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.

great food great people great town
Reviewed by wallacemonberry
on September 17, 2012
Just a wonderful town all the way around.
Reviewed by tylercain
on September 17, 2012
Lots to do and see in this small town
Reviewed by laverntripp
on September 17, 2012
Mount Airy is one of the most friendliest, welcoming towns by far!
Reviewed by Lanelle
on September 17, 2012
so nice we are moving here
Reviewed by robertstoute
on September 17, 2012
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10,388

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