Yes, you read the subject line correct: DeFuniak Springs has been named Best Small Town in Florida, according to INSIDER.
In an article written
the day after Christmas, INSIDER went town by town across the US to find small towns with a “plethora of activities for both locals and visitors
With a population of just 6,442, Defuniak Springs took Florida. Here’s what INSIDER had to say,
DeFuniak Springs is in Florida’s panhandle and has an interesting history. The town was founded in the 19th century as a resort for railroad travelers. The town welcomed presidents, poets, writer, and musicians to the charming community as a vacation destination. Today DeFuniak Springs still has its Victorian charm and still welcomes travelers interested in Florida’s rich history and culture. The Walton County Library— the oldest library in the state — is also in town. The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood is also there, originally a 4,000-seat auditorium in the 19th century. The town is also home to Lake DeFuniak, one of the few naturally occurring lakes that are almost perfectly circular.
I can’t tell you the last time I actually visited DeFuniak Springs other than doing some filming at Blackstone Golf Course. Given the rich history this small town holds, it might be time to pay it another visit soon.
What do you think of DeFuniak named Best Small Town in Florida?