With UGA as the Princeton Review’s No. 5 party school, Athens has now is among the Top 10 College Towns for 2012, according to Livability.com. The website highlights more than 500 great places to visit or live in.
Included in the list are towns whose identity is both shaped and complemented by the presence of its university. The university, Livability.com says, creates an environment enjoyable to all residents, whether they are enrolled in classes or not.
“College towns are appealing to all demographics because universities bring a host of quality of life amenities, such as arts and cultural activities, top-notch medical facilities, and nightlife, as well as economic development assets, such as research and development, continuing education and workforce training,” said John Hood, spokesman for Livability.com.