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August 13, 2021

Benefits of Living In a College Town

Aerial view of new home communities in a college town

When you think of living in a college town, you might have fond flashbacks to the four (give or take) years you spent pursuing an education in a town you temporarily called home. But who’s to say you can’t enjoy living in a college town when you’re not a student? Mungo Homes is proud to build our signature new-construction communities with sought-after floor plans and features in major college towns throughout North and South Carolina. If you’re considering making the move to Columbia, The Triad, Raleigh or Durham, read on for all the benefits you can experience when living in a college town.  

An abundance of activities  

Colleges place a heavy focus on activities and attractions to keep their students, faculty and visitors entertained, much to the benefit of residents living around them. College athletics are an obvious standout, as you can enjoy watching games from the stadium or at a nearby sports bar as often as you’d like. Whether you’re already a fan from going to school in the town you live or have adopted the team as your own since moving, cheering them on will always help you feel more connected to your community. 

Aside from sports, college towns often have an amazing restaurant and bar scene. On campus, residents can snag affordable tickets to concerts, film screenings, art shows and plays put on by students. No matter how you’re looking to spend time in your town, areas on and around campus will offer plenty of things to do. 

Enjoy more diversity and culture  

Universities recruit students, faculty and staff from all over the world—creating higher percentages of diverse populations throughout the surrounding town. Living in a college town means you’ll have the opportunity to interact with people of all backgrounds, of all ages and all walks of life. 

Ample employment opportunities  

In college towns across the country, the university is often a major—if not the largest—employer in the area. You don’t need to be a professor to secure a stellar job at a university, as there’s plenty of positions ranging from research and finance to marketing and sales. Schools also attract other businesses to the area, creating even more job opportunities for residents at corporations, manufacturing companies, healthcare facilities and more. 

Lower cost of living 

Lastly, the cost of living in a college town is typically lower than other major metropolitan areas and the United States as a whole. For example, Columbia comes in four percentage points below the average for South Carolina and over 15 for the United States. A lower cost of living means your dollar will go that much further when purchasing a new-construction home in your ideal neighborhood. 

Mungo Homes communities 

Moving to a college town has its perks, whether you’re an alumnus of the area school or not. When you’re not out enjoying the entertainment and meeting new people, residents can look forward to time spent at home. Mungo Homes has been building high-quality houses and desirable communities for decades, and owning one will make life in a college town that much better. With the floor plans, features and personalization options that today’s homebuyers are looking for, it won’t take long to find your dream home in a college town. 

To learn more about our existing inventory and upcoming communities, contact Mungo Homes via our online contact form today or call one of the regional offices listed in the area of your choice.

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