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RE: 5 most beautiful college towns
(06-14-2019 10:46 AM)Yarddog Wrote:  I have spent time in both Boone and San Marcos. I spent the night in a dorm in Boone in 1970 when a friend and I competed in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. He knew the kids whose room we stayed in.

Spent even more time in San Marcos. Both schools rank very high in beauty. I am thinking of pretty girls.

Overall I would rank Appalachian State as having the best background setting. SouthWest Texas State as best campus.

I would rank my home town of DeFuniak Springs as better than both except it's only college is a branch of NW Florida State.

Hey, I'd think that qualifies.
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(06-13-2019 11:59 AM)Crustymeatloaf Wrote:  Currently live in San Antonio and drive to Austin a bunch. San Marcos feels like one of those drive thru interstate towns like Meridian, MS, Midland, TX or Monroe, LA. Nothing too special about it and the campus is okay, but not as nice as UT.

Judging any town from the view from an interstate highway is not a good policy...especially in Texas with the use of the service roads (feeders for you Houston folks).
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(06-13-2019 10:52 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 09:20 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 06:10 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 04:29 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 01:19 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  There's something I can agree with. But if someone hasn't been to very many places, that eye hasn't really seen much. This is a big, beautiful world we live in, and one of the best things we can do for ourselves, in our lives, is to open up that world and see as much of it as we can before we leave it.

You don’t say, and I suppose that you’re the leading authority on “Globe Trotting?” How fortunate we all are to be able to benefit, albeit indirectly, from your wisdom and experience.
And since you’re slow to pick up on it, that was said with dripping sarcasm.
BTW, you really shouldn’t come onto a sports message board, and based upon a post or two that you had read to you (I’m certain that’s the case as you’re a product of nUTSAck), start making assumptions about the poster.
But whatev, it’s all in good fun, at least on my end . . .

Becoming a bit unraveled there? If I had meant for that comment to speak directly about you, I'd have said, "If Bobcat87 hasn't been to many places, that eye hasn't seen much". I was speaking in generalities, only to that quote. Everything isn't always about you. I apologize if I didn't refer back to you again afterwards and say that I didn't know where you've been, but I really didn't feel it necessary because I wasn't talking about you to begin with. I dislike people who make assumptions as much as most others, and you seem to have forgotten that in my very first comment to you, I asked you whether you've actually been to other places. You never replied though.

Now, I'm sure you've been to SOME other places, but these are your words... "No spot on Earth is as fair as that campus nestled on the hills of San Marcos, and that Sir is a verifiable Fact." I don't know you, so maybe you were using a bit of gift of gab in saying that, and didn't really mean it. But if you did mean it, and really think that Texas State/San Marcos is the most beautiful location on the planet, I'd be interested in knowing which other places you've been to.

Unraveled? Not at all, go back and re-read, or have someone read it to you, your post: number 15 this thread.

I shouldn’t have to ask, but based upon your reaction, I will. Did you seriously read what I posted and take it all literally? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that the posts were “tongue in cheek,” didn’t mean to spend most of the day “over your head.”

Next time you’re here, give me a heads up, I’ll use disclaimers and one Syllable Words . . . you know, keep it on that UTSA curricular level.

So first you falsely criticize me for making assumptions, and now you criticize me for not assuming. Can we make up our minds, please? Like I said, I don't know you, and there are people who actually believe the Earth is flat.

And btw, I didn't once make a disparaging remark about your school, nor about your level of education. I don't operate that way. Yet you've gone there repeatedly with me. I happen to be from Germany originally, and learned English as a 2nd language, and the only thing I'll give you a heads-up about is that people can disagree and still remain civil. Try it sometime.

Try it yourself . . . you came here (to a board where your school has no presence) and started ragging on my posts. . .

. . . you can’t stand the heat . . as to any criticism of your school, it’s simply based upon my experience with “the product.”
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(06-14-2019 01:03 PM)tx.state Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 11:59 AM)Crustymeatloaf Wrote:  Currently live in San Antonio and drive to Austin a bunch. San Marcos feels like one of those drive thru interstate towns like Meridian, MS, Midland, TX or Monroe, LA. Nothing too special about it and the campus is okay, but not as nice as UT.

Judging any town from the view from an interstate highway is not a good policy...especially in Texas with the use of the service roads (feeders for you Houston folks).

I just wanted to jump in here and add that Texans' infatuation with service roads is surprisingly one of my favorite things about Texas. I know that might sound weird but once you get used to them, I really think it is a superb way to design a highway. Seriously.

Also, the prettiest college town I've ever been to (not counting Boone) is Freiburg-im Breisgau, Baden-Wuttenburg in Germany's Black Forest.
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(06-14-2019 04:44 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:52 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 09:20 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 06:10 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 04:29 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  You don’t say, and I suppose that you’re the leading authority on “Globe Trotting?” How fortunate we all are to be able to benefit, albeit indirectly, from your wisdom and experience.
And since you’re slow to pick up on it, that was said with dripping sarcasm.
BTW, you really shouldn’t come onto a sports message board, and based upon a post or two that you had read to you (I’m certain that’s the case as you’re a product of nUTSAck), start making assumptions about the poster.
But whatev, it’s all in good fun, at least on my end . . .

Becoming a bit unraveled there? If I had meant for that comment to speak directly about you, I'd have said, "If Bobcat87 hasn't been to many places, that eye hasn't seen much". I was speaking in generalities, only to that quote. Everything isn't always about you. I apologize if I didn't refer back to you again afterwards and say that I didn't know where you've been, but I really didn't feel it necessary because I wasn't talking about you to begin with. I dislike people who make assumptions as much as most others, and you seem to have forgotten that in my very first comment to you, I asked you whether you've actually been to other places. You never replied though.

Now, I'm sure you've been to SOME other places, but these are your words... "No spot on Earth is as fair as that campus nestled on the hills of San Marcos, and that Sir is a verifiable Fact." I don't know you, so maybe you were using a bit of gift of gab in saying that, and didn't really mean it. But if you did mean it, and really think that Texas State/San Marcos is the most beautiful location on the planet, I'd be interested in knowing which other places you've been to.

Unraveled? Not at all, go back and re-read, or have someone read it to you, your post: number 15 this thread.

I shouldn’t have to ask, but based upon your reaction, I will. Did you seriously read what I posted and take it all literally? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that the posts were “tongue in cheek,” didn’t mean to spend most of the day “over your head.”

Next time you’re here, give me a heads up, I’ll use disclaimers and one Syllable Words . . . you know, keep it on that UTSA curricular level.

So first you falsely criticize me for making assumptions, and now you criticize me for not assuming. Can we make up our minds, please? Like I said, I don't know you, and there are people who actually believe the Earth is flat.

And btw, I didn't once make a disparaging remark about your school, nor about your level of education. I don't operate that way. Yet you've gone there repeatedly with me. I happen to be from Germany originally, and learned English as a 2nd language, and the only thing I'll give you a heads-up about is that people can disagree and still remain civil. Try it sometime.

Try it yourself . . . you came here (to a board where your school has no presence) and started ragging on my posts. . .

. . . you can’t stand the heat . . as to any criticism of your school, it’s simply based upon my experience with “the product.”

"Ragging" on your posts? I DISAGREED with what you said...lol. Do you honestly not know the difference between disagreeing with someone and personal attacks/insults? In fact, you later said the stuff you wrote about San Marcos wasn't meant to be taken literally to begin with, which means your view of San Marcos and mine are actually more similar than they are different. So what then was the point of even arguing with me to begin with?

And btw, if I couldn't stand the heat, I wouldn't have come to another conference's board, disagreed with a couple of people on what they said, and still be here even now after repeated insults about the school I got a degree from and me personally.

As to any criticism of your school, based upon my experience with "the product", it wasn't relevant to a thread about the most beautiful college towns, so I chose to not even go there. And I still won't because I'm not a mud slinger.

You do you and support Texas State, and I'll do me and support UTSA. At least you're loyal to your school; that's always a good thing. But why not do so with decorum? Seriously, no need to jump so quickly to personal attacks and insults every time someone from a rival school disagrees with you, especially if they've done nothing to warrant it. We were in the same conference for about two decades, and it sometimes shows in the conversations our fans have with yours, and it certainly came out from your end in this one. Really no need though.
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(06-14-2019 11:02 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(06-14-2019 04:44 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:52 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 09:20 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 06:10 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  Becoming a bit unraveled there? If I had meant for that comment to speak directly about you, I'd have said, "If Bobcat87 hasn't been to many places, that eye hasn't seen much". I was speaking in generalities, only to that quote. Everything isn't always about you. I apologize if I didn't refer back to you again afterwards and say that I didn't know where you've been, but I really didn't feel it necessary because I wasn't talking about you to begin with. I dislike people who make assumptions as much as most others, and you seem to have forgotten that in my very first comment to you, I asked you whether you've actually been to other places. You never replied though.

Now, I'm sure you've been to SOME other places, but these are your words... "No spot on Earth is as fair as that campus nestled on the hills of San Marcos, and that Sir is a verifiable Fact." I don't know you, so maybe you were using a bit of gift of gab in saying that, and didn't really mean it. But if you did mean it, and really think that Texas State/San Marcos is the most beautiful location on the planet, I'd be interested in knowing which other places you've been to.

Unraveled? Not at all, go back and re-read, or have someone read it to you, your post: number 15 this thread.

I shouldn’t have to ask, but based upon your reaction, I will. Did you seriously read what I posted and take it all literally? I mean, I thought it was pretty obvious that the posts were “tongue in cheek,” didn’t mean to spend most of the day “over your head.”

Next time you’re here, give me a heads up, I’ll use disclaimers and one Syllable Words . . . you know, keep it on that UTSA curricular level.

So first you falsely criticize me for making assumptions, and now you criticize me for not assuming. Can we make up our minds, please? Like I said, I don't know you, and there are people who actually believe the Earth is flat.

And btw, I didn't once make a disparaging remark about your school, nor about your level of education. I don't operate that way. Yet you've gone there repeatedly with me. I happen to be from Germany originally, and learned English as a 2nd language, and the only thing I'll give you a heads-up about is that people can disagree and still remain civil. Try it sometime.

Try it yourself . . . you came here (to a board where your school has no presence) and started ragging on my posts. . .

. . . you can’t stand the heat . . as to any criticism of your school, it’s simply based upon my experience with “the product.”

"Ragging" on your posts? I DISAGREED with what you said...lol. Do you honestly not know the difference between disagreeing with someone and personal attacks/insults? In fact, you later said the stuff you wrote about San Marcos wasn't meant to be taken literally to begin with, which means your view of San Marcos and mine are actually more similar than they are different. So what then was the point of even arguing with me to begin with?

And btw, if I couldn't stand the heat, I wouldn't have come to another conference's board, disagreed with a couple of people on what they said, and still be here even now after repeated insults about the school I got a degree from and me personally.

As to any criticism of your school, based upon my experience with "the product", it wasn't relevant to a thread about the most beautiful college towns, so I chose to not even go there. And I still won't because I'm not a mud slinger.

You do you and support Texas State, and I'll do me and support UTSA. At least you're loyal to your school; that's always a good thing. But why not do so with decorum? Seriously, no need to jump so quickly to personal attacks and insults every time someone from a rival school disagrees with you, especially if they've done nothing to warrant it. We were in the same conference for about two decades, and it sometimes shows in the conversations our fans have with yours, and it certainly came out from your end in this one. Really no need though.

Calm down bro.... it's not that serious.
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(06-14-2019 10:54 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  
(06-14-2019 10:46 AM)Yarddog Wrote:  I have spent time in both Boone and San Marcos. I spent the night in a dorm in Boone in 1970 when a friend and I competed in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. He knew the kids whose room we stayed in.

Spent even more time in San Marcos. Both schools rank very high in beauty. I am thinking of pretty girls.

Overall I would rank Appalachian State as having the best background setting. SouthWest Texas State as best campus.

I would rank my home town of DeFuniak Springs as better than both except it's only college is a branch of NW Florida State.

Hey, I'd think that qualifies.

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(06-14-2019 10:44 AM)CharlestonAppFan Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

I agree that the city I live in is beautiful (voted #1 destination in the world 3 straight years now). However, it’s not what I would call a college town. You rarely see many attending sporting events and the main draw for students is that CofC is downtown and close to the beach. I’d say MUSC is a bigger and more appealing university than any of the 3 you mentioned (and not what you’d call a traditional college).

Nonetheless, Charleston is an amazing and wonderful city to raise my kids and have a career. Not taking anything away from it or what you said, but it’s really not a college town.

Not an expert, but lived there for 4 years and really loved the place.
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(06-14-2019 01:03 PM)tx.state Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 11:59 AM)Crustymeatloaf Wrote:  Currently live in San Antonio and drive to Austin a bunch. San Marcos feels like one of those drive thru interstate towns like Meridian, MS, Midland, TX or Monroe, LA. Nothing too special about it and the campus is okay, but not as nice as UT.

Judging any town from the view from an interstate highway is not a good policy...especially in Texas with the use of the service roads (feeders for you Houston folks).

I agree. I thought this was about "college towns." I spent six months in Meridian working on a project and I can tell you that it is not a college town. They have a community college that looks like a high school. A nice little city, people are friendly, with a regional mall and a naval air station just outside of the city limits, but not much going on there.

Monroe recently was given the title "The Most Poverty-Stricken City" in Louisiana, according to a recent study by 24/7 Wall Street. Midland, besides not being a college town, is hot, flat and basically a desert. I can't see it in the same category as San Marvelous in any manner, other than being located in the state of Texas.
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(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.
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(06-16-2019 10:45 AM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.

Agree...stay in Myrtle Beach
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Troy has branches in both Ft. Walton Bch. and Eglin AFB. Both are at the most beautiful beaches one could imagine.
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(06-16-2019 10:45 AM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.

Lol. Compared to Conway or Myrtle Beach, Charleston is Xanadu.
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(06-16-2019 10:45 AM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.

Compared to what? Paris? London? ....

You obviously don't live there, and haven't visited in a long time. Maybe Charleston isn't your thing, but it is not overrated. Also, Charleston metro is pretty spread out. It basically includes everything up to Monks Corner. When going from one end to another in Charleston is about 45 minutes away. The biggest problem is traffic and lack of infrastructure. The area is growing too fast and people still try to pretend its 1990 and don't want to acknowledge the growth.
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(06-17-2019 12:57 AM)eagleskins Wrote:  
(06-16-2019 10:45 AM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.

Lol. Compared to Conway or Myrtle Beach, Charleston is Xanadu.

Charleston is awesome, but I've never thought of it as a college town. Just because you have several colleges doesn't make you a college town. NYC has a bunch of colleges but it's not a college town. I'd like to see the definition of what a college town is...perhaps it is in the article, but I didn't read it. I already knew we were great and didn't need to read it.
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(06-18-2019 09:51 AM)APPrising Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 12:57 AM)eagleskins Wrote:  
(06-16-2019 10:45 AM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.

Lol. Compared to Conway or Myrtle Beach, Charleston is Xanadu.

Charleston is awesome, but I've never thought of it as a college town. Just because you have several colleges doesn't make you a college town. NYC has a bunch of colleges but it's not a college town. I'd like to see the definition of what a college town is...perhaps it is in the article, but I didn't read it. I already knew we were great and didn't need to read it.

I've been thinking the same thing since this thread began. To be called a college town, I think the college must be the primary economic engine of the town. Charleston is not a college town, and I dont think Madison is either. Madison (like Austin) is a government town that also has a large university. I grew up in Greensboro NC with two DI universities and three smaller colleges, plus two other D1 school in neighboring cities, effectively making it home to 7 colleges but I wouldn't call it a college town.

Boone and Boulder are college towns. So are Statesboro, San Marcos, Troy, Chapel Hill, Gainesville, Ithaca, Athens (GA and OH), and Oxford (MS, OH, and UK). Annapolis probably should be called a college town but its debatable.

The prettiest location for a college in the USA is Pepperdine in the land of fruits and nuts, but its questionable if Malibu should be called a college town, so I'm going with San Luis Obispo, home of Cal Poly, as the prettiest college town I've ever been to in the States.
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(06-18-2019 09:51 AM)APPrising Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 12:57 AM)eagleskins Wrote:  
(06-16-2019 10:45 AM)SENOREIDA Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:05 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  Charleston is another beautiful city that should have been considered. Three colleges are located there. The Citidel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.

Chuck South is pretty far away from the peninsula, and is in Ladson or North Charleston. Which is a pretty rough area. Personally I think Charleston is little overrated.

Lol. Compared to Conway or Myrtle Beach, Charleston is Xanadu.

Charleston is awesome, but I've never thought of it as a college town. Just because you have several colleges doesn't make you a college town. NYC has a bunch of colleges but it's not a college town. I'd like to see the definition of what a college town is...perhaps it is in the article, but I didn't read it. I already knew we were great and didn't need to read it.

I agree that I wouldn’t call it a college town. But, comparing Conway or Myrtle Beach to Charleston is a massive mismatch.
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Boone is not a beautiful town. The setting and surroundings are stellar, the campus is very pretty, but the town is far from beautiful.
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(06-22-2019 02:02 PM)fjblair Wrote:  Boone is not a beautiful town. The setting and surroundings are stellar, the campus is very pretty, but the town is far from beautiful.

. . . as a previous poster mentioned, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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A college town/city, is a place that grew because of the college and the college then grew because of the city.

Austin grew because of the tech industry, not because UT is there. Austin started to boom in the late 70's to 80's when IBM and Motorola settled in, then Dell, etc., and Lockheed was there at one time. UT has been there since 1881 but the city only went zonkers almost 100 years later. We were there for that outburst of growth.

It may have a major University but it's not a "college town" by my definition.
06-22-2019 07:28 PM
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