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Live in Duluth forever? City named one of top places to stay after college


It has Lake Superior, hills and bagfuls of outdoor pursuits, which is why Duluth has been named one of the places college students can "stay forever" after graduation.

The northeast Minnesotan city has ranked 22nd in College's Ranker's "50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever," while Fargo came 18th.

The organization ranked college towns based on how their community, neighborhoods, quality of schools, culture and economy may prove attractive in retaining students who graduate from local colleges.

Duluth, home to the University of Minnesota Duluth, is helped by its outdoor activities, with the website noting "all weather" pursuits including hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding are all on offer in the city.

It's these pursuits that helped Duluth be named the Best Town in America by Outside magazine in 2014.

UMD meanwhile is praised for its "intensive curricular" programs, strong collaboration with local research facilities, as well as a strong extracurricular offerings in "Greek life, clubs, organizations and intramural athletics."

"There is no telling where this city can take you!" it concludes.

Fargo meanwhile is considered a top lace to live because of its "low unemployment rate, affordable housing, and low crime."

Home to North Dakota State University, the college is praised for contributing to local arts. The city also ranked highly for its recreational activities and for having plenty to do for kids.

St. Augustine's in Florida was named the best college town to "live in forever" by College Ranker.

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