set up a trading post. The town of Marksville was officially established in 1809, and the wagon wheel remains the town's symbol.
Marksville is home to many historic landmarks, including the Old Avoyelles Parish Courthouse and nearby Fort De Russey. A new Veteran's Memorial was also built at Edgar Park. Moss hung trees, walking trails, and great restaurants also help make Marksville an enjoyable place to live or visit.
Marksville also hosts many festivals and parades throughout the year. The city's Fourth of July Parade is the longest running parade in the state of Louisiana.
The town of Petal is located along the Leaf River in Southern Mississippi. Known as "The Friendly City," Petal features quality medical care and an excellent education system, making it a great place to live.
Sports Illustrated named Petal the "Sports Illustrated Sportstown for Mississippi" due to the city's exceptional Recreation Department. A variety of recreational opportunities are available year-round, including walking trails, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling & other team sports.
Madisonville, Kentucky has been called "The Best Town on Earth." Located in Hopkins County, Madison features excellent schools, a beautiful downtown area and several historic landmarks, including the Historical Society Museum of Hopkins County and the Veterans Memorial.
Madison's 19,000 residents also enjoy a variety of great foods. Located in the "Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue" region of Kentucky, Madison is home to some of the world's best barbecue.
The area's parks, lakes and trails provide residents and visitors numerous recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, hiking, biking, swimming, golfing and other sports.
The town of Homer was originally built around the courthouse square in 1850. The historic Claiborne Parish Courthouse is one of only four Pre-Civil War courthouses still used today. Homer's streets are lined with beautiful antebellum homes and historic landmarks, including The Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum and the Louisiana and Northwest Railroad Depot.
Located in Northwest Louisiana, Homer is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Scenic Lake Claiborne State Park offers camping, hiking, boating and fishing.
Homer also hosts several community events throughout the year, including the annual Claiborne Parish Christmas Festival which is held on the courthouse square.
Founded in 1803, Elberton is one of Georgia's oldest cities. Known for its production of Granite monuments, Elberton is called "The Granite Capital of the World." It has a variety of attractions, including the Georgia Guidestones Monument, historic homes and architecture, the Elbert Theatre, the 20,000 seat Granite Bowl, the Granite Museum, beautiful parks and a downtown square.
Elberton is located in Northeast Georgia on two beautiful lakes, Lake Richard B. Russell and Clarks Hill. Lake Russell features numerous recreational opporunities, including camping, biking, walking and canoeing. Residents can also enjoy hunting and golfing nearby.
Gibson City, Illinois
Gibson City, a small town located in North Central Illinois, is a great place to live and work. The city's "Buy Gibson City 2013" program was created to encourage residents to support their local businesses, creating jobs and a strong economy. Gibson City also has several nice area parks that provide recreational opportunities.
Columbia City, Indiana
Columbia City, located in Northeast Indiana, is a town with much to offer residents & visitors. Originally founded in 1839, Columbia's population grew rapidly after the development of the railway in 1856. It continued to grow as more businesses came to the area, and still has a stable economy today.
Many historical sites can be found here, including the Whitley County Courthouse, the Hooper House, the Old Whitley County Jail, the Eel River Battlefield, the home of former Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, and the Whitley County Historical Museum.
Nearby Crooked Lake Nature Preserve and Columbia City Skate Park provide residents many recreational opportunities. Columbia City also hosts an annual "Old Settler's Day" and the "Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow," a festival featuring participants dressed in traditional Native American costumes.
Lincolnton, North Carolina
Lincolnton, North Carolina was established in 1785 as the county seat of Lincoln County. Located between the mountains and Lake Norman, Lincolnton was one of the state's leading producers of agricultural products in its early years, primarily cotton and livestock. It was also home to one of the South's first textile mills.
Lincolnton's rich history is marked by 24 historical roadside markers, as well as many Revolutionary and Civil War sites. The Lincoln Culture Center, a beautiful historic building at the center of downtown, features a museum and performance halls.
The city hosts an annual Apple Festival and Christmas Parade. Downtown Lincolnton is a great place to browse unique shops and antique stores. The Marcia Cloninger Rail-Trail provides residents a place to walk, jog, bike or run.
Shelbyville is a charming town in Central Illinois that is a wonderful place to live or visit. Its historic downtown area is the heart of the community, where residents can enjoy beautifully restored architecture and a mix of unique local shops and restaurants. Also downtown are Boarman's Chevy Bel-Air Museum, the Historic Shelby County Courthouse and Boarman's Roxy Theatre.
Shelbyville's downtown also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, including Scarecrow Daze, a community festival held in early fall.
Over 4 million visitors come to nearby Lake Shelbyville each year to fish, hunt, boat, camp and swim. Shelbyville's residents can also enjoy the area's trails, parks, wineries and golf courses.
Charleston, located in East Central Illinois, is a growing community with many recreational, educational and business opportunities. It is the home of the Eastern Illinois University Panthers. Charleston also has a thriving downtown filled with art, specialty shops, restaurants, historical sites, 19th century architecture and large murals depicting the city's history.
Charleston is surrounded by family farms as well as several lakes and state parks. It is also conveniently located within easy driving distance of larger metropolitan areas.
Abe Lincoln's family settled in Charleston, making him a frequent visitor. One of the most famous Lincoln-Douglas debates was held at what is now the county fairgrounds and a small museum.
Swainsboro, Georgia, "Where Main Streets Meet," is a town that is known for it's heritage, culture, family values and small town atmosphere.
Historic Downtown Swainsboro is a place where you can enjoy beautiful architecture, numerous historic monuments and memorials, fine restaurants and shops, and theatre and dance performances. Swainsboro also hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the "Pine Tree Festival," which dates back to 1946.
Recreational activities including fishing, hunting and kayaking can be found just minutes away from town at the area's mant parks and rivers.
Easley, South Carolina
Easley, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Northwest South Carolina, is conveniently located between Atlanta & Charlotte. The growing town has much to offer, including many great restaurants and antique shops in its historic downtown. Residents also enjoy many recreational activities at the city's parks and nearby lakes. Easley, a Bicycle Friendly Community, has greenways for biking and walking.
For the past few years visitors have traveled to Easley from all around the world for the Big League World Series. Easley also hosts many other events throughout the year, including a Farmer's Market, Summer Music Series, Children's Fall Festival, Spring Fling, 4th of July Celebration, Christmas Parade and a Marines Motorcade.
Located in Covington County Mississippi, Collins history dates back to 1826 when the area's main industry was sawmills.
There are many recreational activities in the area, including 3 local parks, athletic fields, Grand Paradise Water Park and the Okatoma Golf Club. The Okatoma Creek also runs through Collins, where residents and tourists enjoy tubing and camping. Numerous Choctaw Indian campsites can also be found along the banks of the Okatoma.
The Okatoma Festival is held in Downtown Collins around the Courthouse each spring. The festival features a 5K walk, 5K run, a canoe race, antique car show, live entertainment, arts, crafts, food and a parade.
Weldon Spring, Missouri
Weldon Spring, Missouri, an extended suburb of St. Louis, is a residential community with a safe small-town atmosphere that makes it a perfect place to live. Settled by John Weldon in 1790 near the spring that it was named after, Weldon Spring is surrounded by rolling fields, pastures and forests.
Anderson, South Carolina
Anderson, South Carolina is known as "The Electric City." It was the first city in the South to have an unlimited supply of electric power, and also home to the world's first electric cotton gin in 1897.
Today Anderson is a fast growing city in one of the fastest growing areas of the country. This growth is due in part to Anderson's prime location along I-85, between Charlotte and Atlanta. The town's thriving economy, affordable land, good transportation system, rich history, and many recreational opportunities also make it an appealing place to live.
Anderson's Historic Downtown features many monuments and statues, as well as a beautiful fountain, trolley tracks, the Anderson Arts Center, theatres, the Anderson County Museum, and a Farmer's Market.
Front Royal, Virginia
Front Royal, Virginia is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, 70 miles west of Washington, D.C.. Known as the "Canoe Capital of Virginia," Front Royal is home to the Shenandoah River and the Shenandoah National Park, where residents and visitors enjoy canoeing as well as many other recreational activities.
Front Royal's Historic Downtown area features a gazebo, as well as some of the area's finest restaurants and art.
Somerset Borough, the County Seat of Somerset County Pennsylvania, is a small town with a lot to offer. Wine tours, antique shopping, numerous historic landmarks, and the Flight 93 Memorial are all nearby. Residents can also enjoy nature at Laurel Hill State Park and the Quemahoning Family Recreation Park. There are also several covered bridges in the area.
Somerset was designated a "main Street" Community in 1994. An annual fire and Ice Festival is held there in January.
Known as "Homeseeker's Paradise," Brookhaven is located in Lincoln County, in Mississippi's Piney Woods area. It is a quaint town with a rich history. Cotton farming was originally one of the area's major industries, with many beautiful plantations still there today. The timber industry later became important to residents.
Downtown Brookhaven consists of tree-lined streets filled with historic shops and restaurants. At the center of town is the Old Train Depot.
Residents also enjoy many recreational opportunities, including sports offered through the city's parks, visits to nearby Lake Lincoln State Park and Percy Quin State Park, and golfing on the area's golf courses.
Theatre is also very popular in Brookhaven, with the historic Brookhaven Little Theatre producing 3 shows a year. The Brookhaven Arts Council also provides art exhibits, and musical and theatrical performances for visitors and residents to enjoy.
Macclenny, located in Northeast Florida, is home to many proud local businesses. The Baker County Farmers Market is held in Memorial Park on Saturdays from April to November. The Baker County Courthouse is also located in Macclenny.
Downtown Brookhaven consists of tree-lined streets filled with historic shops and restaurants. At the center of town is the Old Train Depot.
Residents of Macclenny are proud supporters of the Baker County High School Wildcats.
Gonzales is located in Ascension Parish, a rapidly growing area of Louisiana between New Orleans & Baton Rouge. Many beautiful Antebellum plantation homes can be found near Gonzales, as well as a variety of great restaurants offering Cajun and Creole food and much more.
Known as the "Jambalaya Capital of the World," Gonzales has hosted the Jambalaya festival each May for the past 44 years, which features cooking contests, live music & entertainment, rides and much more.
Seneca, South Carolina
Known as "The City of Opportunity," Seneca, SC, is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby lakes Keowee, Hartwell and Jocassee provide many recreational opportunities. Residents enjoy hiking, fishing and boating, as well as canoeing and kayaking on the Chatooga River.
The area's many waterfalls, scenic valleys, abundant wildlife and beautiful foliage can be viewed from numerous hiking trails.
A railroad town, Seneca is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC, near Clemson University. In addition to recreational and outdoor opportunities, Seneca also offers antique shopping, the Lunney House Museum, the Historic Ballenger House and Ram Cat Alley.
Mechanicsville is a small town located just outside of Richmond, Virginia. It is the sight of several significant Civil War battles, including the Battle of Beaver Creek Dam, the Battle of Gaines' Mill and the Battle of Cold Harbor. A stone windmill has stood in what is known as "Old Mechanicsville" since the 1970's. This landmark underwent major renovations in 2007-2008 to restore it to working condition.
Mechanicsville was listed among CNN Money's "100 Best Places to Live" in 2010. The town also hosts the Hanover Tomato Festival each summer.
The town of Philadelphia, MS, known as "Our Fair City", hosts the Neshoba County Fair and the Choctaw Indian Fair each year. Both events bring many visitors to the area and help contribute to the local economy. Philadelphia is also recognized as a Main Street City. The city's picturesque downtown area and historic district have been revitalized and are now filled with a variety of locally owned businesses.
Philadelphia's great schools and area parks make it a great place to live. The area is also home to the Pearl River Resort, golf courses, and historic landmarks, including the Nanih Waiya Cave, which is the birthplace of the Choctaw Indians, and the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum.