While many visitors through Georgia tend to stick to the main cities and thriving tourist towns, what they miss out on are those beautiful small towns in rural Georgia that are downright delightful. From charming main streets to mom-and-pop shops and restaurants, these are some of the best rural towns to live in Georgia where life is experienced at a much slower pace.

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Small Towns In Georgia

What are the best little-known attractions in Georgia?

If you’re a history buff, then you need to visit the small Georgia town of Madison. With a population that hovers around 5,000, it’s the perfect mix of small-town life without feeling like you’re too far away from everything. One of Madison’s coolest features that not everyone knows is that Madison has one of the largest historic districts in the state. As you walk through the downtown area, you’ll be met with endless examples of beautiful antebellum architecture. 

What is the best scenic town in Georgia?

There are so many beautiful towns all throughout Georgia that we’ve created a road trip that’ll bring you right to some of the most scenic towns in Georgia. One of our favorite little towns in the Peach State that offers stunning scenery and plenty of attractions is Senoia, Georgia. If you’re a fan of the popular television show "The Walking Dead," you’ll recognize the town as being the filming location for the show. 

Which town in Georgia has the best restaurants?

Georgia is peppered with so many delicious restaurants that it’s impossible to name them all. In the small Georgia town of Jackson, located just outside of Atlanta, there’s a BBQ joint called Blind Pig BBQ that’s worth a road trip from any corner of the state. On the northern edge of the state, right by the North Carolina border, you’ll find the charming town of Clayton, a tiny town in Georgia with a bug restaurant scene. This little Blue Ridge Mountain town has several delightfully charming mom-and-pop restaurants where you can feast on everything from southern comfort food to pizzas.