For many students choosing where to attend college, the choice is clear: a college town in America.
Why? The variety of activities at colleges and universities in college towns make them a popular choice for thousands of prospective students.
Life in a college town in America revolves around college students. A college town is usually described as a place with mostly college students as well as businesses and activities that cater to those students. Expect to see a lot of coffee houses, bars, bookstores and small shops.
Many college towns often are historic or even quaint. Other college towns are larger cities or even state capitals such as Tallahassee, Florida. Maybe because of the addition of new students to the population each year, residents of college towns are often thought to be more accepting and open-minded than residents in many other places.
You can find college towns on the East Coast, the West Coast and everywhere in between. Here are 10 examples: