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View Poll Results: Which city is your favorite college town??
Ithaca, New York 8 6.78%
Cambridge, Massachusetts 14 11.86%
Princeton, New Jersey 6 5.08%
New Haven, Connecticut 7 5.93%
Pal Alto, California 4 3.39%
Athens, Georgia 7 5.93%
Gainsville, Florida 9 7.63%
Austin, Texas 20 16.95%
Charlottesville, Virginia 7 5.93%
Ann Arbor, Michigan 12 10.17%
Columbia, South Carolina 2 1.69%
Ames, Iowa 4 3.39%
Amherst, Massachusetts 2 1.69%
College Park, Maryland 4 3.39%
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 8 6.78%
Other 47 39.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 118. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-24-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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No offense. But College Station is boring and weak. I don't find it much appealing. I also do not think Austin is a college town anymore. It has grown to much to still call it that. If you call Austin a college town, than Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and New York are also college towns. My vote goes to Madison. It's like a little Austin.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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No offense. But College Station is boring and weak. I don't find it much appealing. I also do not think Austin is a college town anymore. It has grown to much to still call it that. If you call Austin a college town, than Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and New York are also college towns. My vote goes to Madison. It's like a little Austin.
The difference is those other cities are home to multiple colleges. Austin's main attraction is UT and the culture is heavily influenced by UT.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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No wonder can't wait for the Bush library, I suppose
The first Bush's library is already there. The second Bush's is going to Southern Methodist University.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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East Lansing-MI State
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I also do not think Austin is a college town anymore. It has grown to much to still call it that. If you call Austin a college town, than Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and New York are also college towns.
Austin is not on a level with those cities. They all have pro sports and arts districts; Austin's sports are primarily college-based and most museums are on or near the UT campus. It is a college town, just a large one.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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No wonder can't wait for the Bush library, I suppose
What a surprise that you would say something ignorant like this, given the ignorance of all of your other posts. Bush Sr has his library in Coll. Station and the one that just got replaced (GW) is slated to be at SMU, I guess
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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Austin brings other thoughts to mind before "college town"....the capital of Texas for one. A college town is one where the town IS the university, and the university IS the town. Austin is much more than UT...isn't it?

In addition to the poll options...Tuscaloosa AL, Clemson SC, Lawrence KS, Fayetteville AR, Boone NC, State College PA, Provo UT, Blacksburg VA, Morgantown WV, Oxford MS, Bloomington IN, Greenville NC, etc.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Austin is not on a level with those cities. They all have pro sports and arts districts; Austin's sports are primarily college-based and most museums are on or near the UT campus. It is a college town, just a large one.
Austin has likely more, but definitely as much culturally going on as those cities, especially in music, film, and video game industry. And that has little to do with the Universities there.

Sports wise, you have a point.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Austin brings other thoughts to mind before "college town"....the capital of Texas for one. A college town is one where the town IS the university, and the university IS the town. Austin is much more than UT...isn't it?

In addition to the poll options...Tuscaloosa AL, Clemson SC, Lawrence KS, Fayetteville AR, Boone NC, State College PA, Provo UT, Blacksburg VA, Morgantown WV, Oxford MS, Bloomington IN, Greenville NC, etc.
Definitely Oxford MS. You've got a university with 13,000 students in a town with 15,000 people. If a "college town" is defined as a town which totally revolves around a university, it's hard to beat Oxford, home of the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss").

But for this poll I voted for Charlottesville VA. While Charlottesville has grown quite a bit, it's still pretty much a college town.

Other nice college towns in the South:

Auburn AL
Statesboro GA
Cullowhee NC
Cookeville TN
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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You left way too many out:

Berkeley, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Davis, CA
Chico, CA
Eugene, OR
San Luis Obispo, CA
Boulder, CO
Pullman, WA
Moscow, ID
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