The Best Small Towns To Build Your Dream Home

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If you’re ready to take the plunge and custom-build your forever home, consider a real change by moving to a unique small town. People who prefer to design original construction often have an out-of-the-box approach that’s a good fit for out-of-the-way places. These are some of the best small towns to build your dream home and start your dream life.

Wimberley, Texas

Texas towns dominate many “best places to live” rankings, and Wimberley is a standout for its unparalleled scenery, arts scene, antiques shopping, wineries and distilleries, and bona fide swimming holes.

If you’re not willing to give up on nightlife entirely, you can become a regular at one of the local dance halls, which showcase bluegrass and country music. The land isn’t cheap, but not many places boast a picturesque mountain (Old Baldy) inside a subdivision.

Sitka, Alaska

Your home could be a refuge at what feels like the edge of the world in Sitka, which you can only reach by plane or ferry. About 100 miles southwest of Juneau, Sitka was once the former capital of Russian Alaska, and it still features monuments such as its Orthodox cathedral.

Surrounded by mountains, the town is a fantasy for wildlife-lovers, with brown bears, humpback whales, sea otters, and bald eagles roaming about. At the very least, you won’t feel the need for a pet.

Crestone, Colorado

This town in southern Colorado has a distinctively spiritual atmosphere, having embraced its destiny in the 1970s as home to more than two dozen retreat centers and sacred landmarks. It doesn’t discriminate, with faiths including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, New Age, and Native American traditions.

If respect for the environment is important to you, you’ll find that the community is committed to preserving the plentiful wildlife and breathtaking mountainous surroundings. This makes Crestone the perfect place to build a thoroughly “green” home.

Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Fitness fans will find that the “rest” in “Travelers Rest” has become ironic. You can often find locals on the 22-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail, which connects Travelers Rest with downtown Greenville by way of the Reedy River. It hosts hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and even the occasional lollygagger.

Beyond the town’s healthy lifestyle, residents frequent its celebrated farmer’s market and free, family-friendly activities, such as movies in Trailblazer Park. A visit to Travelers Rest will make you want to stay a while.

Shipshewana, Indiana

If you’re serious about getting away from it all, slowing down, and appreciating the simple life, there’s nothing like Amish Country. Shipshewana gets about two million visitors a year, and becoming one of the 658 permanent residents is tempting.

The third-largest Amish community in the United States is famous for its handcrafted wares, but religious tradition closes down most of the family-owned businesses on Sundays. Nonetheless, the locals welcome non-Amish newcomers with more modern ways, to whom they refer as “the English.” You might find that this small town is the best place to build your dream home.

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