Mount Airy, North Carolina

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Friendliest"

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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.

The Friendliest Town in America!
Reviewed by Jicenhour
on September 17, 2012
The Best Small Town in America
Reviewed by nancyduke
on September 17, 2012
Try the Barney Burger at Barney , also stop at Floyds Barber Shop.
Reviewed by henrybarell
on September 17, 2012
This is the All American Friendly Town
Reviewed by maureenpatterson
on September 17, 2012
Greatest Small Town In America
Reviewed by barellhenry
on September 17, 2012
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