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View Poll Results: Would you move back to your old college town?
YES! Redo these memories! 22 44.00%
NO! It wont be the same! 26 52.00%
Hmmm. Not sure..... 3 6.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-30-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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My old college roomie and I were texting the other day about how fun those days were. We went to college at a beach town on the east coast of South Carolina. Cost of living is very low there even though in college we thought $585 for rent was nuts back in 2012 haha. I live in South FL he lives near Boston now and we would drop over for that now......At the same time, we both know it wouldn't be the same, we are both basically married now, all the people we knew 5-8 years ago are gone, and why tarnish a place with such fond memories?


Question at hand, if you left, would you move back to the town you went to college in if you had a job and knew of a place to stay? Why or why not?



For me I say no, just because I know it wont be the same. He says yes he would because he misses the usual spots we would eat at and etc...

FYI, not a serious question, have fun with it and what your first thoughts are.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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My college town was Houston and I do not want to move back there.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I'm an Ohio State alum and still live in Columbus. I wouldn't want to live in the University District ever again but could not have had a better college experience and still frequent the football games/campus bars on game day.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I'd love to move back to my college town (Fort Collins), but the economy there is weak sauce. On top of that I'd have to compete with newly-minted grads who won't leave the area and will work for peanuts compared to what I make.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I graduate this May and do not plan on leaving my current city/college town (Rochester NY), In fact I hope to buy a house soon and put down roots. However my situation is a little different than most college graduates, wife and three kids. Plus Rochester is not really a college town, more like a town with a bunch of colleges.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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No way in hell, I went to the University of Cincinnati and it is straight up ghetto.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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Originally Posted by woxyroxme View Post
No way in hell, I went to the University of Cincinnati and it is straight up ghetto.
lol but you have a zoo close! jkjk
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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While I think fondly of my college town the desert southwest isn't for me. No Tempe in my future.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I don't know how to answer this. I certainly would not move back to Amherst, MA - it's too small and too college dominated. But I spent a lot of time in nearby Northampton - another college town which was only a 20-minute drive from there. I never lived in Northampton, but I had friends who did, I rode my bike there for shopping, and hung out in bars there. In addition my mother lived there for nine years when she retired early. I could easily live in Northampton and raise my family there if I had a job lined up. So the answer is kinda sorta.
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I never left my college town
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