Mount Airy was the setting for Andy Griffith’s Mayberry and transports visitors to a happy, simpler time. The local Cinema hosts the second longest running live radio show in America and pieces of Mayberry have been preserved or reproduced.
A stroll down Main Street leads to friendly hello’s and street performances. The community frequently gathers in the local amphitheater for festivals and live music where everyone is welcome to dance. Mount Airy also offers a local museum, great restaurants like Trio or Thailand Café, and the Old North State winery.
Gone With the Wynn’s were greeted by Mount Airy’s mayor who was so confident in her town’s friendliness, she didn’t plan any events. The team was escorted around town in a vintage squad car and witnessed the camaraderie among neighbors everywhere. The Wynn’s said, “In a small town like this one you can never be in a hurry, too many people want to stop and chit-chat or shake your hand or even give you a hug...we got lots of hugs.”
Squad car tours are available for all visitors and will transport you back to simpler times. Mount Airy is also the home of George Snappenfield, the inventor of disc golf, and invites everyone to play a round while in town.
Great place to live and grow old.
Winner last year in BOTR contest ,Jessica M Icenhour , Chamber Commerce ,Mondel Tilly, Mt airy News
lets get the population on fire and get Mount Airy as a winner in 2012 and please go to teams and vote for us Cruisers Rally as we were your lead sponsor and promoters
Idyllic Mount Airy deserves Rand McNally's declaration of Friendliest Small Town.
Mount Airy is the by far the friendliest town I know!
I have lived in Mt. Airy all my life. I have visited other small towns and I must say that Mt.
Airy is one of the most friendliest, its not because I know a lot of people here but people you don't know will still stop and talk to you. I own Walkers Soda Fountain on main street, so stop in and eat the best hotdog in Mt. Airy while you meet some of these friendly people!