Sure, there are a couple hazards to keep in mind when visiting this quaint Alabama town. There's the mayor's pet alligator, Burt Reynolds (fortunately, he enjoys eating Rammer Jammer leftovers more than humans) and there's also Fire Ant Rock which, as its title suggests, is home to some dangerous insects. But those things aside, Bluebell is a pretty dreamy place to live, thanks to friendly locals, the fun old-fashioned clothing and the many parties Mayor Hayes has been known to throw at his estate.
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Stars Hollow, Gilmore Girls
Want to go where everybody knows your name? Try this sleepy, but utterly charming Connecticut town, where the locals go out of their way to not only learn your name but also pretty much everything about you. This can be hazardous to your dating life (see also: Luke and Lorelai, Rory and Dean, Rory and Jess), but otherwise coming to Stars Hollow feels like coming home. In addition to the year-round goings-on in the town's square, Stars Hollow is the home to a surprisingly diverse group of businesses, including Miss Patty's Dance School and Le Chat Club, the one-stop shop for all your cat-related needs.
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Pawnee, Parks and Recreation
Leslie Knope's book is titled Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America — and it's hard to disagree. Like its city councilor, the quaint little town is delightfully sunny and amusingly quirky — it was briefly taken over by a cult in the '70s. It has can't-miss locales (strip club The Glitter Factory has an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet) and, for a while, it was home to a famous miniature horse that was the eighth most photographed item in the U.S. in 1987. (RIP Li'l Sebastian!)
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Springfield, The Simpsons
A geographical oddity (the state that houses Springfield is bordered by Ohio, Nevada, Maine and Kentucky) Springfield was designed to represent Anytown, U.S.A. But that doesn't mean Springfield is generic. Although it's the home of a (sometimes dangerous) nuclear power plant, residents can put their minds at ease by taking in a minor league baseball game, bowling at Barney's or sipping an ice cold Duff beer at Moe's Tavern. Although Newsweek called Springfield "America's crud bucket," we applaud a town that elects a TV clown to congress and survives untold natural disasters. And if you don't like, it you could always move to Shelbyville.
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Mayberry, The Andy Griffith Show
This idyllic North Carolina town champions a simpler way of life. A town with only one traffic light and only one long-distance telephone line might seem quaint and boring in the 21st Century, but Mayberry's residents got their quality of life by spending time together. Want to find all the action? Head to Walker's Drug Store or Floyd's Barber Shop, where all the town's influencers are sure to be found. Besides some minor alcohol bootlegging, Mayberry is virtually crime-free — which is probably a good thing, considering the deputy sheriff carries his bullet in his pocket rather than in his gun.
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Dillon, Friday Night Lights
Texas forever! The fictionalized town of Dillon — a blue-collar suburb that's fallen on hard economic times — was the perfect setting for a show about relatable, working-class families. Dillon stood in for any number of American small towns with everything from its social politics to residents' utter devotion to their local high school football team. Plus: Who wouldn't want to be neighbors with Eric and Tami Taylor?
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Capeside, Dawson's Creek
This idealistic Cape Cod town was a place we all wanted to grow up. (Especially if a Pacey lookalike was involved!) Whether you were gathering at the local watering hole, The Icehouse, or boating down to your friend's house, Capeside had a quaint vibe, but never got boring.
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Cabot Cove, Murder, She Wrote
It may have a higher crime rate than is typical for small fishing villages, but the coastal town of Cabot Cove, Maine, is nothing short of charming. It was a perfectly quaint setting for Jessica Fletcher to pen her mystery novels, and also gain some inspiration for her plots. After all, the town's founder, Winfred Cabot, died in a murder-suicide with his wife Hepzibah.
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You don't have to be the outdoorsy type to appreciate Everwood's picturesque mountains and breathtaking scenery that looks like it just stepped out of a Ralph Lauren fall catalog. Although we might tire of the Colorado town's de facto uniform of denim and plaid pretty quickly.
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Mystic Falls, The Vampire Diaries
Forgetting the fact that this place is overrun by vampires, what other town has more festivals, costume parties and balls than this one? Plus: It's so rich in history, there's an annual event to celebrate the town's beginnings.
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Rosewood, Pretty Little Liars
Rosewood is a lovely little town. That is, if you don't mind a mysterious psycho killer trying to ruin your life at every turn. Filled with nice restaurants, a hip coffee shop and even an underground fight club, Rosewood really does has something for everyone.
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Cecily, Alaska, Northern Exposure
The moose seen wandering around in the series' opening sequence sums up what to expect from this fictional town's residents: quirky, intriguing, down-to-earth and yet, remote enough to seem outside of reality. It's a welcoming town that invites viewers to get caught up in Cecily denizens' everyday minutiae. Whether it's listening to ex-con DJ Chris Stevens dropping knowledge, grabbing a meal at The Brick or partaking in the town's macabre Thanksgiving celebration, such activities take on a sweet, poetic significance. Cecily makes us feel like we belonged and mattered.
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For a girl born and bred in New York City, the stuffy, conservative little bubble that is Chatswin seems like the most horrible place on Earth. But this upstate New York suburb is kind of an awesome place to live, thanks to great public schools, fancy amenities like a local country club, and one-of-a-kind boutiques like Dallas' store, A Crystal Cup of Crystals. Although the mothers of the town have been known to get a little too involved in their neighbors' personal lives, at least you know someone like her is always good for a cup of sugar... or at least a few packets of low calorie Stevia.
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Sunnydale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"Sunnydale: Come for the food, stay for the dismemberment." Xander may have been joking about the slogan, but we can't say it's not fair. Located on top of the Hellmouth, Sunnydale is a beacon for demons, vamps and other evil creatures. But no matter how many apocalypses Sunnydale survives, the citizens always stay positive and never hesitate to celebrate another day alive with a YOLO night at The Bronze.
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Tree Hill, One Tree Hill
Like many small towns, there's quite a lot of mixing and matching when it comes to romance, which can make for some interesting high school drama. But in a town with a spirited sports culture, there's never a dull moment walking through those hallways. As long as your brother or psycho stalker or crazy nanny doesn't get to you first.
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Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks
Although scarred by a local murder, this quaint Washington town also offers dose of the bizarre and unsettling: acid-worthy trips inside a red-curtained room, a terrifying entity named BOB and doppelgangers of the dead. And yet, as FBI Agent Cooper describes, this is a place "where a yellow light still means slow down, not speed up." Because of this neighborly, personal atmosphere, it's easier to embrace the kooks while still hoping to taste the perfect cherry pie.
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Neptune, Veronica Mars
A town without a middle class, Neptune is economically and racially divided. But at least their bike gang is nice! This is a real blessing, too, since the police are too inept and concerned with bureaucracy to actually solve real crimes. Murders and corruption aside, Neptune does has a lovely college and a great swanky hotel (that is, if The Camelot isn't your style). Or if you need to escape the small town drama, Los Angeles and Tijuana are just a short, debaucherous drive away!