Monday, July 06, 2009

Another Top Towns List Nashville Failed to Make

Top 5 college towns in North America does not include Nashville.

One of the requirements was great public transportation.

'Nuff said.

1 comment:

  1. I think that more significant than public transportation or anything else like that is the fact that Nashville's combined undergraduate population is less than any of the cities mentioned. I don't know for certain how many we have, but with Vandy the largest at 6,000, it can't be much more than 10,000.

    Additionally, I think that the list is fundamentally flawed, at least in that it doesn't seem to conceive of a "college town" the same way I do. In my view (which of course is correct, ha), a college town is a town which is dominated by the college(s) located within it. Berkley and Amherst probably fit that qualification, but Boston, DC, and Montreal certainly do not. Where's Chapel Hill, Charlottesville, Gainesville, or Oxford?

    Just saying.