ForbesTraveler magazine names Cambria one of America's prettiest towns

Cambria has joined the ranks of “America’s Prettiest Towns,” according to ForbesTraveler magazine.

The small North Coast town was lauded in a profile October 13 on the http://www.forbestraveler.com/ Web site.

Designer Erin Anderson was part of a panel of those judging the communities. She said Cambria “is truly a small town, complete with general store, antique shopping and shops featuring local artisans.” Anderson also mentioned Moonstone Beach’s attributes.

Some of the other communities on this year’s list were: Monterey and Crescent City; Sedona, Ariz.; Savannah, Ga.; Aspen, Colo.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Deadwood, S.D.; Lake Placid, N.Y.; Dillon, Mont.; Spring City, Utah; and Lanesboro, Minn.

“I’m so glad they chose to include us in the 20 prettiest places, because there was some stiff competition,” said Mary Ann Carson, executive director of the Cambria Chamber of Commerce. "Naturally, I agree that Cambria is charming and pretty. I’ve lived all over in some very pretty places, and I chose to live here.”

She said the listing “is good for our little community. We’ve already had feedback about it. We hope the article is well read and brings people to town.”

— Kathe Tanner