Alive with award-winning museums, art galleries, historic sites and unique boutiques, Easton received a Number 8 ranking as the Best Small Town and was included on the list of 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. Serving as the county seat and economic hub, Easton is a relatively small town with unusually well-developed amenities that blend transportation resources, a local medical community, and industrial /commercial growth. Newcomers will find tree-lined streets graced by handsome structures from various architectural periods. Distinguished as the “Colonial Capital of the Eastern Shore,” Easton claims a fine local library, outstanding schools, downtown shops and eateries, lush gardens, and big porches wrapped around handsome older homes. Residents of Easton enjoy a rare balance between the best of yesterday and a progressive, modern environment.