Friday, August 31, 2012

Top Ten College Towns

Here’s one list from the magazine, “Livability.” What's the definition of a “college town?”:

“True college towns are places where the identity of the city is both shaped by and complementary to the presence of its university, creating an environment enjoyable to all residents, whether they are enrolled in classes or not,” Livability’s editors write. “They’re true melting pots, where young minds meet old traditions, and political, social, and cultural ideas of all kinds are welcomed.”

I’m not sure this is the definitive list. The comments following the article list more candidates. I am a major fan of Saratoga Springs, home of Skidmore College.

College Station, Tex.

Oxford, Miss.

Logan, Utah

Champaign, Ill.

Lawrence, Kan.

Corvallis, Ore.

Bloomington, Ind.

Athens, Ga.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Blacksburg, Va.


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