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.

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/

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!