Top 20 Small Towns in the West

Top 20 Small Towns in the West

Lily Gahagan
Mar 10, 2009
How many city folk out there long for the quiet of a small town? If you're contemplating a move or are just interested in a weekend trip, take a look at Sunset's list of the top 20 small towns in the West. They've been organized by interest, and a whopping 16 are located in the Pacific Northwest. Click on the links for further information regarding population size and average cost of housing. Here's the breakdown...
Best eco-friendly small towns:
  • Corvallis, OR
  • Boulder, CO
  • Pal Alto, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Truckee, CA

Best small-town foodie havens:
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • McMinnville, OR
  • Ojai, CA
  • Woodinville, WA
  • Yountville, CA

Best beach towns:
  • Capitola, CA
  • Astoria, OR
  • Del Mar, CA
  • Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Homer, AK

Best towns for getting outdoors:
  • Moab, UT
  • Downieville, CA
  • Hood River, OR
  • Kamuela, Big Island, HI
  • Lander, WY
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