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Old 05-16-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Check out some of the small towns on the outskirts of Portland ME. Portland has The University of Maine. Trouble with "walkable" here in the country area is that there may not be sidewalks.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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I too would hop on the "midwest college town" bandwagon. I've been researching this for awhile, and the highest concentration definitely exists in Iowa, Indiana and Ohio....in that order in terms of viable options that meet your criteria. Two that come to mind immediately are Pella, Iowa and Mt Vernon, Iowa.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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Ithaca, New York (Cornell University)
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I am wondering if anyone knows of a small town(below 2,500) in a country area with a college nearby?
Other criteria:
~alot of younger people, 18-25
~nice
~no sex offenders
~little crime
~very walkable
~alot of open land
~pretty
~under 20 miles away from a town with 50,000 people or more
~not a "hick town"
I am very sorry I am so picky, I just know what I want, I just haven't found it yet.
***Annie***
Hi Annie: The University of Maine has a couple of locations that are pretty countrified..University of Maine in Orono and University of Maine in Presque Isle I believe. Also, my niece went to Keene State in Keene New Hampshire...it was gorgeous there too.

Good Luck with your search. CP
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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I am looking for the same. Any help?
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Post Falls
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Moscow Idaho has a college and it is a nice country town. Also Pullman Washington has the same.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com

www.shepherd.edu

Within about 60 miles of Washington DC, in WV, but not really a hick town.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Originally Posted by BeatlesloveLVNV View Post
I am wondering if anyone knows of a small town(below 2,500) in a country area with a college nearby?
Other criteria:
~alot of younger people, 18-25
~nice
~no sex offenders
~little crime
~very walkable
~alot of open land
~pretty
~under 20 miles away from a town with 50,000 people or more
~not a "hick town"
I am very sorry I am so picky, I just know what I want, I just haven't found it yet.
***Annie***
The best college would be Middlebury in Middlebury, VT.
But you need to be a superior student to be admitted.
Grinell College in Iowa too,same deal.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Another vote for Floyd, VA! Its hard to beat.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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Dahlonega, GA...
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