Small Towns We Love
Beaufort, South Carolina
The curving, tidal Beaufort River wraps around the 303-year-old downtown and offers up terrific scenery in most directions. And then there's the leafy historic district itself, filled with 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century architecture, from tiny cottages and fish shacks to indigo-planters' mansions and wide piazzas. It's a Lowcountry town where characters abound. And the river's pristine waters surrender such high-quality seafood that it seems folks are always gathering for a shrimp or crab boil or an oyster roast.
Video: Living in Beaufort, SC
Nestled deep in the heart of the Lone Star State, the town of Fredericksburg was settled by German pioneers in 1846 and remains as steadfastly Teutonic as it is Texan.
Incorporated in 1866 as a railroad town, Senoia is so picture-perfect, Hollywood couldn't design it better.
History reigns supreme in this postcard-size town. As a matter of fact, the entire town, all 0.1 mile and six streets of it, is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
In the heart of the French culture-rich Acadiana region of southern Louisiana, Breaux Bridge claims a bevy of Cajun and Creole eateries, a lovingly preserved downtown district filled with a variety of antiques boutiques, and (only steps away) a pristine example of nature's paradise that's brimming with bayous and teeming with wildlife.