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America's Best College Towns: Lexington, VA

Andre Jenny / Alamy

No. 14 Lexington, VA

Lexington is the kind of place you visit and find yourself picturing your life there. It’s not so much the “wow” factor as it is the “ahh” factor. With tree-lined streets, quaint downtown, old-school haunts like Hull’s Drive-In Movie Theater, and small-town parades down Main Street, this place just feels so livable. It’s also big on culture, thanks to Washington and Lee University. Catch a bluegrass show at Clark’s Ole Time Music Center or browse downtown’s art galleries.

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