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Old 03-28-2016, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Southshorebound View Post
A little bit larger and colder than what the OP stated but..
Drive up to Burlington, VT during the fall, you'd be hard pressed to find a more perfect college town (and one of the oldest: UVM 1791). The location between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains (arguably the best skiing on the east coast) make it fun year round. Google image search "Church Street Burlington" and "UVM campus" to get a sense of the walkable town by the lake. I'm definitely biased (lived there for 6 years) but it's a great town with a lot of personality.
Unfortunately, it has over 20,000 people. However, on the other side of Lake Champlain is Plattsburgh, which has just under 20,000 people and has SUNY-Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College. So, it is a city that fits the criteria and is close to all of the things mentioned, as well as its own city beach, its own marina and the Adirondack Mountains.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:45 PM
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Buckhannon, WV home of WV Wesleyan College.

Elkins, WV home of Davis and Elkins College.

Shepherdstown, WV home of Shepherd U.

all of these are excellent places to live with proximity to some of the best recreation on the east coast. Shepherdstown is a short drive to DC. Elkins and Buckhannon are right near the Monongahela National Forrest.
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