10 Coolest Small Towns 2008

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Port Jervis, N.Y. Population: 9,161. Nearest City: New York, 93 miles.
Michael Mohr
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Bud Ford at his Cripple Creek Dulcimers shop in Manitou Springs, Colo. Population: 5,038. Nearest City: Colorado Springs, 6 miles.
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Seared scallops at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Population: 3,675. Nearest City: Dayton, 21 miles.
Ryan Kurtz
Practicing circus tricks at Mazomanie Movement Arts Center in Mazomanie, Wis. Population: 1,522. Nearest City: Madison, 24 miles.
Nathan Kirkman
Toby's CoffeeBar in Point Reyes Station, Calif. Population: 818. Nearest City: San Francisco, 39 miles.
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Chase's Daily in Belfast, Maine. Population: 6,840. Nearest City: Portland, 102 miles.
David Mclain
Catskill, N.Y.'s 1920 Community Theatre on Main Street. Population: 4,340. Nearest City: Albany, 35 miles.
Michael Mohr
Twyla McBride's MoonGoddess shop in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Population: 7,163. Nearest City: El Paso, Tex., 123 miles.
Karen Kuehn
Downtown Livingston, Mont., in the shadow of the Rockies. Population: 7,062. Nearest City: Bozeman, 25 miles.
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Revolution in White River Junction, Vt. Population: 2,569. Nearest City: Manchester, N.H., 76 miles.
Michael Piazza

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