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Old 01-26-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Madison, WI. i want cold weather lol. although Boulder, CO seems to be a nice place to live and work
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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I lived in Madison WI 2004-2005 (as an adult professional) and was miserable. I remembered visiting Madison in the late 1970s when it was fun and there were lots of unique stores, areas, and people, so was excited to move there. However, I found that Madison is now coasting on a reputation about 30 years old. Today it really is just a dirty, overpopulated city with an overabundance of corporate stores and people. Don't go there now, it's just depressing. And I'd say the same thing about Austin, TX. The uniqueness and college town atmosphere that used to characterize both of those cities is mostly a thing of the past.
Agreed, I find the descriptive of either city as a college town somewhat inaccurate. Madison and Austin are far too big and too diversified to be considered "college towns", and one shouldn't compare them side by side to towns like Athens, GA or Lawrence, KS. as they're two different animals.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:13 AM
 
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Chapel Hill. Hands down.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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I am biased having lived in Wisconsin for 17 years----so yes I will indeed go with Madison.

Its a really good city-----not a small town any longer----I believe the population of the city itself is about 240,000.

Its a nice place with some very pretty lakes----beautiful state capitol building---a terrific and progressive Universiy of Wisconsin----good people----and just outside Madison you get into the very serene and pretty rolling hill countryside of Wisconsin.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I lived in Madison WI 2004-2005 (as an adult professional) and was miserable. I remembered visiting Madison in the late 1970s when it was fun and there were lots of unique stores, areas, and people, so was excited to move there. However, I found that Madison is now coasting on a reputation about 30 years old. Today it really is just a dirty, overpopulated city with an overabundance of corporate stores and people. Don't go there now, it's just depressing. And I'd say the same thing about Austin, TX. The uniqueness and college town atmosphere that used to characterize both of those cities is mostly a thing of the past.
Funny, I feel the exact opposite about Madison. And I have to scratch my head when thinking that Madison is an "overpopulated city," because it's really quite small...
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Eugene or Austin.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Chapel Hill and Athens are both magnificent towns.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Which of these 10 college towns/cities would you most want to live in?

1) Athens, Georgia
2) Boulder, Colorado
3) Madison, Wisconsin
4) Charlottesville, Virginia
5) Oxford, Mississippi
6) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
7) Raliegh, North Carolina
8) Eugene, Oregon
9) Austin, Texas
10) Knoxville, Tennessee
1. Austin
2. Madison
3. Boulder

4. Eugene
5. Charlottesville
6. Athens, GA
7. Knoxville, TN
8. Chapel Hill, NC
9. Raleigh, NC
10. Oxford, MS
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:09 AM
 
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Which of these 10 college towns/cities would you most want to live in?

1) Athens, Georgia
2) Boulder, Colorado
3) Madison, Wisconsin
4) Charlottesville, Virginia
5) Oxford, Mississippi
6) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
7) Raliegh, North Carolina
8) Eugene, Oregon
9) Austin, Texas
10) Knoxville, Tennessee
#4 and #6 are gorgeous little towns
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Lawrence, Kansas.
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