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May 31, 2012 5:29AM
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I have no idea how Cin, Ohio never made this..i just recently got done with school, and my buddy just moved there for work but that place is awesome; from the drive thru liquir stores to the Haufbrau haus across the river it has me sold.  Still confused on how IN made this list, I grew up in a small farm town in IL and that state is still too boring for me.

Mar 7, 2012 3:27PM
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Madison, Wis., fans: You're in luck -- we profiled that city in a similar slide show last year! We can't post the link the comments here, but try adding college-towns-for grownups#7 after the realestate.msn.com/ in your browser address field.
Mar 5, 2012 10:52PM
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Charlottesville area might be ok for retirees...it is pretty boring, but way over-priced.  Go a few miles west (over the hill (Afton Mountain)) and you can find houses for $40 or $50K at the low end.  I prefer Williamsburg, VA, the home of my Alma Mater, over Charlottesville by far.  Here, you have a growing town of about 20,000...50 miles from VA Beach, 50 miles from Richmond, 2 hours from D.C., and 2 hours from Raleigh-Durham or the Outer Banks.  Williamsburg is a perfect place, except for the increasing cost of living and the crummy people.

Problem with Charlottesville and Williamsburg are its crummy students...it's like having mini-Hitlers running around everywhere.  Wish they would stick to teaching students how to do things, rather than indoctrinating them with a bunch of arcane social theories.  Also, I get tired of the entitled, conservative snots they seem to exclusively recruit these days.

Mar 5, 2012 10:23PM
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You guys are so full of ****.  You show the average price in Greenbrier in Charlottesville, Va.  as 205,000..   That must mean that there are quite a few under 200,000.00.  Show them to me and not through an agent.  I am one.  Get a little respectability because you make us all look like crap.  Am I willing to meet with one of you sleeveballls; absolutely!

Mike Wright

Charlottesville, Va.

Mar 5, 2012 7:31PM
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Good they didn't list the best.... don't want people moving in.   When the said Seattle was the best place to live it got over run by Californians.  The lemmings take those articles to heart!
Mar 5, 2012 6:52PM
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Chico California....now that's a college town! 

 

Iowa, are you kidding?  And Oklahoma?  Have you ever been to these places between November and April?  Half of the year frozen and you call that a desirable place to live?  Get real

Mar 5, 2012 5:48PM
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Lexington, Virginia is a GREAT college town!  Glad it didn't get mentioned to keep all the tourist types out.
Mar 5, 2012 5:36PM
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Yeah it gets hot here too. I like a snowy christmas. This isnt a creeper website for old millionaires its a forum talking about college towns. Im not debating climates and parts of the world. Whats your real name bud I'd like to post your sex offender listing. What are you level 3, level 2 maybe?

Mar 5, 2012 5:26PM
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Anywhere in Hawaii, averages 70, year round, you can go skinny dipping on New Years Eve! Hello, er Aloha?!
Mar 5, 2012 5:24PM
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Have you been here? Nope.  I said open mind. You baseing that on the movie? Here come the stereotypes. Its been 30 and 40 all winter.  Thats pretty normal isnt it?
Mar 5, 2012 5:23PM
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I'm old but I'm a millionaire...come West young lady...sugar, sugar!?

 

Mar 5, 2012 5:18PM
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Fargo...r, u kidding me?  Good luck not freezing your **** off, this winter! 

Mar 5, 2012 5:16PM
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If you can have an open mind try Grand Forks North Dakota or Fargo North Dakota. These towns are an hour apart, they have Minnesota lakes country literally a stones throw away because we are on the eastern border on the Red River of the North sharing borders with Minnesota,There is great North Dakota hunting and our economy is resession proof. We have Oil bigger than Texas or Alaska, everyone has money, everyones friendly and curtious. We have food due to excellent agriculture ITS CHEEP!, life is cheap in Eastern ND, People still know what its like to put in a hard days work and go to church.

 There is no crime and schools here are great.  Both community's have great colleges (North Dakota State University) and (University of North Dakota) and have over 300,000 people between the two cities. NDSU just won the BCS national football championship and UND has 7 National Hockey championships with a $140 million dollar facility for its Hockey, basketball and volleyball ETC programs.

These people for the most part (I cant speak for everyone) are some of the last REAL people in the nation. Yes there is a trade off and I feel its small but it is flat farm land in a very fertile farm area of the country and it gets cold in the winter. Suck it up for a few months and the rest of the years just fine. A fool is born everyday but in North Dakota, a millionaire is born everyday. You want to live great. Come to the upper midwest.

Mar 5, 2012 5:14PM
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Ok, I'm old and senile but Spokane, instead of Bellingham...or anywhere else, instead of Hilo, Hawaii...give me a f.........break?!  LOL

 

Mar 5, 2012 4:59PM
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It seems if yur a thrill seeker your probably going to deal with crime in big cities and If you want a quiet great place to live your going to get a quiet community with less to do. You cant have both no crime, exciting places, and everything to do. Such a place doesn't seem to exist.
Mar 5, 2012 4:36PM
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Crime is much greater in downtown MPLS than any suburb!  There is no reason to go downtown if you don't have to.
Mar 5, 2012 3:52PM
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After all the damage caused by tornadoes in the mid west, south and elsewhere during the past few weeks, months and years, I would be more interested in finding out where I could live that would have the lowest chance of being hit by a tornado. Once I had established the top 100 towns and cities, I would then look at the livability factors, employment opportunities and then median house prices.   
Mar 5, 2012 3:48PM
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Naperville, IL is also a great college town. The college is private and intertwined in the neighborhood, right near downtown. There's also a riverwalk downtown as well as tons of shops. it's already a pretty nice family city but the downtown is the best :)
Mar 5, 2012 3:15PM
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Go to a college town but avoid the students?   This is one of the stupidest and most boring articles I've ever read.  How to go to a college town and not know it.
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