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    Amherst, MA

    It looks like I'll be spending the rest of my undergrad days in Amherst, MA. As some of you may recall, I tried and failed to get into Hampshire college last year. Well, I believed then and I believe now that Hampshire is the best fitting school for me. I've been at UNH since fall, keeping my GPA high, and I have just been accepted to Hampshire

    So....any thoughts on the the town of Amherst? Things to do nearby, etc?
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    I live in Amherst. There is a lot of great cycling to be had here and up in Franklin County. It is a nice place to live.

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    I live in Amherst. Go to UMASS.

    There's a lot of great riding around here whether you like on-road or off-road.

    There's always tons of events and activities through the five colleges so you'll never be bored (unless you like the big cities and dance clubs, etc.).

    Pretty simple living. I like it.

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    Northampton is kinda cool.

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    The 5 dollar consortium is something that really attracted me to Hampshire. Besides the ultra progressive attitude Hampshire has, there is no shortage of opportunity! Seems like Amherst is a college town, like Durham NH. How large is Amherst anyways?
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    My folks live in Leverett. I love that area.

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    It sounds like I'll be spending the rest of my undergrad days in a great area. Plus, Hampshire is my first pick for schools; life will be good
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    It sounds like I'll be spending the rest of my undergrad days in a great area. Plus, Hampshire is my first pick for schools; life will be good
    It even sounds like you might be able to organize a BF ride.
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