5 Charming Small Towns in Missouri Have Been Ranked as the Best Places To Live in the Entire State

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Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from the Only In Your State website and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes.

If you're planning on moving to the state of Missouri or thinking about visiting, you might want to add the following towns to your list.

The Only In Your State website has a list of the best small towns in the state. Here's what some of them are.

5. Fulton, MO. This charming small town has a population of about 12,000 people.

One website says, "Smack dab in central Missouri, between Kansas City and Saint Louis, is the town of Fulton. It’s got a small-town feel, but it’s loaded with history and charm, which makes it just perfect for a day trip."

4. Rocheport, MO. This town has a population of under 1,000.

"Rocheport stands out because it has managed to keep the same calm, peaceful presence and small-town charm since its founding in 1825. Some of the many things that make Rocheport special are the wide variety of places, activities, and events offered," the town's website says.

"It’s easy to feel like you’ve stepped back in time and get lost in the moment when appreciating the gorgeous surroundings of the Katy Trail, sipping savory wines, or enjoying the amazing artwork and live music that embodies what Rocheport is all about," the website goes on to say.

3. Ste. Genevieve, MO. This town has a population of a little over 4,000 people.

Their website says, "This family-friendly, pet-friendly, and eco-friendly destination is nestled between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Experience the charm of the oldest permanent European settlement west of the Mississippi River."

Their website goes on to say, "Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for the perfect Getaway. Shopping, Crafts, Art Districts, Wineries, Dining, Music, Festivals, Camping, Trails, Cycling, Walking, Hiking, Parks, Antiques, Boutiques, Specialty Shops, and More!"

2. Boonville, MO. This town has a population of about 8,500.

"Nestled high atop wooded bluffs overlooking the Missouri river sits Boonville, Missouri, a beautiful city rooted in history offering visitors an unexpected experience," their website says.

Their website goes on to say, "With a lively, stimulating cultural scene, combined with small-town charm and hospitality, Boonville will lure you in time and time again."

1. Parkville, MO. This town has a population of close to 7,000 people.

Their website says, "Downtown Parkville is a charming historic town that’s perfect for a day of local dining, unique shopping, and enjoying the beautiful scenery alongside the Missouri River."

"Downtown Parkville was named 2018 Great Neighborhood in Missouri and was USA Today’s pick for Most Charming Main Street in Missouri," their website goes on to say.

Those are five charming small towns in Missouri that are considered a must-visit.

What do you think about this? Have you been to any of these towns before? What are your favorite towns in Missouri? Comment below and let me know!

You can click the following link to go to the Only In Your State website: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/missouri/small-towns-mo/

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