College Ranker recently complied a list of the Top 50 College Towns to live in forever. Two New York cities made the list.

At #35 of the list is Ithaca, home to both Colgate University and Ithaca College. Ithaca makes the list for,

one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country and well as its very own Ivy League college, Cornell University. More than a hundred gorges and waterfalls lie in the outskirts of Ithaca, and the town is also known for amazing wineries. The wine trail includes fifteen different wineries, a few distilleries, and a mead plant. If you like a laid back area, then it doesn’t get any better than Ithaca. Notable employers in the area are Borg-Warner Automotive and the Ithaca City School District. Cornell University is ranked in the top 20 colleges in the country. The school is the most educationally varied of the Ivy League colleges with over 93 different academic programs. The most prestigious programs at Cornell include business, engineering, law, computer science, medicine, and English.

Syracuse is in the top 20, making the list at #19. While the city is

known for its snowfall, being one of the cities with the most snowfall in the country. Its record so far is 192 inches of snow! Syracuse also has a large performing arts community, with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, an opera house, and multiple theatres. There are plenty of things to do with natural lakes to visit and more trees than any New York city. Most importantly, Syracuse has affordable housing divided into family-friendly neighborhoods. University Hill is the most popular neighborhood and is the major business district as well as educational district in the city. This little town is in the perfect location for quiet living yet plenty of fun activities for a family to enjoy.

The college town that topped the list is, surprisingly, not a stereotypical college town like Ann Arbor, Michigan but rather St Augustine, Florida, which is the home of Flagler University.

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