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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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?