reason #11 | brutal but beautiful winters

ithaca commons

ithaca, new york was recently named the best college town in america by the american institute of economic research / it ranked very high in academic environment and quality of life but middle-of-the road in professional opportunity <no surprise that students who make up half its population would build their careers elsewhere after attending cornell or ithaca college and enjoying ithaca’s many cultural and natural offerings> \  i visited last summer for a dragon boat race with my team <pittsburgh paddlefish> yes! ithaca hosts the annual finger lakes dragon boat festival / the pedestrian walk on ithaca commons was under construction but was attractively enclosed by eye-catching, sometimes provocative mural fences

12 reasons why

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-ithaca-new-york-is-the-best-college-town-in-america-2013-11#ithaca-is-gorges-1

the full report

https://www.aier.org/sites/default/files/cdi/cdi-docs/Ithaca.pdf

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