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Pick up a few quirky souvenirs—maybe a Kandinsky-print wallet—at the museum gift shop.Walk across the street for an aperitif and dinner (a multicourse tasting or a beer and burger) at 1921 by Norman Van Aken, set to open this month.Others have migrated here for its beauty and slower pace.
Year-round festivals draw locals and visitors together for art, music, and more.
Here are some of our favorites—each one a small hamlet with a big heart.
Population: 12,534 Why We'd move There: About 30 miles from Orlando and almost equidistant from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Mount Dora would make a great base camp for vacationers, but residents consider this peaceful retreat a reason to stay put.
The restaurant's namesake celebrity chef was seduced by the town's charm.
Named for the year emblazoned on the building's facade, the restaurant will serve Southern-inspired dishes like barrelfish with fried Florida oysters and curry sauce.
In a small town, you can savor a region's culinary heritage, immerse yourself in its culture, and encounter local artisans who are fully committed to their crafts—whether their medium is pottery, pizza, or bourbon.