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Old 12-03-2015, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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College of William and Mary sounds like the ideal place for you to go to college. It's in Williamsburg, Virginia, which is full of historic colonial building.
That is a good suggestion.
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Winthrop in South Carolina about 20 minutes south of Charlotte is an idea.

It is located in downtown Rock Hill. Here is the description on Wikipedia:

The University's campus is located in the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, in one of that city's five historic districts. Tillman Hall, Withers Building, and the Winthrop College Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5] The Winthrop University campus also has its own zip code of 29733.

There are some restaurants around campus and downtown.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Auburn sounds like it could work for you, it has a bigger downtown than Clemson.

College of Charleston is another idea although will be more urban than the others.


Georgia College and State University in Millidgeville Georgia, which used to be the state capital, may be exactly what you are looking for. It is a small historic city and the college is right in the downtown area.

Gettysburg College in downtown Gettysburg PA near the historic Civil War battlefield is another idea. Gettysburg is a few miles from Maryland border and about 1 hour to DC. It gets pretty cold up there in the winter.

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Old 12-03-2015, 05:24 AM
 
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I've been to Oneonta, and it is indeed a gorgeous town. Someplace else to consider is Oberlin, Ohio. The historic campus is in the middle of a town founded by abolitionists, and the college runs a shuttle to a Cleveland rapid transit station. I was there for a week-long workshop and fell in love with the place; we literally did not get in the car the entire week as nothing in town is more than a mile from anything else. Oberlin does have winter, however, and the college itself is expensive.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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Houghton, Michigan
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Some Southeastern college towns that l'm partial to:

LaGrange, GA (LaGrange College)
DeLand, FL (Stetson University)
Dahlonega, GA (University of North Georgia)
Harrisonburg, VA (James Madison University)
Johnson City, TN (East Tennessee State)
Murphreesboro, TN (Middle Tennessee State)
Boone, NC (Appalachian State)
Statesboro, GA (Georgia Southern University)

It's already been mentioned a couple of times, but Oxford, MS is an excellent suggestion.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: livin' the good life
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Oxford, MS and Chapel Hill, NC make most pollster's top five list. I've spent time in both as my daughter graduated Ole Miss and son attends UNC. Oxford also is rated one of the safest college town. Both are great but Ole Miss definitely wins out. Someone mentioned Oxford, OH, nice town but Hotty Totty and Tar Heel got it beat.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Dahlonega, GA (University of North Georgia)

CLOSE THREAD!

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Old 01-15-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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One of the nicest smaller college-centered communities I know of is Oneonta, NY, off I-88 and about halfway between Binghamton and Albany.

The town has a permanent population of 14,000 and is home to two colleges: Hartwick is a small non-denominational liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1500. There's also a branch of the State University of New York (SUNY) with about 5000 students.

What might most interest our OP is a collection of commercial buildings, mostly dating from the early years of the 20th century, and well-preserved -- so much so that the community was used for on-location filming of the gangster saga The Outfit in the early 1990's. It's also located on the western fringe of the Catskills, and about 15 miles from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, so lodging can get a bit pricey during the summer tourist season.

Manhattan is about a four-hour drive away, and Adirondack Trailways offers direct bus service. And there is some very interesting history in the areas surrounding Oneonta itself, once one learns where to look.

Further to the south, Pennsylvania maintains a system of about a dozen of what used to be called "teachers' colleges", all of which were deliberately sited in smaller communities. Although the curricula were long since broadened to include many disciplines, education remains the principal focus, and each campus specializes in one specialty -- Kutztown for art, Mansfield for music, West Chester for Phys Ed, etc.
Hartwick has a setting similar to the picture above: #386 Hartwick College - Forbes.com

https://www.cardcow.com/125543/view-...onta-new-york/
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Boone or Brevard NC
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