Project Description


The 50 Best Small Southern Towns, 2nd Edition

by Gerald W. Sweitzer & Kathy M. Fields

Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of urban living?

A new trend has emerged in recent years: a shift of city dwellers from metropolitan areas to small towns and cities. This trend is particularly evident in the South as this region attracts more growth and more second homes and experiences increases in income and education levels. Frustrated with city traffic, air pollution, crowded suburbs, and declining quality of life, city dwellers are seeking desirable, small Southern towns.

Finding the best town, however, can be a challenge. This helpful guide is just the place to start your search. Sweitzer and Fields researched and visited over 150 sites to give you this comprehensive guidebook with information on the fifty best small towns in nine southeastern states. To be featured in the book, each town had to meet stringent qualifications: population under 25,000, positive population growth, readily available cultural and recreational attractions, adult education opportunities, healthcare options, and internet access. Each town’s detailed description includes information on:

-Recreational highlights
-Cultural scene
-Natural environment
-Economic and education profiles
-Vital statistics (population, cost of living, median incomes, etc.)

The appendix offers quick reference charts showing the various facts and features for each town.

This title is OSI.

Paperback: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-408-2
Total Pages: 428
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2
Language: English


“…useful… Recommended….” ―Library Journal

Meet the Author

Gerald W. Sweitzer holds degrees from the University of Florida and Georgia State University and has attended Dartmouth University and the Candler School of Theology. He is a consultant to non-profit organizations, and resides in Easley S.C. He continues to write articles for magazines on living in small towns in the South.

Meet the Author

Kathy M. Fields is a licensed professional counselor and a education and interpersonal skills consultant. She holds degrees from Mount St. Agnes College and Georgia State University and lives in Georgia.