#9. Micanopy, FL
Why It’s a Great Place for Antiquers: Take advantage of all the great antiques passed on by Florida’s retirees! Micanopy is just outside of Gainesville, which is not a destination usually associated with antiques, so you won’t have much competition in your hunt.
Why It’s a Great Place to Live: Small-town charm and home prices (the official population is just 600 and the median home price is $185,000), just 18 minutes south of Gainesville. And it borders gorgeous Tuscawilla Preserve!
Best Place to Score an Amazing Deal: Outreach Thrift offers lower-than-usual thrift prices in a nicer-than-usual surroundings — think boutique-y shop fronts and nicely organized racks.
Best Place to Buy an Investment Piece: If your taste in antiques runs towards clothes more than furniture, check out Winters Past, for a beautifully curated selection of vintage clothes, jewelry, and accessories.
Where to Fuel Up for a Day of Treasure-Hunting: With a name like Pearl Country Store And Barbecue you just know the food is going to be amazing. Try their ‘Country Boy’ breakfast special.