When the announcement came from the popular television network HGTV that they were on the search for a small community to give a complete makeover of an entire municipality to, thousands of towns all across America, with a population of 40,000 or less, dusted off their drones and cameras and pulled together to tell the TV show why their town was best suited for a makeover.
The network announced an upcoming spinoff of its hit series Home Town, in which hosts Erin and Ben Napier will spearhead the renovation in a series that will span six episodes, and completely rennovate an entire town.
Submissions required a video tour of the village itself, with a focus on the buildings and areas that might need the most sprucing up, as well as stories from locals and photos that point to what’s special about that particular area. Hundreds of small towns all across America sent in submissions.
We compiled a video series of those submissions sent to HGTV below. The segments are into “Small Town America Illinois”, and “Small Town America USA”. If your town did a video submission for HGTV Hometown Takeover, send us a link to it and we’ll include it below.
As you watch these, we think you’ll notice a very clear and distinct pattern with the stories told.
The HGTV Hometown Makeover Video Series – Small Town America Illinois