Many web sites and magazines do an annual "best of" feature, so why not Cyburbia? My thought is to come up with a list of our favorite small towns. One for each state. The only criteria is population, and I will arbitrarily define a small city as under 25,000. As for the rest, maybe you like it for its layout, its amenities, its downtown, or whatever.
This is a call for nominations. Since there are a lot of states I will break it up into regions. The first is the northwest: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. I will put all of the nominations together in a survey later.
Phillipsburg, MT - Phillipsburg is a largely restored gem. Its brightly-painted downtown is a visitor destination with unique shops and restaurants. http://philipsburgmt.com/philipsburg