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Top College Towns in Our Communities

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As new high school graduates start collecting shower caddies and decorations for their new dorm, you and your family might be gearing up for the start of the college football season. We are fortunate to include some great college towns in our communities. Have you been to all of them?

Athens, GA

Just a short drive from Atlanta, Athens boasts one of the top universities in Georgia and a robust pride for the Bulldogs and their town. The iconic stadium “Between the Hedges,” the mascot, Uga, and the Dawg Walk are all part of what make football traditions special in Athens.

Charleston, SC

Home to College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern, Charleston, SC is topping a lot of lists as a place to visit, but it’s on our list as a great college town. From the picturesque cistern at CofC to the historical buildings of the Citadel to the football stadium at Charleston Southern, there’s always something happening for college students.

Columbia, SC

Merging a thriving city with a large state school is what Columbia has been doing for years and the recent upswing in culture and entertainment makes the city even more popular. With a nationally recognized mascot, tailgating and the perfect place to start a career, Columbia is a top notch college town.

Greenville, SC

Greenville’s cultural upswing in the past several years has been supported by the active campuses of Furman University and other local schools. The proximity to the mountains and big city attractions in Atlanta, give Greenville the perfect college getaway location.

Conway, SC

Conway has gotten a lot of attention after Coastal Carolina’s Cinderella win in the College World Series. Located just inland from the bustling downtown of Myrtle Beach, Conway offers a small town college getaway with access to big town amenities.

Clemson, SC

Small town meets a big school rivalry at Clemson University. Nestled into the foothills of South Carolina, Clemson thrives in athletic and scholastic achievement. Fans of the Tigers show up for their teams and their tailgating traditions are a highlight of football season.

As far as college towns go, our communities offer a variety of fans, traditions and teams. South State is proud to support all of our community’s teams.