“We have an adorable downtown area that's walking distance from pretty much anywhere on campus and offers affordable but delicious restaurants, boutiques stocked with game-day dresses and nightlife hot-spots.Also, Tiger Town, where you can find dorm essentials and groceries, is just a short car ride away.” - Kerry Coppinger, Auburn University Bloomington, Indiana (Indiana University) Bloomington is home to the state’s largest inland lake and only national forest.

It has a city feel, but in the DIAG [a part of campus] it has a grassy campus feel.

There are amazing restaurants everywhere where you can sit on the sidewalk and eat, huge pre-games on football Saturdays and there is always something going on!

” - Nikki Williams, University of Michigan Auburn, Alabama (Auburn University) Often called “the loveliest village on the plains,” Auburn has a population of over 50,000, making it one of the largest growing areas in Alabama.

Chewacla State Park offers nature trails for biking and hiking. Davis Arboretum grows over 500 different tree species from the Alabama area.

When looking into colleges, we know to check out the campus, the residence halls, and the gyms, but the town where the school is located can be just as important to your experience.

Of course, there are always the well-known, big-city schools with restaurants and bars to hang out at - think areas like Boston, Washington, D. Here are 15 more collegiette-approved college towns that you may not know about, and a few of the hotspots in each. Ann Arbor, Michigan (University of Michigan) Nicknamed “Tree Town,” Ann Arbor is known for its forested parks and other green areas.

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum boasts a 300-acre outdoor garden and nature preserve. The Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor offers shops, galleries, restaurants and farmer’s markets in the historic area of town.

Bars like Babs Underground Lounge or clubs like Necto provide something for the nightlife enthusiast. It's really busy and close together, with my furthest walk being ten minutes.

For sips and drinks, check out the Bloomington Brewing Company, or one of the many wineries in the area. We have awesome wing places, such as Buffa Louie's, and fancy restaurants, like Truffles.

Also Indian, Greek, Thai, Italian, Mexican and Mongolian restaurants, just to name a few.

There are always flowers blooming and a friendly face is around every corner.