Newberry was most recently named one of 50 of the most charming small towns in America. In the article published by the Travel Channel, Newberry was the only town in South Carolina to make the list among other cities to include Nantucket, MA, Kennebunkport, ME and Carmel, CA.

“Newberry, South Carolina, is a college town with lots of extras: lovely architecture, a historic Opera House, a winery where rocking chairs beckon from a big porch and world-class dining and drinking experiences. Nicknamed the ‘City of Friendly Folks,’ it’s been called one of the 100 best small towns in America,” the article stated.

City Manager Matt DeWitt said it was nice to see that others were noticing what many citizens in Newberry had known all along.

“Newberry is a great place to visit, but an even better place to call home,” he said.

Mayor Foster Senn said more significant things were on the horizon for 2019 to add to Newberry’s charm, including the completion of the Old Newberry Hotel, the Newberry Museum, and The Standard on Main – new apartment living spaces downtown.

“We’re thrilled to be named one of the 50 most charming towns in America,” Senn said. “I see Newberry only getting better and more interesting in the future with the opening of these places as well as the new businesses that opened in recent months and other projects sure to develop because of the momentum that Newberry has.”

For more information on what’s going on in Newberry, check out www.cityofnewberry.com.