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Forbes Top College Towns

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Something is horribly wrong w/the picture for Lexington.
In Depth: Top College Sports Towns - Forbes.com

Edit: Nevermind....they had a picture of UofL's stadium up......guess they got the memo.
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B.S. list. 50% of those towns are in the Big Televen. Proof again most journalists don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

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I call BS on all of the schools on that list that aren't in the south. No environment up north can compare to the South's.
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Guys... did you even read the articles?? The school had very little to do with anything. Chill out! There is no right or wrong answer anyway!
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I'll give them Penn State and Wisconsin.

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It's based on income and home value.  The school or fans have nothing to do with it.  Besides there isn't one town on that list I'd want to live in.

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Exactly.  Read the article, and then post folks before spouting off.  Lexington is a great place to live and extremely affordable.
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Chapel Hill and Palo Alto are probably the only two on the list I'd consider (not that they're high on my list either), but I don't really have a problem with any of the others making the list.
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PuddingTime said:

Exactly.  Read the article, and then post folks before spouting off.  Lexington is a great place to live and extremely affordable.

I read the article and it's still B.S. If it's based on finance and affordability and not the athletics then the list is wrong. You can't say Nashville, Knoxville and Boise are top 10 in America over all and then leave them off college sports town if it has nothing to do with sports. If it is dealing with sports and not financing the list is crap with 50% being the Big Televen.

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OmahaBound said:

Chapel Hill and Palo Alto are probably the only two on the list I'd consider (not that they're high on my list either), but I don't really have a problem with any of the others making the list.

Choosing from that list I would only live in Lexington (favorite city maybe in all of U.S.) and maybe Madison (never been there but heard all about it). The others I have been to and no thanks.

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Charlottesville is a really nice town. My sister-in-law lives there. Kinda boring but really pretty and upscale.
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I honestly do not see what the price of a 4 bedroom home means in regards to "best college town." Most college students rent, not own, so that is completely meaningless. Yet that seems to be one of their primary factors in consideration. When I think "best college town" I think of the following:

Affordable living
Young median age
Relatively close to big cities/attractions
Cheap bars
Quality nightlife
Good weather
Fitness level (yes, that's right.... nobody likes a college town where everyone is fat)


I mean really.... Ann Arbor, MI? I can think of reasons why Starkville, MS is better.

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D^3 said:

I honestly do not see what the price of a 4 bedroom home means in regards to "best college town."

Bingo.  The name "Top College Sports Towns" is a real misnomer.

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D^3 I can think of even more than that for Bowling Green which is all young people and right in between Louisville and Nashville. Plus it's a Top 25 all time basketball program.

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