The words “small town” conjure an array of mental images — quaint streets, neighbors helping neighbors and backyard barbecues.
Smithsonian Magazine recently released its look at the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014,” which inspired us to see if those towns were worth more than just a visit. The magazine limited the list to towns of less than 15,000 residents, so if you are looking to avoid the madding crowds and embrace small-town living, these cities may fit your bill.
We picked a home from each of the top 10 visit-worthy towns. You’ll find an interesting mix of high and low price points, charming homes and a converted church to boot.