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20 ultimate fantasy towns

Tired of the daily grind? Find a slower-paced, stress-free life in these dream towns

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Geyserville, CA
Just 75 miles north of San Francisco, with a two-block-long, Wild West--esque main drag, this low-key Alexander Valley town shows no signs of Napafication.
Population: 2,100; median single-family home: $383,367
geyservillecc.com

Ojai, CA
A handful of small wineries like Boccali Vineyards grow their own grapes here, and lately hobbyists have been buying up half-acres to give it a go too.
Population: 8,150; median single-family home: $595,000
ojaivisitors.com

Paonia, CO
Vineyards? At 6,400 feet? This pastoral town, 228 miles west of Denver and surrounded by peach orchards and huge peaks, cranks out quality Rieslings and Gewürztraminers.
Population: 1,451; median single-family home: $173,721
paoniachamber.com

Waitsburg, WA
Twenty minutes north of Walla Walla, it has a tiny Main Street backed by golden hills. There's also a growing handful of new businesses, like the Jimgermanbar, a magnet for classic cocktails.
Population: 1,215; median single-family home: $147,500
cityofwaitsburg.com

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