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Doylestown Voted the Best Small Town Based on Cultural Offerings in Art, Entertainment, and History

Doylestown Voted the Best Small Town Based on Cultural Offerings in Art, Entertainment, and History | Newtown News of Interest |

USA Today on Friday declared the borough the winner of a nationwide contest ranking towns with a population of less than 30,000 based on their offerings of the arts, entertainment and history.


Cory Amsler, vice president of collections and interpretation at the Mercer Museum, said he wasn’t surprised by the news that Doylestown came out on top.


“Over the years, Doylestown has really transformed from what was once a fairly sleepy community into a cultural destination. And we are excited to be a part of it,” he added in an email Friday.


After 20 finalists, also including Media and Manayunk, were selected by a panel of experts gathered by USA Today, the top 10 were chosen by online voting from the public.



The top 10 winners in the category Best Small Town Cultural Scene are as follows:


  1. Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  2. Point Pleasant, West Virginia
  3. Tarpon Springs, Florida
  4. Staunton, Virginia
  5. Media, Pennsylvania
  6. Paducah, Kentucky
  7. Easton, Maryland
  8. Traverse City, Michigan
  9. Guthrie, Oklahoma
  10. York, South Carolina
johnmacknewtown's insight:

How about a new name for Newtown's "Village at Newtown Shopping Center"? I like: Newtown Dining & Culture Center?.The new amphitheater next to soon to be opened Iron Hill Brewery could be a cultural center  offering live music, art, poetry readings, etc.

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