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Old 05-11-2016, 03:29 PM
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Berkeley, CA.

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Old 05-14-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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In Columbus, Ohio it's Buckeye country so you will see OSU gear and hear about the university all over Central Ohio. Since the university is so large it also has a huge economic presence in the city and employs a significant number of people. However, unless it's football season you probably would never know that there's a college with 50k+ students a mile from downtown unless you are regularly hanging out in the university district or park street clubs/bars.

So in a sense OSU dominates Columbus's culture but most of the city is not a "college town".
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Philadelphia is the best example of this. There are many colleges within the city (Penn, Drexel, and Temple come to mind), but it does not have a "college town" feel like many other places. More than anything, it has the feel of a major city. The colleges here are a microcosm within a large cosmopolitan area.
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Old 05-14-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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I think the thread has gone a bit off-rail with mention of cities like Philadelphia and Atlanta which can't be any more opposite to what is typically referred to as a college town. Cities like Knoxville or Durham are pretty good examples of a place that isn't one dimensional despite the presence of a major university.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:14 AM
 
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OSU dominates Columbus's culture but most of the city is not a "college town".
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Irvine and Newport Beach, CA with UCI.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I think the thread has gone a bit off-rail with mention of cities like Philadelphia and Atlanta which can't be any more opposite to what is typically referred to as a college town. Cities like Knoxville or Durham are pretty good examples of a place that isn't one dimensional despite the presence of a major university.
I get what you are saying, but I mentioned Philadelphia because Boston was mentioned in this thread. If Boston can be mentioned, why does the mention of Philadelphia signify that the thread has "gone a bit off-rail"? Philly has over 120,000 college students, which gives it the third largest concentration of college students on the East Coast. The title of the thread also mentions cities.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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Name all the college towns / small to mid-sized cities you can think of that have more going on for them than just the college life, making them suitable for adult families or young professionals. Or even those that are slowly, but surely, heading there (Fayetteville, AR maybe?). One or more for each state would be ideal.

Good examples I can name are Greenville SC, Tempe AZ or Knoxville, TN, but want to hear more
Bloomington, il has state farm.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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Louisville Ky.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:00 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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any college town that is also the state's capital.
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