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Old 08-07-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Are their neighborhoods in large cities that function virtually like a college town except they lack incorporation as a city? I'm talking about neighborhoods that really do come off as being like a college town.

Examples...

Hyde Park: University of Chicago
Westwood: UCLA

Both Hyde Park and Westwood serve their communities like a college town.

What are some others????
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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Perhaps Oakland in Pittsburgh and the Greater University Hill area of Syracuse. University City in Philadelphia comes to mind as well.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: The City
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You could make an argument for U City in Philadelphia with Penn and Drexel, though the areas doesn't feel like a college town like say a Princeton or State College PA so maybe a little different than what you are asking


though the whole neighborhood is really centered around the two campuses, just an urban form of a college town
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Old Louisville, in Louisville, KY is a decent example. A ton of college kids that attend the University of Louisville live here. There are a bunch of little bars, cafes, etc...that you would see on a campus setting.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Pacific Beach in San Diego. Lots of UCSD, SDSU, and USD students and graduates live there.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:16 PM
 
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Harvard Square, Cambridge-MA
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Perhaps Oakland in Pittsburgh and the Greater University Hill area of Syracuse. University City in Philadelphia comes to mind as well.
Oakland is definitely a college town functionally speaking. In portions of South Oakland, there's basically no one left over age 25.

That said, I think Oakland is way denser and grittier than what people typically think of when they consider college towns. This is hardly bucolic.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Dinkytown and Stadium Village in Minneapolis.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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The University District of Columbus is essentially a sizable college town within a larger city. Ohio State has its own zip code, airport, power plant, hotel etc. OSU's total enrollment is 66,000 (including professional/post grads) with the vast majority of undergraduates living on campus or in private housing in the surrounding district.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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Perhaps Oakland in Pittsburgh and the Greater University Hill area of Syracuse. University City in Philadelphia comes to mind as well.
More on this area, but like Oakland and University City, some may view it as being too urban: https://www.planning.org/greatplaces...ersityhill.htm

Syracuse University like Ohio State has its own zip code, hotel and power plant.
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