Top Reasons to Live in Mt. Airy, NC
- It's a real-life Mayberry! Native son Andy Griffith modeled fictional Mayberry after his hometown of Mount Airy. Near the Virginia state line in the Piedmont of North Carolina, the small town is proud of its celebrity. As seen during the annual Mayberry Days each September, tourists are offered rides in police cars modeled after the ones Deputy Barney Fife drove on "The Andy Griffith Show". Additionally, there is a barber shop in town appropriately named "Floyd's".