Mount Airy, North Carolina

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

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.

Best small town in america because of the friendly people that live there
Reviewed by leroymasterson
on September 17, 2012
Real life Mayberry. Real friendly people.
Reviewed by changle
on September 17, 2012
Very Friendly people to everyone. Even to strangers/visitors walking down the street.
Reviewed by leetown
on September 17, 2012
Friendly & Beautiful
Reviewed by obio
on September 17, 2012
Friendly. Beautiful, Much History.
Reviewed by burgerchow
on September 17, 2012
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