Corvallis a top-10 college town

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Corvallis is No. 6 on a list of Top 10 College Towns compiled by Livability.com.

The website spotlights small communities and produces multiple lists that focus on quality of life, vacation and employment opportunities.

To develop its third annual list of top college towns, Livability.com editors considered factors including cost of living, walkability, ratio of students to residents, and the economic impact the school has on the city.

Of Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, Livability noted its "artistic vibe and natural feel;" abundance of local food, outdoor activities and live music; and its proximity to the coast. Francescos Gelato, Squirrel's Tavern and the Corvallis Farmers Market were named as "Don't Miss" locations.

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