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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Auburn, AL 12 32.43%
Eugene, OR 25 67.57%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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With the game coming up. I figured this would be an interesting topic. Both similar sized college towns, both on different sides of the country. Somewhat close to bigger cities as well, short trips to Portland or Atlanta.

Media (Film, Newspapers, Music, Online Media)
Economy (Diverse Industries, Key Industry Power Centers, Human Capital)
Governmental Organizations (Is it a state capital, how powerful are government entities, International/Domestic Influence)
Access (How long it takes to get places, How easy it is to walk from place to place, walkability, commute times)
Infrastructure (Roads/Subways/Airports)
Weather (Is it tolerable)
Education (K-12-University)
Diversity (Multicultural/Tolerance)
Cleanliness (Air Quality/Sanitation/Public Parks)
High Culture (Museums/Arts/Literature/Opera/Ballet/Symphonies)
Entertainment (Restaurants/Sports/Nightlife)
Crime (Gangs/Murder Rates/Random Assaults)

Most of all, where would you rather live if you had the chance to go to school there, have a family there, or pick your college experience over again and these are the two schools you got into?
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Auburn has one of the best economies in the Southeast.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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LOL....Auburn is a farm with cows and pasture's. This can't be serious...
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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LOL....Auburn is a farm with cows and pasture's. This can't be serious...
Auburn AL Columbus GA MSA is 500K people.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Auburn AL Columbus GA MSA is 500K people.
Actually closer to 600k.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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Actually closer to 600k.
Keep dreaming, if anything the CSA for Columbus GA is now just breaking the 500k point, and the MSA reaching the 300-310k point.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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eugene
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:00 AM
 
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Auburn AL Columbus GA MSA is 500K people.
Have you been to Auburn? That was a factual statement.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Have you been to Auburn? That was a factual statement.
I haven't actually been IN Auburn, I have been around it in Montgomery, Columbus and even Eufala for historical stuff. Does it get bad or something in Auburn? I know they are an AG university.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Have you been to Auburn? That was a factual statement.
Hardly.

Auburn & Opelika form a nice area.

The current unemployment rate for Auburn is 7.5%. In Eugene, it's 10.5%

Auburn-Opelika, AL Economy at a Glance

http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.or_eugene_msa.htm
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