Oh, I just love Hallmark movies Cathy. I was born a little late to enjoy my town’s heyday. The sad thing is that everything Deb said is, TRUE! I wonder though…could we all possibly be searching for nostalgia? She hated living in Midland and just got transferred home. I’m in!!! Can you imagine? I am back to take care of elderly and disabled family and frankly the town has changed very little in terms of being caring and warm. Stunning wilderness, ocean, forests, mountains, lakes and rivers. Welcome to my website Katie. Thanks for commenting. I think that might be harder to find than the small town. I just found this in a Google search. The biggest thing we do is have a street dance once or twice a year. One of my favorite movies is “Back to you and me” with Lisa Hartman Black and Rue McClanahan. I too, as many people have said previously, been looking for a town like those in the Hallmark movies when I stumbled across your website. Maybe I need to do some research as well! I am stuck in reality of my little town that seems to good to be true. I’m another Hallmark Christmas dreamer! With everyone so busy, it just takes longer and a pretty consistent effort to develop new relationships and become part of the community. . Where is this place??? Are there small towns where people know their neighbors (in a good way)? That was my don’t laugh comment. Maybe we should all just form our own town I’d help with the Xmas festival every year…lol, Welcome to my website Macie. The magical settings from your favorite holiday flicks really do exist! I live in the center of that town, moved here three years back straight out of Austin Texas. And hey, the chance to be an extra in a Hallmark movie. It was town that was built by a steel mill and like many small towns at the time was self sufficient. Maybe the idea of a hallmark style adult community that is set in an idyllic Christmas town is an idea. In many ways, the town is just a smaller version of a city. Of course as the holiday movies begin to play again, the desire is reignited. The magical settings from your favorite holiday flicks really do exist! PS. I’m not sure if they really exist but I am not giving up. In Delaware, that means decorated storefronts, historic home tours, and lights around every corner. Paige, did you know that Northern Exposure (Cicely, Alaska) was actually filmed in Roslyn, WA and hour or so East of Seattle. I finally confirmed that I’m not alone in this world who also dreaming to visit and to settle down to places like what we used to see in hallmark movies. Again repetative, I have the same dream. I am guessing the the travel channel get’s this question a lot, so they put a list together of the top 10 towns or cities with the best holiday spirit: . I currently live in Florida and am searching for a town I can call home. Welcome to my website. A California beach town isn’t typically the kind of place you’d expect to spend the holidays cozied up in a Victorian bed and breakfast, but this small town might do Christmas better than anywhere in the Golden State. I was thinking the same thing. I have been telling my family that I want to live in a small quaint town just like you see in a hallmark movie… they are just so sweet looking. The people in these fictional towns are all amazingly psychologically healthy. Check it out, it’s a lovely place to live! If there's one thing Hallmark loves more than a royal romance, it's a small-town romance. Thanks for telling us about it. . I visited niagara by the lake and after an afternoon of wine tasting (they have several great wineries. Perhaps if enough of us search for, envision and write about this special place, we can bring it into being in our experience. Nicknaming yourself Christmastown, USA, is setting the expectations pretty high. Aug 25, 2018 - A few filming locations for your favorite Hallmark Christmas flicks were charming, ... 8 Hallmark Christmas Movies Filmed In Real-Life Small Towns. Am I just dreaming here or are there actually real live small towns that would make me think that I stepped into a Hallmark movie? Loraine, Forks is the small town that the Twilight books are based upon. Forks, Washington huh? . The Hallmark Channel was officially launched in August 2001, with its sister channel Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (originally Hallmark Movie … Article by Country Living Magazine. Thanks AnnMarie and welcome to my website! I’m binge watching “The Good Witch” and love the idea of living in a small town. Oh, I remember “Fantasy Island” Yuri! …for the way things used to be, which still lives on in these Hallmark movies. They have a lot of fun festivals, but the people who attend are not like the ones in a hallmark movie. A group of parents in the town have worked together and received approval to start a charter school. It is a fun little town, but I am not sure it would fit the Hallmark style small town because it seems heavily geared toward tourists. I've been watching Hallmark movies over the weekend, something I do every weekend actually, needing an escape from not being happy where I live. . . I Googled ” In search of the best hallmark towns in Tennesee or North Carolina ” and found my way here. The small towns are usually picture-perfect, but sometimes Hallmark Movies center on a small town with just "good bones" -- that is, a community with a cute look that has seen its better days. . Thanks for commenting. Welcome to my website Jo. It is a half hours drive to the city of Asheville. I actually looked up Butters North Carolina and found that it is high in crime. I’m a hopeless romantic and sucker for the Hallmark holiday movies. Welcome to my website Jenny. There was a small close knit elementary school and high school in the town but the county is closing those due to the small number of students. I’m going to look up Wellsboro. That small town feeling is exactly what I have been searching for as well which is what led me to your website. We love to vacation there and hope to retire there. Thanks for sharing your experience with us and welcome to my website. I’ve been looking for a Hallmark town for years and that seemed to be the closest I’ve come so far. Super sweet people. That’s where the movie Safe Haven was filmed. I also desire to escape the millions in Houston, for a lovely small town, in the mountains. One example of many is one of the farmers there got cancer and couldn’t farm his land. I have not been there. Welcome to my website Diane. . Welcome to my website Cathy. PLEASE tell us about it! , Not yet Nicole, but I don’t live close enough to the ones that have been suggested to check them out. It is right on the edge of Sun Valley, a magical ski village! But California’s lax laws on crime now, and a whole other complicated set of political and social factors have nearly destroyed it. Don’t know about the people after the holidays are over….might be worth some investigation…. The search is continuing. A small town that has lots of community spirit and support is Forks, Washington (don’t laugh!). There’s a couple of businesses but the main four are the Post Office, The Cafe, Nepsted Oil (gas station), and The Bank. Would love to live a good life in a beautiful town with seasons celebrate the holidays with kind People but yet where you can make a decent living but yet enjoy life one say at a time celebrating the Holidays. 30 best Christmas towns in the USA Welcome to my website Sheila and thanks for sharing that. The second is mental health. Downtown belongs in a Hallmark movie. Sorry to hear about your memories of Flint. Houses are losing their value. Welcome to my website Pam. This is great information. So far I haven’t heard of any real ones. Mountains, some snow, small colleges, quant shops and restaurants are plentiful. I remember reading a Love Inspired series where a philanthropist purchased a small town and proceeded to revitalize it by recruiting small business owners to move to the town. I too, like everyone else on this site, looking for small town, hopefully lakeside, feel. I am a Hallmark fan completely! I was literally thinking the same thing. Welcome to my website Autumn. . Agreed Kathy. . I am so glad you came to my website. I can’t say that it’s a great small town. Welcome to my website Cynthia. I think there are two reasons these towns don’t really exist: The first is the economy. However, on the other end, I would also love to visit small towns that have been featured in hallmark movies. ... small town when the movie … Thanks for commenting. I dream of a Hallmark town too but I don’t think they exist. Everyone in these movies lives in lovely homes which are perfectly maintained, and the towns are extraordinarily well-maintained, but they have zero industry other than shops and services. When we find this Hallmark town….the local handyman has already been claimed by me lol. If colonial America holds more charm for you, jump on New Castle’s Spirit of Christmas tour, where you’ll wander through historic homes and churches dating back over 200 years decorated in Christmas splendor. As I was watching one recently, I was struck by one of the reasons that I find many of these movies so appealing – the small towns. You have failed to learn the required lessons of a Hallmark holiday fantasy. I’m hoping we will find something. I long for a place like the Hallmark movie towns. , Omg, I thought I was the only one who wondered this! 10 Real-Life Towns Where Hallmark Christmas Movies Were ... places full of Christmas joy and charm actually exist? If you’re gonna gorge yourself on holiday food this season, there’s nowhere better to do it than the Louisiana Bayou. I think it would be so neat to be able to visit an actual Hallmark-type town for the Christmas holidays. . Several websites you can check out: It was one of the loveliest times I’ve ever had. Thanks for commenting. It is surrounded by mountains and rivers. Welcome to my website Jim. Welcome to my website Dawn. Thanks for sharing that with us Allyson and welcome to my website. Where everyone has a yard sale on the same day and you just walk or drive around the town to everyone’s place to see if you can help a neighbor out by buying something from them. I just love Bronner’s Katrina. Thanks for commenting. Welcome to my website and thanks for commenting. I am sorry that you are experiencing those trials. Thanks for commenting. Welcome to my website Jenn! Welcome to my website Brandy. 2) If you have not grown up in the small town where you want to move, the only way to meet the locals and have that Hallmark experience is to get involved in the life of the town. Welcome to my website Allison! And I think the population is close to the same for both. Hmmmmmmm, I think that town may be a little too small to qualify. . Glad Im not alone, sad we dont have a big list yet! No kidding Cyndi? . The amazing economy and low unemployment in other parts of the country have passed us by. Hello I’m sorry to learn about your sorrow, but thank you for your valuable insight. In California, for instance, they can be just as easily set in the adobe homes you’ll find in the tiny seaside village of Monterey. This is amazing! LET’S DO IT!!!! I’m hoping I’ll find that lovely that celebrates and embraces the holidays with friends and family.☺ I’m glad I’m not the nly looking for these towns. I have, unfortunately, been to lots of small towns that are not thriving. Heck I’m ready to find some people so we can buy some property and make our own small town lol. I get more name recognition from the Starbucks which is twenty miles away than I do from the local grocery store. Wouldn’t it be great if Hallmark set up a town like Disney did – then all of us who wanted to live there, could . new holiday films this year (we'll update … But this little town of 832 delivers on its promises, decking out over 400 trees in nearly half a million glimmering lights. Even if we couldn’t move there, maybe we could visit. I did a quick search and saw a lovely picture of a Bed and Breakfast there that does look like it could be in a Hallmark movie. The Real-Life Small Town in Hallmark's 'A Majestic Christmas' Is Full of Holiday Spirit. Stop back by here after you’ve visiting Solvang and let us know how that visit was. Welcome to my website and thanks so much for sharing about this town. I have so many times thought the same thing also. I live in Fredericksburg Texas and after searching all over the internet, have come to the conclusion that Fredericksburg might be the perfect Hallmark Christmas town! Don’t misunderstand, I’m not suggesting all outsiders should be unwelcome or such, but within reason, and they should respect the community. Also, you are the first person I have encountered in my 50+ years that spells your name the same way my 82 year old mom’s is spelled – “Loraine with 1 ‘r.’”. I’ve watched it become a low income, drug problems, broken town that now has vegetation growing over abandoned houses. Welcome to my website Rick. I thought it would be easier to find but so far it is has not been. Welcome to my website tmarie and thanks for the input. August 2020. I’m hoping they are not just fictional. Welcome to my website Tina. I was just watching a movie last night call Miss Christmas and fell in love with yet another perfect Hallmark town. I found your website when I was trying to identify where certain Hallmark movies were filmed. But I do wonder if I will ever find my true little Hallmark town. I realize this is an old post, but almost exactly said the words voiced by Loraine just this morning to my husband. At my age it’s a little too late for me. , Just the reason it should qualify…176…mmm…we actually live outside of Montoursville, PA…not sure what pop is…town would qualify for hallmark but the people are very clicqy…Wellsboro PA would qualify too every Christmas they do a Charles Dickens Christmas and they dress for the period and have cool stuff for sale. Thanks for commenting. Welcome to my website Amber and thanks for the suggestion. Wife and I are the same as everyone! I found this searching Hallmark towns. So much of what you say is true and I agree that, to some extent, we can all try to create that community feeling within our own sphere of influence. I’m wondering…. I guess I’m far from the only one looking for a town like Middleton (good witch ). Thanks for the suggestion. Does anyone know about Woodstock, VT? The magical settings from your favorite holiday flicks really do exist! Synopsis (via Hallmark) Book tour takes Christmas bestseller author to the hometown of the man who inspired her to write the book, but also hurt her feelings by standing her up. I hope to check it out soon! I’m going to google that right now. I live near a small town that has the potential to become a “Hallmark” town. I think of the town Julia Roberts goes to in Sleeping with the Enemy. I want to live in a town just like you described. However as others have stated if the scenery is beautiful then you can expect others looking there as well. Welcome to my website Kathy. That sounds awesome Shirley! . It’s the Stockbridge from Rockwell’s famous “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas” painting, so while plenty of New England towns go all out for Christmas, this is the poster child. Looks like we have a small town to check out everyone! The one word to describe it is…MAGICAL! Leavenworth Washington, my father in laws mother lived there it’s gorgeous. At Christmas time, someone was selling evergreen wreaths. , Hello everyone! But this is also the nature of everyone trying to find somewhere new. Miss it so much- no where comes close to a hallmark movie like this place ❤️ Definitely worth a visit to this area for a wine and mountain lover. The last few Cristmases can be rough for me but than I start watching the hallmark Christmas movies and with me being alone and disabled and in a divorce and no support but God above and my dogs I cry wishing that I could find a real town like that where thier so welcoming and happy to help and support and never feel alone for Christmas. . 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