As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Mount Airy Downtown, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.

Mount Airy is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Mount Airy Downtown, Inc. is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.

Historic Downtown Mount Airy resides at the trailhead of the Blue Ridge Mountains where our urban living is enhanced by the serene beauty of the rolling foothills. Downtown is the heartbeat of the community and grows the pulse of local art, live music, abundant shopping, local wine, craft brews, authentic dining experiences, and gracious hospitality. Fostering a diverse variety of small businesses, services, and friendly people, Mount Airy is a true Southern Town with all the charm of Mayberry.