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Top 10 College Towns That Are Also Fabulous For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.31.2016 | Fifty

Towns that have colleges have long been viewed as great places to live once you stop punching a time clock. Universities often offer an abundance of f...

United We Stand: Town-Gown Relations In One Of The South's 'Best College Towns'

John A. Roush | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Danville's recent ranking in Southern Living magazine as No. 6 on a list of "21 Best Southern College Towns" may have caught some by surprise. For me, it's a well-deserved honor that's been a long time coming.

10 College Towns With Scary-High Housing Costs

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.28.2016 | HuffPost Home

Moving to college is pricey, to say the least. There are books to buy, classes to pay for and housing costs to cover (not to mention outfitting the ne...

Quotes to Inspire Adventure at Anytime

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 09.15.2016 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

We tend to equate the end of summer with the end of adventures. We return from our carefree summers to our school and work routine, adjusting back into the "busy trap." But we can still find adventure -- just maybe not in the ways that immediately come to mind.

20 College Towns To Visit

Fodor's | Posted 09.10.2016 | Travel

Berkeley and Cambridge readily come to mind when thinking about outstanding college towns, but the truth is there are countless student hubs worth vis...

America's 8 Most Overlooked Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel

We took a look at cities with populations between 100k and 300k, and picked out eight that, for one reason or another, just haven't gotten the national love and attention they deserve. Here's where they get that much-deserved love.

Betcha You Don't Know This About Colleges and College Towns!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are a whole lot of reasons why students want to attend certain colleges these days, usually including such characteristics as prestige, top-notc...

America's Best College Towns

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

"Depending on how you look at it, Santa Cruz is either the best or the worst place to spend your college years," says Keijiro Ikebe, a Silicon Valley ...

11 University Towns That Double As Amazing Retirement Spots

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

For me, going away to school was the first time on my own. I was in a new place where I could reinvent myself. It was in college that I really became me. There was an energy in college that was unique. Each day our minds were exposed to new ideas. It was exhilarating. It's not surprising then, as people start planning their retirement, that moving to a college town environment is so popular.

10 College Towns To Visit If You're Not In College

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You don't need to be a student to pay a visit to these college towns -- there's theater, great restaurants, hiking and microbrews to keep even non-undergrads happy.

The Impermanence of College Town Homes Deserves Special Appreciation

Hunter Harris | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Hunter Harris

Whether they are desolate college towns or bustling metropolises, the cities that serve as our college-town homes are only ours temporarily, a third place in between the cities with the homes we grew up in and the future meccas with the homes we'll build for ourselves.

5 College Football Towns for Haters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel

It's game time, and touchdowns and tailgating are in full swing. But not everyone is ready for some footballlll. These five great college towns offer plenty of amusements beyond the end zone. These are our top picks for destinations that score big with football junkies and non-fans alike.

Do College Towns Really Need Tanks to Keep Them Safe?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime
Lev Raphael

The people of Davis, California don't think so, as The New York Times reports this week. Their police department is returning the Pentagon's gift of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" motorized tank (MRAP).

Enjoying Your Shiny New SUV? (My Junk Heap Will Bury It)

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

Everyone nowadays seems to enjoy new-car interior air. But give me a whiff, any time, that brings back memories of adventures and interesting trips over a bunch of years. Here's a look at a few automobiles that I'd pick in a second over a Lexus, that I would drive again with pride -- if only they were still here.

In Defense of the Middle of Nowhere

Madeline Diamond | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Madeline Diamond

I've found unique restaurants with panoramic views of the Susquehanna River. I've even walked with my friends over a mile to satisfy a Dunkin' Donuts craving.

A University and Its Town

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

It's been called the "Athens of Florida" and more recently the "Best Other Downtown in Central Florida" by the Orlando Sentinel in head-to-head compet...

The 9 Best College Towns

Posted 11.25.2013 | College

Iowa is looking good. Well, good in terms of where the best college towns are located. Iowa has two cities in the top five list of best college to...

The Best College Towns To Visit This Fall

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 11.07.2015 | Travel

College towns are at their finest in the fall. Students are fresh-faced, leaves are changing, there's football and beer, nostalgia and charm. A qu...

RANKED: America's Best Small Towns For Twentysomethings

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 09.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

While young people often dream of living in the city, there are nice little outposts of small towns with plenty of their peers that they might overloo...

15 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Freshman Year

Uloop | Posted 11.05.2013 | College

Ah, it's that time of year when lanyard-wearing, bright-faced Freshmen enter the world of college. Don't worry though, you'll get settled in in no time. Here's some tips from a fellow student, who's now entering her Junior year, on what she wished she knew freshman year.

The 10 Best Cities To Retire In America

Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty

Boomers are redefining what it means to be retired, but money remains a big concern for most. Financial advice website NerdWallet took cost of living ...

The Top 6 College Towns For Retirees

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You don’t have to be in your 20s to enjoy the life of a co-ed. With discounted (and sometimes even free) opportunit...

LOOK: The Best College Towns

Posted 03.08.2013 | College

Turns out, the rankings for best college towns depend on way more than how many bars are featured in each town square and how many half-smoked cigaret...

The 50 Best Late Night College Eats

Posted 02.28.2013 | College

After a night on the college town, there is nothing better than dropping into your favorite greasy spoon for a meal you won't remember until it shows ...

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A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Ann Arbor Edition | William McGuinness | Posted 12.19.2012 | College

What's more fun than a college town, a place that's dependent on the local university and looks to it for life while entertaining students who need to...