There's something special about college towns. Whether it's their abundance of used bookstores and funky cafes, the historic buildings and landscaped lawns of their universities, or simply their undercurrent of youthful energy, college towns have a certain appeal even to those of us who haven't cracked a textbook in years. Best of all, there's probably one near you! Start our slideshow
to check out our nine favorite college towns around the United States.