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Old 10-08-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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My mom is looking for a small college town that is not built up and is easy to get around. She use to live in Oxford, Ohio where the University of Miami of Ohio is. This was an ideal town as it was small and most of the University made up the town. She is looking for something similar to this somewhere in NC or SC where the weather is a little better. She is looking for a small town where she could ride her bike downtown, take in events at a college, have amities such as bank, grocery, etc close by. Thanks for any help
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:48 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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This one comes to mind base on her criteria

Cullowhee, North Carolina, the community that's home to Western Carolina University, sits in a scenic valley in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. Each year, millions of visitors are drawn to the region by its spectacular landscapes and vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities, including world-class mountain biking, backpacking and whitewater rafting.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Some College Spots

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My mom is looking for a small college town that is not built up and is easy to get around. She use to live in Oxford, Ohio where the University of Miami of Ohio is. This was an ideal town as it was small and most of the University made up the town. She is looking for something similar to this somewhere in NC or SC where the weather is a little better. She is looking for a small town where she could ride her bike downtown, take in events at a college, have amities such as bank, grocery, etc close by. Thanks for any help
You might try Emory, Va which is very small and the home of Emory & Henry.

Lexington, Va home of Washington & Lee.

Amherst, VA home of Sweet Briar, my oldest daughter is a graduate and it is one of my favorite spots.

I have driven through Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina which like Emory is mostly just the school.

Good luck,

-David Sobotta
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I have another suggestion for you. My wife went to college in Farmville, VA at Longwood University. It's a small school (about 4,000 students) and the town is only about 7,000 (counting the students). Weather is better than Ohio, but they do get some snow, colder temps, etc. It's located about 60 miles West of Richmond and 50 miles east of Lynchburg. It has more ammenidies then most towns it's size, but that's because it's the biggest town around for 40-50 miles.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Sunset Beach , NC
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A beautiful small college town is Elon, NC home of Elon University.
Small , private university. approximately 5200 students with an excellent reputation.
This college is very community oriented plus Burlington & Greensboro are close by.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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Does she want the town to be ON the coast, or anywhere in NC or SC?
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Default Wilmington Has It All

Has your mom been to Wilmington, NC.? Beautiful little town on the coast close to Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. UNC Wilmington is located here. Great town, hope she will consider.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: GA and NC
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My mom is looking for a small college town that is not built up and is easy to get around. She use to live in Oxford, Ohio where the University of Miami of Ohio is. This was an ideal town as it was small and most of the University made up the town. She is looking for something similar to this somewhere in NC or SC where the weather is a little better. She is looking for a small town where she could ride her bike downtown, take in events at a college, have amities such as bank, grocery, etc close by. Thanks for any help
You should have her check out Southport, NC. Very quaint, historic town, with all the amenities. It isn't a college town, but feels like it.

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Old 03-23-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois
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I can't remember the bname of the town, but please look it up. It's the home of East Carolina University. I stayed in Washington NC which is just a few (like 6) miles east, and then we went bacl to the town ECU was in and what an awesome town. The two guys I was working with were both Professors of Philosophy, and they lived right in the middle of the campus section, and it was so quaint, and people were so nice, and the streets were narrow and....whew....Also, having been in the USMC in the 80's, I found NC was about 10 degrees cooler in the summer, than SC. SC was just plain HOT and muggy. My sister was in the Air Force, and I visited in July and it was almost unbearable....and I never remember it being that was in NC....Best Wishes.....Live Long....
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