Mount Airy is one of USA Today's six finalists in the running to be named one of the "friendliest" towns in the country.

Mount Airy will be competing against Walla Walla, Wash., Valdosta, Ga., Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Woodward, Okla., and Nacogdoches, Tex., in claiming the distinction.

The top six friendliest towns are based on votes collected by Rand McNally and U.S.A. Today.

Teams from Rand McNally and USA Today now plan to visit each city before picking the winner on July 22. The winner will be picked based on the each team's experiences during each visit.

Each town will also be featured in the 2013 Rand McNally Road Atlas.