At the heart of every small town there’s a Main St. In fact, the U.S. has 7,664 roads with that title, according to the National League of Cities.
Many are commercial hubs where restaurants and shops comingle — and some you can even live on. And if you do reside on Main Street, you may very well feel like the mayor of the town. It’s a statement address.
Click through and learn which Main Street American city you will want to move to.
Main Street: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Estimated home cost: $409,000 to $1.16 million
Bob Seger sang about the long, lonely nights on Main St., Ann Arbor, recalling a simpler time that was distinctly Midwestern. A busy hub for University of Michigan students, it’s home to art galleries, music venues, boutiques and restaurants and bars aplenty.
Pay a visit to the Ark, which has live music over 300 nights a year, and the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, which has been a staple of the community for over 30 years.
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Main Street: Aspen, Colo.
Estimated home cost: $1.48 million to $3.21 million
Anywhere in Aspen will be a pricey zip code, and Main St. homes are certainly no exception. Main St. is where a majority of the luxury hotels reside, so pop into Hotel Jerome to feel fancy for a minute. Pause for a photo in front of the gazebo at Paepcke Park before moseying down to the highly acclaimed Matsuhisa for dinner.
Main Street: Bozeman, Mont.
Estimated home cost: $399,000 to $450,000
The gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is a cute mountain town with a thriving Main Street. You can see a show at the historic Ellen Theatre, get a spot of culture at the Gallatin History Museum or catch a performance at the Intermountain Opera. The street is also home to the Sweet Pea Festival, a music, food and art event that takes place every summer.
Main Street: Covington, Ky.
Estimated home cost: $98,000 to $395,000
Street art infuses the area with character, which you can see by following a self-guided mural map. You’ll also want to pay a visit to the mixed-use MainStrasse Village, which has homes, retail stores, restaurants, parks and one of Cincinnati’s most iconic monuments, the Clock Tower.
One of Main Street America’s 2017 recipients for the Great American Main Street Award, Main St., Covington was also recognized for its revitalized downtown district.
Main Street: Dahlonega, Ga.
Estimated home cost: $125,000
If you’re a fan of the country song, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” you’ll be happy to know it’s not hard to find your own watering hole in this sleepy southern town. The downtown square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is known for its Civil War and gold rush history, which you can learn about at the Dahlonega Gold Museum.
Main Street: Dallas, Texas
Estimated home cost: $184,000 to $265,000
One of the bigger cities on our list, Main St., Dallas is a thriving urban area. The centerpiece is Main Street Garden, which is a green reprieve comprised of water installations, digital art and performance venues encircled by the city’s most prominent architectural elements.
Main Street: Eureka Springs, Ark.
Estimated home cost: $145,000 to $595,000
The entire downtown core of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places, which you can learn about at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. You can also ride the trolley around the downtown loop to explore.
Main Street: Galena, Ill.
Estimated home cost: $131,000
Nicknamed “Helluva Half Mile,” Galena has more than 125 shops and restaurants on Main St. There are art museums, old-fashion ice cream parlors, candy stores and even a magic theater. Extra-special during the holidays, be sure to visit during Christmas, Mardi Gras or Halloween for decorative window displays and parades.
Main Street: Georgetown, Texas
Estimated home cost: $195,000
The first city in Texas to be awarded the Great American Main Street Award, Georgetown’s Victorian charm is a sense of Lone Star pride. Centered on the Williamson County Courthouse, there’s everything from the Grape Creek Vineyards to antique malls in the nine-block radius.
Main Street: Indianapolis
Estimated home cost: $138,000
Main St., Indianapolis is a bit different in that it was created to revitalize the local Motor Speedway. What they call “a town within a city,” the updated drag boasts Main street restaurants and bars that are all within walking distance to the races. Local favorites include Barbecue and Bourbon, Foyt Wine Vault, Daredevil Brewing Co. and the 1911 Grill, which actually overlooks the kart-racing track.
Main Street: North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Estimated home cost: $217,000
Main St., Myrtle Beach is a major entertainment hub for the waterfront town. Annual events like Mayfest on Main regularly get the locals celebrating. Pirate’s Cove is a popular bowling-alley-turned-nightclub, and plans for a new mixed-development called Town Center on Main are currently underway, which will feature both homes and retail.
Main Street: Park City, Utah
Estimated home cost: $343,000 (for condo listings)
This particular Main St. has been Park City’s premier shopping district since the 1800s when merchants pandered to town miners. Today, over 70 shops offer everything from designer wear to souvenirs. Don’t miss Park Silly Sunday, the town’s open-air farmer’s market, which runs weekly throughout the summer.
Main Street: Pella, Iowa
Estimated home cost: $81,000 to $305,000
Known for its Dutch heritage, Main St., Pella has a working grain windmill as a focal point, and that’s exactly what sets it apart. Called Molengracht, the replica square even features an authentic canal just like you’d find in the Netherlands. Peruse the old-school cinema, bakeries and meat markets as you’re magically transported across the pond. Tulip season is an especially festive time to visit.
Main Street: Walla Walla, Wash.
Estimated home cost: $750,000
Located in Washington’s picturesque wine region, Main St., Walla Walla is a tree-lined thoroughfare with cafes, bookstores, antique shops and tasting rooms. There are over 15 wineries right on Main St., so you won’t have to walk very far if you’re looking to indulge.
Main Street: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Estimated home cost: $122,000 to $274,000
Winston Salem’s downtown is broken up into a few different districts, making Main Street home to City Hall and the Federal Building. Just a block from the popular arts area, you’ll find galleries, restaurants and even the art park all right at your fingertips.
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Listing and sales prices were sourced from Redfin, Trulia and Zillow.
Photo Disclaimer: Please note photos are for illustrative purposes only. As a result, some of the photos might not reflect the streets listed in this article.