Mount Airy, North Carolina


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3 Votes - "Friendliest"


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.

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Reviewed by HaroInobbY
on October 22, 2017
This is the most friendliest town in America. Help us make your vote count. What is more All American than the famous apple pie @ PANDOWDYS. Bob, the owner and his wife, Irene who personally makes each pandowdy.
Reviewed by richardsonwilfred
on September 17, 2012
Mount airy , who can forget this wonderful town that brought us such wonderful like Andy Griffith Show. The people are very friendly and you can enjoy all the town has to offer.
Reviewed by macaweefrredrick
on September 17, 2012
Best small town in America Just watch any of the Andy Griffith shows.
Reviewed by richardgivens
on September 17, 2012
Best Town in America
Reviewed by glencrammer
on September 17, 2012
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