When I moved to Colorado for college five years ago, one of the things I loved about Fort Collins was how it had a little bit for everyone.

It was very clearly a college town if you stayed in the relative area of campus and campus west. It felt like a great place for families and the high schools are incredible. But it also somehow felt like a great place to retire and live a slower life later in life!

So, the question always popped in my head: how do people really feel about their "family" town being slightly overrun by college students?

According to a survey from rehabs.com, the relationship really isn't all that bad!

The survey found that Colorado locals rank their overall relationship with college students at seven out of ten.

The only negative comment they've had about sharing a town with college students is when it comes to drinking.

American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers

College tends to have the reputation of being synonymous with heavy drinking, and half the people who took the survey said they have had a bad experience with college kids when they've been drunk.

Ironically, however, Fort Collins is still continually awarded for being the best college town, as well as one of the top places to retire. So, it's pretty good that all things considered, all respective groups get along.

However, with all of that being said, Colorado is still one of the higher-ranked states in terms of community and college students' relationships.

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