Gulfport, Coral Gables and Marco Island Some of America's Best Small Towns

By: Kara Chalmers


The following will come as no surprise to those familiar with Gulfport, Coral Gables and Marco Island.

These three Florida towns have made the list of finalists in Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road,” a search for America’s best small towns.

The town of Gulfport, on Florida’s west coast, has been named a finalist in the category “best for food.” To check out some of the town’s restaurants, click here.

Coral Gables and Marco Island are vying with four other towns, and with each other, for the title of “most beautiful.”

Besides “best for food” and “most beautiful,” the other categories are “most patriotic,” “friendliest” and “most fun.” All last month, Americans nominated and voted for their favorite towns in the five categories. The six top towns in each category made the list of finalists.

To see a full list of the 30 top towns, click

Rand McNally will announce the winners for each category July 22.

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