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12 Small Towns That Are About to Become More Popular

Reader's Digest Logo By Gwen Pratesi of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: Ashland is located near the California border at the base of Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges in the lower half of Oregon. The town is home to approximately 20,000 residents but hosts almost 300,000 tourists each year. You may be familiar with Ashland for its world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival and it was recognized in the top ten of 'The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America' for its vibrant arts and cultural scene. The town is also home to Southern Oregon University. Visit to experience Oregon's natural beauty, top-notch skiing at Mt. Ashland Ski Area, great dining, excellent wines, and more. Want more? Read on to find out the most gorgeous small town in your state.

Be inspired to travel or make the move to these 12 charming small towns around the country. Each offers unique amenities and attractions and in different parts of the country—and they are all up-and-coming.

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