The U.S. Small Town That Best Suits You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
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Whether you're thinking of going away for a few days or you're considering relocating, there's something magical about the allure of a small town. The U.S. is home to some of the most charming hamlets and funky villages, full of their own rich cultures and unique attractions. Using a ranking of the most beautiful small towns in America, we asked Best Life's resident astrologer to match an idyllic locale with each of the zodiac signs. Are you the type who likes a cabin getaway in the mountains or do you dream of rocky coastlines and beaches? Keep reading to find out which U.S. small town should be at the top of your bucket list based on your zodiac sign.
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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Aries: Fernandina Beach, Florida
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People born under the sign of Aries are bright-eyed and ambitious people who put everything they have (and then some) into winning and coming out on top. You're also very active and energetic, but all of this go-go-going can often leave you burnt out. Your perfect small town will offer a chance to press pause on your busy lifestyle. Fernandina Beach, Florida is a charming coastal getaway on Amelia Island where you'll be able to get some much-needed (and well-deserved) rest and relaxation. There are plenty of fresh seafood spots, a historic downtown, beautiful beaches, and, if you must get out some of that pent-up energy, great hiking spots on Fort Clinch.
Taurus: Fredericksburg, Texas
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Taurus is known as dependable, hardworking, and just a tad particular—but that doesn't make you a stick in the mud. You do value stability and routine, but you also love trying out the finer things in life (especially food and wine). They say everything is bigger in Texas, and if that's the case, you'll enjoy the delicious home-cooked BBQ and wineries aplenty in Fredericksburg, Texas. Nestled just outside of trendy Austin, this small town is also famous for its gorgeous natural sights, like the annual periwinkle and magenta wildflower blooms. You can find your zen in the serene beauty of the countryside, but there's easy access to the city if you ever feel like indulging in a night out on the town.
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Gemini: Hanover, New Hampshire
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Chatty and sociable, you're a natural-born adventurer who is always looking for something new and exciting. And while it's true that you tend to dominate whatever social scene you find yourself in, it's also very important for you to have some space to recharge your batteries. Hanover, New Hampshire is a quiet college town most famous for being the home of Ivy League Dartmouth College, as well as its gorgeous views of the great outdoors. Clear off your calendar and head to this New England town where you'll find plenty of local hiking trails, lake fishing, and fall foliage to keep your busy mind occupied.
Cancer: Saugatuck, Michigan
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People might say you're the moodiest sign of the zodiac, but as long as you've got good food and good company, you're as happy as can be. But it doesn't hurt to have a few of your favorite things around; after all, you're the sentimental homebody type. The next time you're looking for a little home away from home, you might enjoy a slice of nostalgia on the coastlines of Saugatuck, Michigan. Known for its niche artistic community and cozy bed and breakfasts, you'll find a whole new world to explore while still feeling like family. And it certainly doesn't hurt that you're just a hop, skip, and jump away from gorgeous lakefront waters.
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Leo: Cape May, New Jersey
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Small towns might not sound like your thing, Leo. You're the extrovert of the zodiac who has a big personality and loves big-city vibes. Still, even the biggest divas need some beauty sleep. And if you're looking to step away from the spotlight, you might enjoy a vacation in a small town like Cape May, New Jersey. This coastal getaway features colorful and historic Victorian-style houses, fresh local farms, stunning ocean views, and one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. Sure, it might not be the Big Apple, but this hidden gem is sure to make the perfect backdrop for your next adventure.
Virgo: Ojai, California
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Looking to get away, Virgo? Your busy schedule and love of predictability mean you're likely overdue for a vacation or even just a change of scenery. As the perfectionist of the zodiac, you tend to hold yourself to an impossibly high standard. This might get you far in some aspects of life, but it can also lead to exhaustion. Find your center again at one of Ojai, California's many spiritual spots, wellness spas, and art studios. For a bite to eat, you can grab some fresh seafood or treat yourself to one of the city's many vegan bakeries or local raw food restaurants. One thing's for sure, you'll feel more rested and relaxed than ever after visiting this stunning small town.
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Libra: Highlands, North Carolina
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Libras are cheerful and outgoing, which means you make friends easily and adapt well to new surroundings. Because of this, you're more likely than most to take an extended trip on a whim or even move to a new city just for the experience. If you're getting the itch to change things up, try making your way to Highlands, North Carolina. Two hours outside Atlanta, this resort town in the Blue Ridge Mountains comes alive during the summer months with music, festivities, and more. Not to mention the farm-to-table restaurant culture, as well as a serious local wine and beer scene. Who knows? You might like it so much, you decide not to leave.
Scorpio: Chimayo, New Mexico
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Some like it hot, and you're certainly one of them, Scorpio. Although your water sign ways make you a touch emotional, you have an underlying drive that rivals even the most determined of fire signs. In life and love, you crave that same level of passion to feel fulfilled. No matter where you roam, you'll need to be somewhere with plenty of sun, spicy food, and bottomless margaritas. Chimayo, New Mexico has everything you're looking for in a small town escapade. This cozy mountain hamlet boasts gorgeous Spanish architecture and endless natural beauty, and it's known for its historic church that is said to have healing powers.
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Sagittarius: Breckenridge, Colorado
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Sagittarians are the world travelers of the zodiac. Nobody has quite as many passport stamps as you, and you're always looking for the next thing to cross off your bucket list. But despite what you might think, you don't always need to jet-set around the world. Small towns don't mean small adventures, and Breckenridge, Colorado has all the outdoor winter activities you could want to keep yourself entertained. Whether you like skiing down the bunny slopes, snowboarding down the black diamonds, or sipping cocoa in the snow lodge, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in this charming mountain resort town.
Capricorn: Big Timber, Montana
Capricorns work hard and party even harder. With the hustle and bustle of your larger-than-life career, you need a lot of alone time to balance yourself out again. Like most earth signs, you find yourself drawn to the grandeur and serenity of nature and the outdoors. And the local wonders of Yellowstone National Park and Boulder River make Big Timber, Montana the best-kept secret in small-town travel. You'll find reasonably priced lodging among some of the best restaurants around. And whether you prefer reading in a secluded cabin, hiking, or meeting with the locals to learn the history of this quaint town, Big Timber has everything you could want for a restorative retreat.
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Aquarius: Woodstock, New York
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You're a bit of an oddball, Aquarius (in a good way!). Free-spirited and unique, you're always looking for a place that's off the beaten path. Sure, you could have fun in the big city, but you prefer the uncommon treasures that can only be found in small-town America. While Woodstock, New York is famous for hosting one of the world's most famous music festivals, there's so much more to this quirky town to discover. The local art and culture are an eclectic mix of vintage funk and new-age vibes. Plus, Woodstock might be home to some of the nicest and most welcoming New Yorkers you'll ever meet in your life. And of course, you'll want to leave some room in your suitcase for all the memorabilia, art, and food you'll be bringing back with you.
Pisces: St. Michaels, Maryland
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People born under the sign of Pisces are sweet, emotional, and empathetic. You find it easy to feel for others and are among the most sympathetic signs of the zodiac. Though this makes you a good friend, it can weigh on your heart if you don't take time for yourself. And when life gets too much, you tend to withdraw into a dream world. The next time you need a break, plan a solo trip, but make sure there's easy access to the water. That's what makes St. Michaels, Maryland—famous for its oysters and historic ship-building industry—the perfect escape. You'll find peace and serenity in any number of the cozy local coffee shops, and you're sure to find plenty of unique gifts for yourself and all of your friends in one of the many locally owned boutiques in the town square.