julesm2200 wrote:I've always wondered why people hate on Ithaca more than say Ann Arbor or Durham. They are all relatively small(er) towns. So is there really THAT much more to do in Ann Arbor than in Ithaca?
Yes there is.
I was in Ithaca for 7 years and I'm on 2 years in Ann Arbor. There IS that much more to do here in AA.
Don't get me wrong...I actually really like Ithaca. It helped that I played a lot of ultimate which is really popular in both places. There are some really good options for most things in Ithaca (bars/restaurants etc) it's just that the number of options are quite limited. Take shopping for example....your options are pretty much Wegmans (high end), Tops (middle) or P&C (low).
You like mall-type shopping? There's pretty much ONE place to go...and it's tiny.
Additionally, if you're a sports fan in Ithaca you're pretty much sunk unless you really like hockey.
The vibe in both towns is somewhat similar. The one difference is that there is a much better town-gown relationship in Ann Arbor than in Ithaca.
One thing I have to say though....Ithaca is MUCH BETTER when it comes to snow removal on the roads than Ann Arbor or Michigan in general.
That having been said, if I hadn't spent so much time in Ithaca already I would have no problem going to law school there. It's a really nice place to spend a few years....I just don't think I would want to live there forever.