The tranquil hamlet of Ocean Springs sits on Biloxi Bay on Mississippi's east Gulf Coast and has a history of endurance. It began as the first permanent settlement in French Louisiana in 1699. In the mid-1800s, it became a resort town and garnered accolades for its healing waters. In 2005, it was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina and even today continues to rebuild.
The Oktibbeha County seat, Starkville is in northeastern Mississippi and is adjacent to Mississippi State University (25,000 students). The city is growing, and it is a somewhat liberal place in an othewise very conservative state.
Situated in a green landscape of cantaloupe fields, alfalfa crops and grazing cattle about an hour east of Reno, quiet Fallon sits along Highway 50, the aptly named "Loneliest Highway in America."
Located on the Colorado River in southern Nevada, Laughlin was once nearly dead, nothing more than a dusty, desert outpost. Today, it is a gambling resort, with nine lavish hotels and casinos, and it attracts three million tourists per year.
Banner Elk got its name from the man who founded the town, Martin Banner, in 1848. It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina and today is a popular tourist destination and home of Lees-McRae College (1,000 students), a private, four year college associated with the Presbyterian Church.
Calabash is a quaint fishing village with a long history and a large reputation. It sits near the mouth of the quiet, crook-necked Calabash River where it joins the Intracoastal Waterway in southeastern North Carolina. It is the southern most coastal town in the state and is known as the "Seafood Capital of the World."
This Brunswick County town split from its nearest neighbor, Calabash, after battles over city services and ordinances. Despite its name, it sits about 5 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and does not have a shore or beach. It was incorporated in 1998.
Sneads Ferry, relaxed but growing, sits along the New River on the southern North Carolina coast. It is home to military families and fishermen, and it started out as a ferry crossing dock in the early 1700s. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is just across the river.
In the middle of the Outer Banks, Wanchese, a rustic unincorporated town, occupies the southern edge of Roanoke Island. It was named after the last known indigenous ruler of the island and does not have the typical Outer Banks crowds or high costs.
Attractive Athens sits in the Hocking River Valley in pretty southeastern Ohio and is surrounded by rolling hills. While coal companies were once the major employers here, now Ohio University (22,000 students) is the lifeblood of the city and has a lovely campus.
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