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Old 03-19-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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If you've ever been in this position, what was it like for you?!?!

When I say recent college grad, I mean somebody whose up to 4 years out of college.

I'm asking b/c I plan on moving out of my parents house and a lot of my region's affordable housing stock is located in college areas....so that's where i'll probably be moving. (I'm almost a year out of college)
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:47 PM
 
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I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you asking if there's anything wrong with it? Was it awkward, or will people perceive you as a loser, or something? If you've only been out of college a year, living around campus can be a good way to get a social life. Some of your friends or classmates from college might be around, and you all could get a shared place together. Do you have a job?
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:11 AM
 
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A lot of people live in college towns, people of all ages. I'm not sure why you are asking either.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:45 AM
 
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I'm asking what was it like for you if you were in this position?

Did you feel immature being all grown up and out of school; while everyone else around you was still in college? etc etc etc
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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I'm asking what was it like for you if you were in this position?

Did you feel immature being all grown up and out of school; while everyone else around you was still in college? etc etc etc

Well not everyone else is still in college in these places. People do live and work in college towns. It's kind of an odd question. I've lived in college towns most of my adult life.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:40 AM
 
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I think that lots of college kids that have good college experiences will try to get jobs in their college town. It's pretty normal. My son loves his college town and would have happily stayed if he got a job offer comparable to another one that he got out of state.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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I'm asking what was it like for you if you were in this position?

Did you feel immature being all grown up and out of school; while everyone else around you was still in college? etc etc etc
No, didn't feel immature. Early post-college is a niche. You fit in with that niche. It's its own scene, or can be. Kind of a transitional phase. There's nothing wrong with that. It can be great to share that phase with friends, if any are still around, like you.

And college towns, in case you hadn't noticed, are also populated by single adults and families. Adults of all ages. "Everyone else" is not still in college.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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I am a big fan of college towns, and would have no problem living in one today.

THAT SAID, I would not have been likely to stay in MY college town immediately after graduating, unless I'd sought and gotten a job AT the college, because I would have run a high risk of feeling rather "failure to launch." It was a small community very much defined by the college, with the vast majority of inhabitants being in some way affiliated with the college. The college was hands down the biggest employer for the community and there wasn't really anything else that even came close...some fast food places, a movie theatre, some bars and restaurants, a few mom and pop shops. Too small for even big box stores...no major employers, by any means. And it would have just been one of those things where I wouldn't have felt like I related anymore, being done and out. Some people did stick around...I think a guy I graduated with runs a bar there, and I graduated 15 years ago. For me, post-graduation was a time to move on to somewhere new.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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If you've ever been in this position, what was it like for you?!?!

When I say recent college grad, I mean somebody whose up to 4 years out of college.

I'm asking b/c I plan on moving out of my parents house and a lot of my region's affordable housing stock is located in college areas....so that's where i'll probably be moving. (I'm almost a year out of college)
You're going where the work is aren't you? That, wages, and cost of living are what you should be concerned about.
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