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Old 04-25-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Do you ever go into Cincinnati, which isn't too far away?
Once in a while; Cincinnati is great.

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I didn't think it was that big of a school.
But yeah, a small town would be quieter but I can't imagine it being better because of it. Especially being bi.
I was being mildly hyperbolic, enlivened by the fact that I profoundly detest drinking/bro culture.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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The towns have a lot of pride towards the school, lot of people work there too. Usually there are more residential areas and more rental/student areas.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:57 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The towns have a lot of pride towards the school, lot of people work there too. Usually there are more residential areas and more rental/student areas.
In both Boulder and Champaign, students live all over town. The undergrads do tend to live closer to campus, but not exclusively.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I used to think Austin was a smallish city because it always gets lumped in with Charlottesville and Chapel Hill by people. After looking at it on google maps street view, I'm surprised anybody who lkes Cville or CH would like Austin and vice versa. Completely opposite.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Chapel Hill and Clemson aren't as different as some people make it out to be. They are both about 30 miles from the largest city downtown near it. Clemson is included in the the Greenville MSA, the most populated MSA in the state of SC.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:11 AM
 
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it is boring! I have lived in two small college towns and would never go back!
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:14 AM
 
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Once in a while; Cincinnati is great.


I was being mildly hyperbolic, enlivened by the fact that I profoundly detest drinking/bro culture.
You picked one of the worst colleges for the bro culture! Miami Oh is known for that.

You need to check out Cincinnati and also Louisville more. I think Louisville and its hipster, artsy, eclectic vibe would be to your liking.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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I love living in a college town, but I chose one that has a lot going on aside from the university. And we don't live close enough to campus to be annoyed by partying students. I can only think of pros: culture, more restaurants, the progressive politics, the youthful energy. My kids have gone to summer camps at the university, we've found tutors and music teachers and babysitters there, too. We meet interesting people from all over. I guess a con could be traffic on game days, but that isn't a big problem.
I agree with the notion of feeling left out in a college town if you didnt attend the college there or have some type of connection. I lived in Columbia SC for about two years after I graduated and its far from what I would call a college town but the Univ. of SC is right in the heart of downtown where I lived and even there I felt a little that way. On the other hand I moved to Clemson which is literally built around the college but I love it because i'm a grad student, been a Tiger Fan my whole life, and all of my family went here.

I think this really plays a big role in if you will like it or not. The only other thing I would be concerned with is where you live. I would hate to end up being Seth Rogan in Neighbors!!
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:54 PM
 
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I lived in 2 college towns:

Lawrence, Kansas which is idyllic, and Eugene, OR, which I despised. Both are quintessential college towns, though. Not sure I would ever move back to a college town, but I certainly understand both the potential for a kind of perfect blend of small-town life and edgy youth culture, and the potential for a a perfect storm of utter lack of perspective, vapid self-righteousness and cloying youth culture.
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