Beautiful architecture, a sense of history, locally-owned business and community-centric spaces – these elements are what make our country's main streets so inviting, and so quintessentially American. We enlisted a panel of main street and downtown revitalization experts to help us pick 20 nominees for the Readers' Choice category Best Main Street, then we turned things over to our readers. After four weeks of voting, the results are in.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Main Street are as follows:
- Emporia, Kan.
- Howell, Mich.
- McMinnville, Ore.
- Staunton, Va.
- Ogden, Utah
- Franklin, Tenn.
- Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- Eureka Springs, Ark.
- Bath, Maine
- Georgetown, Texas
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Patrice Frey (National Main Street Center) and Jennifer Henaghan (American Planning Association) were chosen based on their expertise in this field.
Other towns with nominated streets included Alexandria, Va.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Charleston, S.C.; Dahlonega, Ga.; Galena, Ill.; Greenville, S.C.; Key West, Fla.; Port Townsend, Wash.; Provincetown, Mass. and Silver City, N.M.
Congratulations to all our Main Street winners.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo