Mount Airy, North Carolina


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Friendliest"


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.

I have lived in Mount Airy my whole life, I couldn't imagine raising my children anywhere else.
Reviewed by wachovia
on September 17, 2012
You will find the Friendliest People in Mount Airy, NC. It is a great place to start or bring your business. You will have the support system you need to get off to a strong start along with continued interest in your success from the community. The friendliest people offer the skilled labor force you need to succeed!
Reviewed by leeannstokes
on September 17, 2012
The people really are friendly in Mount Airy.
Reviewed by Burke
on September 17, 2012
Mount Airy is both a charming and dynamic small city. The friendliness and caring attitude is emdemic in the community. You are not a stranger in Mt. Airy, whether a visitor, newcomer or long time resident, Mount Airy will warm your heart and put a smile on your face.
Reviewed by peterlydens
on September 17, 2012
Great place to live, work and play!
Reviewed by BurkerRobertson
on September 17, 2012
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