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View Poll Results: Your favorite southeast college town to live as an adult
Fayetteville 7 9.72%
Tallahasse 5 6.94%
Knoxville 25 34.72%
Gainsville 1 1.39%
Athens 17 23.61%
Oxford MS 1 1.39%
Lexington 5 6.94%
Columbia SC 11 15.28%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-31-2016, 07:35 PM
 
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What would be your favorite SE college town to live as an adult with no kids? Housing affordability, weather, outdoor recreation, scenery, nice place to live, stuff to do, people, etc... Obviously all would have a decent college sports scene. I put Gainsville, Tallahassee, Knoxville, Athens, Oxford MS, Fayetteville AR in the poll. There are others of course, but just chose these. If there is one missing you like best mention it and mention why.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:58 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I would certainly add Charlottesville, VA and Chapel Hill, NC to the list.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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I would certainly add Charlottesville, VA and Chapel Hill, NC to the list.
Agreed. You should be able to tell by my name and location which city would get my vote!
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:19 PM
 
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Yes Charlottesville probably should be on there and it, didn't include it because it's already well known as such a lovely quaint college town and I knew that about it already. kind of in a league if it's own and it would be #1 on the list by far, minus the high cost of housing there. Didn't add Chapel Hill because I see it as part of the larger RTP metro area, and the metro area is bigger than a typical small sized college town. But Chapel Hill is certainly nice. We can take write-in votes!
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:24 AM
 
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Columbia, Lexington, and Knoxville aren't traditional college towns like Oxford, Athens, Fayetteville, etc. They are midsized cities with a large university presence so it's a bit different.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:17 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I would list Morgantown, WV. I was lecturing at UVW years ago and got to ride the PRT that conveys people between campuses. I believe it's the only existing Personal Rapid Transit system in the US.
Williamsburg, VA is very popular with retirees.

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Old 09-01-2016, 06:56 AM
 
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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Yes Charlottesville probably should be on there and it, didn't include it because it's already well known as such a lovely quaint college town and I knew that about it already. kind of in a league if it's own and it would be #1 on the list by far, minus the high cost of housing there. Didn't add Chapel Hill because I see it as part of the larger RTP metro area, and the metro area is bigger than a typical small sized college town. But Chapel Hill is certainly nice. We can take write-in votes!
I can see that argument at the same time, Chapel Hill itself, everything revolves around UNC,(most definitely is a college town) the fact that Durham and Raleigh are next door is only a plus.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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Where's Chapel Hill NC, Charlottesville VA, and Morgantown WV? Great colleges towns and great towns unto themselves.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:28 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I can see that argument at the same time, Chapel Hill itself, everything revolves around UNC,(most definitely is a college town) the fact that Durham and Raleigh are next door is only a plus.
I can see it both ways. There are a lot of "adults" who live in Chapel Hill that don't build their careers around UNC. Ironically, there certainly Duke people in Chapel Hill and I know lots of adults who live there that work in RTP and have no connection to the university at all. On the other hand, one doesn't perceive being in much larger metro when actually in Chapel Hill. That said, I can't imagine Chapel Hill having as rich of a culture and offerings if it was standing alone by itself away from the Triangle.
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