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View Poll Results: Best small college town in the Mid-atlantic
Newark,DE 1 5.26%
Annapolis,MD 0 0%
College Park,MD 1 5.26%
Towson,MD 0 0%
Salisbury,MD 1 5.26%
Madison,NJ 0 0%
Glassboro,NJ 0 0%
New Brunswick,NJ 1 5.26%
Princeton,NJ 5 26.32%
Allentown,PA 0 0%
Bethlehem,PA 0 0%
Carlisle,PA 0 0%
Easton,PA 0 0%
Lewisburg,PA 0 0%
Scranton,PA 1 5.26%
State College,PA 3 15.79%
Swarthmore,PA 0 0%
Blacksburg,VA 0 0%
Charlottesville,VA 4 21.05%
Fredericksburg,VA 0 0%
Harrisonburg,VA 0 0%
Lexington,VA 0 0%
Lynchburg,VA 0 0%
Williamsburg,VA 0 0%
Huntington,WV 0 0%
Morgantown,WV 1 5.26%
Other 1 5.26%
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Westminster MD
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Which is the best small college town in the Mid-Atlantic(DE,MD,NJ,PA,VA,WV)?Things to consider:
Quality of life
Points of interest
Food
Amenities
Social life
Surrounding area
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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College Park, MD
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I would say either Charlottesville, Blacksburg, or Princeton. College park is great, but to me isn't a true college town, given its proximity and connectedness to Washington DC.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Westminster MD
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I would say either Charlottesville, Blacksburg, or Princeton. College park is great, but to me isn't a true college town, given its proximity and connectedness to Washington DC.
I think actually the proximity to DC is a good thing,but if you consider the areas surrounding College Park - that's probably where it lacks most...This year PG county started with 13 murders in 2 weeks...
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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It may make life in CP more interesting, but just based on what I would consider a true college town, it gets points knocked off. To me, a true college town isn't a suburb of a major metropolitan area (Chapel Hill may break this rule, but it's a little iffy). Places like Athens, GA and Oxford, MS to me are quintessential college towns; places like College park and Evanston, IL, not so much.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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College Park, MD
God no hahaha. But I still love it... going back tomorrow!
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Um, so many of those are basically suburbs of huge cities. I would hardly call them "college towns." Of the actual college towns? Easily Charlottesville, VA. It's beautiful and caters perfectly to a top notch college student population and their parents and the teachers/support. It's convenient to Richmond and DC, but it's still far enough away to be its own little college town. There's also actually a few really good restaurants and hotels/inns there, too.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Thornrose
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I'm going to say Charlottesville too. But I'm biased since I live here. For a small city, it has a lot to offer. Some things you wouldn't expect to find in a smaller place. It's dense, and gets good live shows, and has a good local music scene. And as mentioned, close to Richmond and DC.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: The City
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Happy Valley!
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Not many good schools there, since SEC doesn't even play there. I would say Athens, GA > all midatlantic college cities.
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