About 130 miles west of Boston sits Stockbridge, neatly tucked into the Berkshire hills; this little town represents to many the very best of small-town New England. What began as a small village prospered to a resort town with the most famous Main Street in America thanks to a memorable Norman Rockwell painting.
Stockbridge has often been described as quintessential small-town America. This beautiful western town in Massachusetts inspired Norman Rockwell’s artwork … and perhaps hundreds of more families to settle down here. The town is magical during the holiday season, with old-fashioned decor trimming the streets.
In the 19th century, Philipsburg was a thriving mining town, but now the historic town has a lot to offer visitors; it's where you can find the antique variety's treasures. If all that searching has you parched, there's no better way to quench your thirst than at the Philipsburg Brewing Company, housed in the historic Sayers building.
Although Philipsburg is home to less than 1,000 residents, it doesn't stop them from celebrating a wide variety of festivals and annual events.
Although Saugatuck sits in what's known to be the state's Bible belt, the town is an artsy, waterfront resort town in West Michigan. This charming little beach town and famed art colony have been a favorite for many as their summer destination for years.
The main attraction is the lovely Oval Beach, of course, but there are loads to do in town, like sampling local wines at Fenn Valley Tasting Room.
They say Berlin is in Worcester County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Berlin offers residents a sparse suburban feel. Don't let the historic architecture make you think that Berlin is a sleepy old town; it was once named the "Coolest Small Town in America."
Main Street's shopping district has over 50 retail shops, with plenty more bakeries, restaurants, and plenty of antique stores. Plus, how could life ever be dull with Ocean City a mere 10 miles away?
If you like the architecture of Miami but fancy a less-crowded atmosphere, head up to Surfside, known as the city's "uptown beach town." Surfside has a laidback vibe within walking distance of the beach, making it ideal for young families with children.
Residents enjoy such perks as yoga on the beach and fun events like a monthly communal picnic on the beach. There are many hotels on the beachfront, making it a nice stroll along the seashore past them.