College towns make great places to live. Besides being filled with youthful energy made anew by each incoming class of students, they are often filled with restaurants, shops and cultural attractions that attract this younger population.
But their gain is ours as well. Live music, museums, theater and academic lectures are all offered in a setting straight out of a storybook. And let's not forget game days during basketball or football seasons when sports fans, decked out in school colors, take over to cheer on their favorite teams.
Numerous sources like to pick the best of these towns. Far & Wide combined lists from USA Today, College Ranker, Best College Reviews, Best Value Schools and others to highlight the best college town in every state that are all worth a visit.