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Old 02-06-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Madison is still a kick ass town.
Athens is cool and surprisingly affordable for a college town.
Boulder is nice too.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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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.
Not South of Madison -- that's the most boring part of the Minneapolis to Chicago trek! But DEFINITELY North/NW of Madison -- around where Cascade Mtn. ski area is and Wisconsin Dells (beautiful country)!
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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More votes here for Madison, WI and Burlington, VT; I've lived in both, and recommend both heartily...( similar weather, although Burlington will get more snow, because it's east of the Great Lakes, and a recipient of New York's Snow Belt leftovers)...
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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State College. PA
Boulder, CO
Morgantown, WV
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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I already live in the quintessential American college town. Glad to see State College, PA and Morgantown, WV mentioned multiple times too.

I'll toss another name that hasn't been mentioned yet: Columbia, MO. I've enjoyed Columbia when I've visited, and it's in a good location too, halfway in between Kansas City and St. Louis. The landscape in the surropunding area is quintessential Midwest, with lots of farms, particularly to the north and east. To the south, past Jefferson City, the Ozark Mountains start, and the Lake of the Ozarks is only about an hour away.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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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.
Madison feels tiny to me. I would take Austin off this list.
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