Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stars Hallow

I've got a thing for small towns. I don't know when it started but I know it solidified when I started watching Gilmore Girls (anyone else watch that show? I LOVE IT!) and saw Stars Hollow, CT.

In love... going to live there one day.... then I found out its a fictitious town. Curses!

I want to find a small town relatively close to a large city and have a thriving historic downtown. Plus Scott and I really want a house with character- no planned communities for us.

Anyway, on our Christmas trip we stopped by a cool small town Baker City, OR...
BUT, my ALL TIME FAVORITE is Grass Valley, CA...
Here is a list of the top 10 coolest small towns according to MSNBC

Does anyone else know of any other cool small towns?

11 comments:

Lindsay Jane said...

I love cool small towns but I don't know if I could ever live in one - I love chain stores a little too much. Don't judge me for it, I love a good "mom and pop" as much as the next girl, but sometimes I want the predictability of Gap.

Anelieze Castrejon said...

Hey, I went to the Gilmore Girls set, too. I took that same tour of the WB lot that she took. GG is my favorite show of all time! So in 07, I shelled out $120 for both my husband and I to visit Stars Hollow. They were unfortunately filming on the street where Lorelai's & Sookie's houses were so I didn't see those, but I saw and stepped into Luke's diner and saw the gazebo! It was amazing :) I love small towns, too. Sometimes I wish I could just live in one, just like Stars Hollow. Provided that Dean & Jess live there, too ;)

brooke said...

You should try my small town, New Braunfels, TX. Its great, we have walmart, target, other chain stores and restaurants. but then we also have all the small town charm-old buildings, the oldest bakery in texas, a gazebo in the center of town with a fountain. plus a world famous waterpark "Schlitterbahn"! We have lots of German flare (Wurstfest- the 10 day salute to sausage) and tons of mexican heritage and yummy mexican food. Plus we're so close to San Antonio and Austin (2 major airports). I love it here! (I guess you can tell by the long comment)
Oh yeah, GIlmore Girls is the best (except for season 6)

Jessica said...

I think I might be worse than you! I wish I could live in Stars Hollow with all those people. I totally want to eat donuts and burgers at Luke's and gossip with Miss Patty and Babette.

Christie said...

I feel the same way about wanting a house with character over a planned community.

EriKa said...

I love stars hollow and lorelai and rory and luke and jess (way better than dean or logan). I always thought that stars hollow would be perfect too...but I doubt that a town that happy and joyous truly exists! although, don't ever give up the search!

EriKa said...

I love stars hollow and lorelai and rory and luke and jess (way better than dean or logan). I always thought that stars hollow would be perfect too...but I doubt that a town that happy and joyous truly exists! although, don't ever give up the search!

Ashley said...

Ahh man, I love stars hollow. I like small towns but I need to be fairly close to a large city. (which I am not right now) And I think I'd prefer a planned community over a house with character - unless the house with character has been built in the past 5 years :) I'm not one for fixer-uppers.

Ashley said...

Oh, Davis was a GREAT small town

Robert said...

Ok wait...have you actually been to Grass Valley ( except for stopping at In and Out? I would never want to live in that town....they have hillbilly canibals there.
Love
MOMC

Julia said...

Hi Olivia! I found your blog from Ashley's. So fun to see what you've been up to!! I'm so sad I missed you when you came for Christmas! We were in California, dang it! But I vote for the small town in OR! Selfish I know.