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Lawrence was recently named one of America’s top 10 college communities. Other than Lawrence, what is your favorite Big 12 North college town?

Response Percent Votes
Boulder, Colo.
55% 618
Manhattan, Kan.
20% 231
Lincoln, Neb.
10% 119
Ames, Iowa
6% 76
Columbia, Mo.
6% 69
Total 1113


CreatureComforts 5 years, 2 months ago

Those who voted Columbia...please leave town in shame.

alm77 5 years, 2 months ago

Some of us grew up closer to Columbia than Lawrence. Also, there are a few businesses that have stores in both Lawrence and Columbia. Arizona Trading Company for one and the iCafe on 23rd for another. I also know a a local coffee dude checking out Columbia for his next hub. Sports rivalries aside, Columbia and Lawrence are both great college towns.

BigPrune 5 years, 2 months ago

In Columbia's downtown, they have plenty of parking spaces and they don't have trees blocking the signs (like we do on Mass Street). You can actually see the business' store fronts. Something that Lawrence should consider, that, or plant taller growing trees.

Leo Hawkins 5 years, 2 months ago

Boulder, Colorado is absolutely beautiful! My favorite Big XII North town by far. Will have to find another one once they leave for the Pac-10.

LogicMan 5 years, 2 months ago

Nature might do it for you, but hopefully not.

clovis_sangrail 5 years, 2 months ago

Cedar Falls, Iowa, as soon as the University of Northern Iowa takes Nebraska's spot in the Big 12 North.

And Fargo, North Dakota, home of North Dakota State University, would be a nice addition instead of Boulder.

sloppyscience 5 years, 2 months ago

does anyone know what publication ranked us in the top 10? I work with a lot of emaw's and it would be nice to have on my wall!

ashmole 5 years, 2 months ago

We should vote on the worst Big XII south college town. Plenty of competition there, with College Station, Lubbock, Stillwater, and Waco to choose from.

Kyle Neuer 5 years, 2 months ago

Given the choices, the choice is clear.

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