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15 Slow-Paced Small Towns in Northern Calfornia Where Life Is Still Simple

Small towns make up a large portion of NorCal’s physical area and population. In these smaller towns, we like things a certain way. We’re repulsed by traffic and crowds. We’d much rather retreat to a slower pace of life. Lots of us are happy when gargantuan cities around here like San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose make the news. It keeps your focus off of us.

Take a peek at some Norcal small towns where we’re just just fine living where life is still pretty simple.

Yes, we know we didn’t include every single small town. But, I bet you haven’t heard of a few of these, right? Let us know which small towns YOU could live in forever!

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.