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Old 11-13-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It doesn't exist anymore. Not even in New England.

There are semblances of what once was... but as I said earlier you'll need to wear blinders to avoid seeing all the other things that have cropped up near to them over the last half century and the last 20 years especially.

There's another thread on CD asking where "Mayberry" can be found.
That place never existed at all.

Good luck in your hunt though.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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You can't escape sprawl anywhere, but there are plenty of college towns with quaint and lively downtown areas. State College, Pa and Charlottesville, Va come to mind immediately in the Mid-Atlantic. Or come to the Midwest, we have tons of them!
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Emmitsburg, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chestertown, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampden_Sydney_College is located off by itself, several miles from any town
Lexington, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Meh... more kitsch than quaint.

You're describing the small(er) colleges which happen to be located in smaller communities... but none of these communities are the "quaint college town".

btw, I like both towns and Chestertown too...
but "quaint" requires wearing sturdier blinders than I want to live with.
Great point about quaintness.

Frostburg might qualify?
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: City of Hyattsville, MD
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St. Mary's City might fit the description.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Just a note, having a college in a town doesn't necessarily infuse it with intellectualism.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Macao
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You can't escape sprawl anywhere, but there are plenty of college towns with quaint and lively downtown areas. State College, Pa and Charlottesville, Va come to mind immediately in the Mid-Atlantic. Or come to the Midwest, we have tons of them!
Midwest comes to mind for me too. Ann Arbor, Madison, etc.

Morgantown WV seems like it might be an interesting one, somewhat close to Maryland.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Just a note, having a college in a town doesn't necessarily infuse it with intellectualism.
See: Salisbury
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Midwest comes to mind for me too. Ann Arbor, Madison, etc.

Morgantown WV seems like it might be an interesting one, somewhat close to Maryland.
Morgantown is not quaint, IMHO. But you're right about the midwest towns.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Just a note, having a college in a town doesn't necessarily infuse it with intellectualism.
An education does not automatically infer intelligence, and you can still be intelligent without having an education.
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