Craving Small Town Life? Check out These Up-and-Coming Communities

by Marisa Disano 12/01/2019

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Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself.

1. Thomas, West Virginia

The beautiful Main Street of Thomas, West Virginia, is the highlight of life here. With a population of just around 600, this is the essence of a small town. Its location in the Allegheny Mountains means beautiful views from nearly every corner. You’ll love the vintage record store, coffeehouse, brewery, and many antique shops, as well as the quiet that comes from living in a historic mountain community.

2. High Falls, New York

If life is taking you a bit farther north, consider this town of 627 people. High Falls has the vintage stores you expect in a small town, and also has a growing list of attractions for foodies. Get your fill of comfort food at Kitchenette, a popular local restaurant, and enjoy life in a town where you can truly know all of your neighbors, and know them well.

3. North Adams, Massachusetts

If you’re looking for small-town living but want something a little larger than 600 people, consider North Adams, Massachusetts. With a population of over 13,000, it offers quite a bit more in terms of amenities, but it still maintains a small-town feel. This community is home to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and since the museum’s opening it has grown into a cultural center in the state. Artists feel right at home, and art lovers will appreciate the many galleries that showcase the work of local talent.

4. Lititz, Pennsylvania

Home to just over 9,000 people, Lititz, Pennsylvania, calls itself the coolest small town in the country. Residents appreciate the mature trees that line its streets, and visitors come to shop at antique shops and boutiques while dining at exceptional restaurants. Only in Lititz can you cozy up to an old soda counter and order your latte in old-fashioned style.

5. Stowe, Vermont

If you’re going to visit Stowe to check it out, visit in the fall. Brilliant colors make this small community in the Green Mountains transform into an artist’s paradise. You’ll also appreciate the boutiques for shopping and the locally-owned restaurants. Stowe has a population of around 4,400 people, so it’s not a tiny town, but not overly large either.

Whether you’re looking for a tiny, tranquil community or one that’s on the smaller side, but still large enough to offer some amenities, you’ll find something to fit your needs along the East Coast. Check out these five, and figure out where you feel at home.

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Marisa Disano

 

 
Marisa DiSano exercises integrity, hard work, and thoughtfulness in every aspect of your Real Estate transaction. Marisa grew up in Petaluma, CA and spent the first ten years of her career doing Marketing and Communications in the High-Tech Electronics Industry. When the economy turned, she moved to Solano County to help manage the family Real Estate business that had just opened in 2008. She quickly obtained her Brokers license and was able to utilize her skills with negotiation, marketing, and client relationships to help many clients buy and sell their homes. Marisa and her husband were blessed with beautiful twin babies in December 2015 (just in time for taxes!) and though she stayed home for a year to take care of her children, she was actively selling Real Estate in every minute of her spare time. Her passion for Real Estate and helping her clients with their monumental decision to buy or sell homes shows in every transaction, as her clients often become her close friends and sometimes, best friends!
 
She strives to turn an often stressful process into a cohesive and exciting time in her client's lives. In her spare time, Marisa loves hiking, playing with her dogs, and introducing her twins to new adventures.