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    Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Ahead of towns like Chapel Hill, State College, Gainesville, Athens, and uh, Iowa City...pretty impressive!

    http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/50...towns-america/



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    It's fair that Ames is on this list.




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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    A lot of typos in just the Ames section, I didn't read any others



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Could have picked a better photo of Ames to use.



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    I have a hard time calling Minneapolis and Pittsburgh "college towns", even though they each are home to Power 5 public schools.

    But I like the list.


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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    The photo is just bursting with excitement.



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Just like when house hunters was in Des Moines and they showed nothing but cornfields.


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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    Just like when house hunters was in Des Moines and they showed nothing but cornfields.
    My favorite from that show was when they did one in Ankeny and the episode was called "Downtown Des Moines"



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Hooray!



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone1138 View Post
    Could have picked a better photo of Ames to use.

    I saw that pic and thought...hmm...wonder why they used main street and not the dumphole campustown?





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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Too bad good football players don't give a ....

    http://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=191129



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    As much as I like to see Ames high on this list, there is a large part of the reasoning that goes into this list that is nothing but garbage, including some of their stupid statistics that apparently make a college town so great.



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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    Does that mean the number 1 is the best? Because how in the world does Ames beat Fort Collins? Or Bozeman?

    Don't get me wrong. I love Ames and it should be top 50. But 5 seems like a little too much credit.


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    Re: Ames ranked 5th-best college town in U.S.

    #1 in the big 12


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