One visit we ran into a Texan who'd recently moved to Bisbee thinking it was a conservative small town in Arizona. The man was highly frustrated. After buying a cottage, he soon discovered Bisbee was a liberal enclave full of artists, free-thinkers and what he deemed as nefarious types.
Wall murals throughout the town signal Dorothy isn't in Kansas anymore.
But an adorable dog at the cottage gate reminds you that Bisbee truly is Small Town, U.S.A. straight out of J.A. Jance's Joanna Brady novels.
Then you stroll past another mural
before passing the Sea Shell cottage, formerly a miner's home.
Early 1900's cottages dot the town alongside murals with peace, love, and Eastern religion.
The Mimosa Market up Brewery Gulch carries organic fruits and veggies along with an impressive wine selection and home-baked goods.
You'd never see street art like this in my hometown. Don't pee on the retaining wall!
You know it's a village when you see the 5 mph speed limit sign!
This mural serves as a reminder that Bisbee's just miles from the border and was part of Mexico once upon a time.
Brightly colored cottages line the town's lanes
While young counterculture hipsters stroll Main Street.
Bisbee, Arizona. Mayberry on Acid!