7 Best Small Towns to Call Home

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Big cities often receive a lot of media attention, whether that attention is related to the good (the people, the diversity, the entertainment venues) or the bad (the crime, the pollution, the expensive properties). There are many reasons to live in a big city, but what gets talked about less are all the positives of living in a small town.

Recently, CNN Money came out with a list of the best places to live that focused on America’s best small towns. Although the list includes an incredible fifty unique towns, we are going to highlight the top seven. If you are considering moving away from a big city or even if you have always preferred living in small towns, check out this list. If you’re looking for a permanent move or simply a vacation spot, one of these locations might just be your ideal future home.

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1. Sharon, Massachusetts

Sharon came in tops on CNN’s list. Despite the fact that the small town only has a population of 17,944, it is a very diverse place to live. The people of Sharon enjoy small-town living while being surrounded by several large metropolitan areas, including Boston (which is roughly thirty minutes away); Providence, Rhode Island (also only half an hour away); and the Route 128 corridor, which goes around Boston. Residents of Sharon can enjoy short commutes (depending on the traffic) to relatively abundant jobs in nearby areas and also enjoy all the entertainment that Boston and Providence offer without living right in the cities themselves. The town also boasts numerous interests for nature watchers, because 40 percent remains open space, and it also has the beautiful Lake Massapoag.

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