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Old 02-12-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Here's some more college towns to check out:

The 10 Most Liberal, Forward-Thinking College Towns In America - ZoomTens
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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That entire list is miss named. Those are not towns. They are all in cities every last one of them. I was expecting to see Clemson SC on that list. That is a town. I never been there but the entire population of under 14k really shows it to be a town. Instead we are treated to Austin TX, Boulder CO, Cambridge MA and more.

Sorry HappyTexan. I am not blaming you. They are all good places to live and study and some with a huge selection of colleges and universities to choose from.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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My husband and I are retired health care providers. We are looking to move to a progressive small city (under 60,000 if possible) and probably would prefer a college town. I would like water nearby. Would like to move back east from Las Vegas because of family. I miss having wild life here in Las Vegas (except for the human wild life!) so I would greatly favor a more natural setting where there is animal wild life. Health care facilities would also be important. We would like to have near-by resources. Anybody else in this process?
Although Providence R.I. has a population of around 179,000, the surrounding communities may be areas you should look at. Providence is home to Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, R.I. College, Rhode Island School of Design, and satellite campuses of the University of R.I. and the Community College of R.I. Providence is also home to R.I. Hospital which is a level I trauma center, Miriam Hospital, Roger Williams Medical Center, Womens & Infants Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and the VA Hospital where I work as an R.N. which all are Brown teaching hospitals except RWMC which is affiliated with Boston University. Providence is a deep water seaport, and you are within 1/2 hour to 40 minute ride to the Atlantic Ocean beaches and a 20 minute ride to bay beaches. You would also be about a 20 minute ride to T.F. Green Airport, and 1 hour or less to Boston Logan Airport. Providence has a very lively arts and sports scene, and many many fine restaurants. If you want a little more rural but only a 15 minute ride to Providence, Rehoboth, MA is a community you should look at which is filled with farms and large wooded home sites.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I had some of the best years of my life in Iowa City, of course I was in my 20s & single & that undoubtedly colors things but it was a very nice place with enough culture & social opportunities to keep one occupied.

I also lived for a short time in Madison WI & that has a lot to offer what with the University & the state capitol & all the lakes (it's an isthmus) & bike trails. Even the severe winters weren't terrible with all the things to do & Milwaukee only a short drive away.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Progressive college town.......yuck.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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My husband and I are retired health care providers. We are looking to move to a progressive small city (under 60,000 if possible) and probably would prefer a college town. I would like water nearby. Would like to move back east from Las Vegas because of family. I miss having wild life here in Las Vegas (except for the human wild life!) so I would greatly favor a more natural setting where there is animal wild life. Health care facilities would also be important. We would like to have near-by resources. Anybody else in this process?
Eugene OR. Liberal bastion of hell...
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Back east with water nearby and progressive.....many options available. You might want to check out Gainesville Florida. It has the Univ of Florida; 45,000+ students. It is 1 hr from the Atlantic Ocean and 1 hr from the Gulf of Mexico. Outstanding health care in Shands Medical Center. Hot in summer and nice in winter. Reasonable real estate. Incredible wildlife and outdoor activities.
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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Plenty of seniors live in State College PA!

It is frequently on lists of top retirement places within certain population size.

There are quite a number of age qualified communities in the town.

I lived in Ithaca NY for many years . It is beautiful in the summer but centrally isolated year around!
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Consider Lawrence Kansas.

It's affordable and there are lakes in the area. The town is actually hilly and has lots of trees. This is the site of the KU Jayhawks.

My daughter went there to college and I was impressed with the area.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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One of my daughters went to KU in Lawrence and I really like the campus/town/area there. My other daughter went to UI in Iowa City (Hawkeyes) and I'm a little biased as I work there also. Both areas have nice lakes, but I give the edge to Iowa City with an abundance of rivers and is more lush. KU is closer to a large metro though (KC), while UI is 2-1/2 to 3 hours from Chicago and 1 hour from Des Moines. UIHC is also a public teaching hospital for medical and dental, and is expanding further in the city and surrounding communities. The VA Hospital is located next to UIHC. There are many surrounding communities where the COL is lower than Iowa City.

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