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11 Slow-Paced Small Towns In North Carolina Where Life Is Simple

North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful small towns in the nation. Trust me, I’ve written multiple articles on the subject. While places like Bath, New Bern and Brevard maintain consistent, popular tourism throughout the year, sometimes you just want a life lived simply. An easy stroll down Main Street and a few conversations with familiar faces. These 11 small towns will give you just that, plus transport you back to a simpler time.

There are so many beautiful places, and beautiful towns, it was VERY hard to narrow this list down…trust me, I could list about 30! Do you have any personal ties to these places, or want to include any?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com