Staunton's Beverley Street Earns Top Spot in Country Living's Best Main Streets in America
Written by: Sam Orlando
STAUNTON, VA — The picturesque town of Staunton, Virginia has been named the town with the Best Main Street in America by Country Living Magazine. Nestled amidst rolling hills and historic landmarks, Staunton's Beverley Street stands as a testament to the classic charm and vitality of small-town America, according to the magazine.
It’s not just about the preserved architecture or the brick-laid pathways; it's the unique blend of mom-and-pop businesses, the burgeoning culinary scene, and the irrefutable sense of community that truly set Staunton apart, comments the magazine's editors. As noted by the magazine, visitors to Staunton are drawn to local favorites such as The Split Banana, where the allure of artisanal gelato is hard to resist. The By & By, another standout, offers a cozy spot for both coffee enthusiasts and beer aficionados, complete with an inviting garden setting.
But Staunton isn’t merely a daytime retreat. As evening descends, Beverley Street comes alive with energy, something that particularly impressed the magazine's editors. Gourmet lovers can savor farm-to-table offerings at the Zynodoa restaurant, while wine connoisseurs can unwind at the Yelping Dog Wine Bar, which offers an extensive selection curated from local and international vineyards.
Aside from its culinary delights, Staunton also beckons treasure hunters to its unique store, Made: By The People. Here, one can find a plethora of handcrafted items and antiques, each telling a story of the rich culture and heritage of the town. This particular shop was referenced in the magazine's article as well.
For those who have experienced the charm of Staunton's Main Street, this recognition comes as no surprise. But for the uninitiated, Staunton now sits atop the list of must-visit locales, encapsulating the heart and soul of small-town America.