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

Aside from the natural beauty, Northern California’s greatest asset is the people and communities that make it tick. You can still find the charm and authenticity of small-town America here in this region, and whether you prefer farming communities, coastal towns, or the Sierra foothills, here are some of our favorite places that Northern Californians call home.

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