Washingtonian magazine recently published a list of 27 “great small towns” near Washington, D.C. We weren’t surprised that St. Michaels made the cut.
The write-up on St. Michaels notes that the town doesn’t have any chain stores, making it a “shopping mecca.” Here’s what else they had to say:
Readers of USA Today recently named this Eastern Shore community one of the top ten coastal towns in America. Sure, it won the accolade because it’s beautiful and historic, and because its restaurants, such as the Crab Claw (304 Burns St.; 410-745-2900) and the new Awful Arthur’s (402 S. Talbot St.; 410-745-3474), are great for fresh seafood. But many people come just to shop. The town has not a single chain store; instead, it’s home to indie boutiques including SilvaWear, which offers affordable handmade jewelry; Come by Chance, selling statement pieces for beachy homes; and Simpatico, which imports Italian ceramics. Even the drugstore, Pemberton Pharmacy, has a large selection of Lilly Pulitzer accessories and other charming gifts.
Featured image is from the Washingtonian article.