This traditional village is the slightly less-crowded alternative to Mystic. Tree-lined streets and marina views give this small town a quaint feel, especially if you make a shopping trip in the many small shops.
This village holds a dense community of historic homes and local businesses that sit on a small, steep peninsula at the Mystic River entrance with a long tradition of fishing, lobstering, and boat-building.
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.
Life's a little more relaxed in Ouray, perhaps due to the hot springs and the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains that might inspire a new perspective on life. Ouray is known as the "Switzerland of America" because of the San Juan mountain range's surrounding peaks on three and a half sides of town.
The quaint town was named after Chief Ouray of the Ute Indians, a local tribe. This Victorian-era mining town is as authentic as it gets, so you'll only find locally-owned restaurants and boutiques.
Bisbee is a historic mining town with a small population of 6,000 people in south-central Arizona, close to the Mexican border. Suppose you are looking for an interesting, off-beat place; this town might be the place for you as it happily embraces the arts and has a generally free-spirited atmosphere.
Bisbee may be three hours away from Phoenix, but this former copper mining town is now known for its walkability, eclectic art galleries, unique architecture, and a melting pot of residents.