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A great college town

Furman's hometown has received a lot of good publicity lately.

According to the Matador Network, the best college towns “have a few things in common: culturally vibrant downtowns with shopping and globally-influenced dining, unique arts and culture scenes (particularly music), and opportunities for outdoor recreation.” The travel publisher picked its 10 best college towns from  across the nation, and Greenville came in at No. 3 on the list.

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