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Best College Towns You've Visited

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by expendable, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Not sure if all of these are "best," but here's the ones I've visited:

    East Lansing, MI
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Westwood, CA (it counts, right?)
    South Central LA, CA (heehee)
    Madison, Wiscaaaaaaaansin
    Evanston, Ill.
    Berkeley, CA
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Viva La Posta! Excellent restaurant.

    Tempe is righ tup there. Tuscaloosa too.

    Pullman/Moscow isn't bad. A real college town, in that WSU and UI are the complete focal point of each city, unlike Ausin,  Madison or some of the larger cities named on this thread. They'd be pretty solid without a college. Pullman would be smaller than Colfax and Moscow wouldl be another Genesee.

    And Hamilton, N.Y., the home of Colgate University (Hamilton College is in Clinton, N.Y. Figure that one out), and Oswego, N.Y. Got hammered in Hamilton at the Old Stone Jug and wasted at Broadwell's in Oswego at 16 years of age, drinkin' on a fake ID. And at the Penalty Box in Potsdam ...
  3. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

  4. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    Towns that aren't actually college towns, but are being listed as college towns here:

    1. Madison
    2. Austin

    If those two are college towns, so is Boston, which has more college students than either of those.

    Worst college town:
    Storrs, Conn.
  5. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    I've always enjoyed a visit to Red X State.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Viva La Posta, indeed. Green chile rellanos to die for.

    Rest of the town sucks. Entering the county limits increases your chances of getting shot tenfold.
  7. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    The lovely columns that I've walked by a million times, but I've never passed through them.

    I'm getting homesick.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry. Once you show up enough and they realize you want nothing to do with JF's agenda, they tend to let it go. ;)

    My favorites ...

    Of course, Blacksburg is going to be No. 1 on my list.

    Other towns I've loved in no particular order (some are not true college towns, just towns with colleges where I've covered games)
    Tempe, Ariz.
    Missoula, Mont.
    Portland, Ore.
    Spokane, Wash.
    Charleston, S.C.
    Conway, S.C. (c'mon, it's Myrtle ... and some dude I know sings a fuckin mean Rappers Delight down at Broadway)
    Charlottesville (eek, coming from a Tech guy)
    Williamsburg (good little Japanese steak house/sushi place there)
  9. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Portland? By what are we basing these rankings on? I can kind of allow Spokane (ok, not really, but I have to pick my battles), but Portland??? Not that it's a bad city, but how is it a college town?
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    California, Pa.
  11. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

    Best of the best:
    Athens, Ga.
    Chapel Hill, N.C.
    Gainesville, Fla.
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Boring but pretty:
    Clemson, S.C.
    Auburn, Ala.
    Brevard, N.C.

    Places that aren't truly college towns, but worthy none-the-less:
    Tallahassee, Fla. - Though without state government, it might as well be a college town.
    Knoxville, Tenn.
    Columbus, Ohio

    I must have missed the allure:
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    South Bend, Ind.
    Durham, N.C.

    Places yet to visit:
    Austin, Texas
    Oxford, Miss.
    The rest of the Big Ten
    Any of the beautiful state colleges of Virginia
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Fayetteville, Ark. Wooooooo, Pig Soooooie!
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