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Old 12-04-2009, 05:30 AM
 
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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Burlington and Madison. Madison and Burlington.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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I am looking to move out of California to a college town so there are people around my age. I feel like a have been researching forever and i need a few suggestions..

I want;
-Four distinct seasons (LOTS of snow and rain, and hot summers)
-Green surroundings, mountains and trees(I love hiking and being outdoors)
-Friendly people
-I don't need a crazy night life scene, but definitely things to do

I looked into Boulder, CO but it is too dry and the snow melts within a day or two. And i looked into Burlington, VT (which sounds amazing) but I'm worried about the summers not being hot enough.

I absolutely love any kind of storms (believe it or not I love severe weather), I love the mountains-especially when they are covered in green trees or snow. I feel like i have researched so much I can't think straight any more and I need help!

Thanks ahead of time!
I think Ithaca would be perfect, except it's more about hills instead of mountains. Burlington VT sounds like another perfect choice and maybe even Plattsburgh and Oneonta in Upstate NY. Oneonta has 2 colleges (SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College) and is in the Foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Plattsburgh has SUNY Plattsburgh and is close to the Adirondack Mountains. It's also across Lake Champlain from Burlington and an hour south of Montreal.

You might actually like the University area neighborhoods of Syracuse too. Again, it fits everything except it has hills instead of mountains. We get our "share" of snow too.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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Morgantown, WV

unpretentious and fun. Not the prettiest college town, but surrounded by natural beauty.

About an hour south of Pittsburgh. Less than a day's drive to NY and DC
I agree. MoTown is a great college town, but perhaps it doesn't quite meet the snow requirement if they're already rejecting Boulder. I would also suggest Charlottesville, VA, but once again, the snow there is lackluster. At least MoTown is close to some of the best south-eastern ski slopes in the nation.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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Check out Provo/Orem, Utah, home to two universities, each with more than 20,000 students and just a few miles apart: Brigham Young University (private, Provo) and Utah Valley University (state-run, Orem). Utah Valley (Provo/Orem) is sandwiched between Utah Lake on the west and the Wasatch Mountains on the east.

It can be 90 degrees in the valley with snow up in the mountains. Just outside of Provo is Provo Canyon and Robert Redford's Sundance ski resort.

Brigham Young University/Provo


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Utah Valley University/Orem, Utah Lake, and the Wasatch Mountains


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Old 12-05-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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You would love Ithaca, NY. I did my student teaching there while in college. It's really picturesque, lots of nice stores/restaurants considering it's sort of a smaller city, and 4 distinct seasons.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Here's some pictures of Ithaca:

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Cornell University and Ithaca College are in some of the pictures.

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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Here's some pictures of Ithaca:











Cornell University and Ithaca College are in some of the pictures.

The shots from the river remind me of Georgetown in DC.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Two of my favorite quintessential college towns: Bloomington, IN and Madison, WI. Fours seasons and very pretty places.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Albany, NY
Ithaca, NY
Montclair, NJ
York, PA
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