Oxford, Miss. has been called the “Hollywood version” of a Southern town, but the city’s architecture and genteel atmosphere are as genuine as the magnolia trees that shade tailgaters before football games at the University of Mississippi. Celebrated authors like William Faulkner, John Grisham and Larry Brown drew inspiration from the city, where intellectual and leisure pursuits often intertwine. Oxford is one of our picks for Top 10 Best Small Towns. Read the story.