I remember going to Sedona in the 70s. About 6 years ago, I moved my mother in law from Sedona to Jackson, CA. My wife worked at the fry bread place during college.... summers in college, I worked construction in Phoenix and my closest friend's mom, would escape with her girlfriends to Sedona and I thought that was kind of hokey. Where I live has not been gentrified, yet. It is a little mission town and not much has changed. They added 80 houses or so in the past year, but we don't even have a 7-11. The answer to the question is no. Not all towns have lost their charm. But, the old ones with charm get ruined as they get 'discovered' so, you have to keep moving. Holbrook is a cool little town. There are tons of them. Heck, a place like Eureka, Nv could be cool the way that 'up north Az' used to be. But, you have to move out further... I think it would be fun to move to some almost ghost town in the dakotas with 5-10 friends and the gentrify the heck out of it... restore, bring it back... knowing... it would become a destination and get ruined. it is what we do as humans... we always self destruct after we construct. Build it up, tear it down.