11 Best Small Towns in America

Travel + Leisure Names Telluride One of the Top 11 Best Small Towns in America

From California to Maine, every state has its share of charming small towns, big cities, and hidden gems. While Telluride is no longer a stranger to the spotlight, it’s certainly a noteworthy destination worthy of every accolade it receives.  

Travel + Leisure has compiled a list of the top 11 small towns in America and Telluride topped the list. With under 4,000 full-time residents across 5.5 square miles between Mountain Village and Telluride, Telluride may be small – but it has a big personality.

The area is also known for incredible skiing at Telluride Ski Resort, but there's plenty to do once the ski season ends — biking, hiking, fly fishing, golfing, river sports, and more are popular choices when the weather warms up.

Telluride has become a sought-after destination for visitors, which in turn, has created a demand for homes and properties. Click here to see some of the homes currently available in Telluride, Mountain Village, and the nearby mesas.

Best Small Towns in America

Other towns include Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Sedona, Arizona, and Hudson, New York.

To see the full breakdown and compare how Telluride stacks up against the other best small towns in America, check out the article on Travel + Leisure below.

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