Miami University’s hometown, Oxford, top college town in U.S.

It’s been a banner year of national recognition for Butler County’s Miami University. The latest honor comes from a study cited by Forbes magazine, which picked the school’s Oxford campus community as America’s best, small college town. Samantha Bettinger walks with McCormick Lucke and her Maltese Yorkie, Lu Lu, along High Street in October in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF OXFORD It’s been a banner year of national recognition for Butler County’s Miami University. The latest acclaim comes courtesy of a study cited by Forbes magazine that declared Miami’s Oxford city community the nation’s “Best College Town.” It’s the most recent publicity for the county’s largest employer and one of the most academically prestigious universities in America. Miami’s long-standing and close relationship to adjacent Oxford may be something the nation is discovering, but it’s old news for school officials. “Miami and Oxford have a mutually beneficial relationship,” said Miami spokeswoman Claire Wagner. “With the excitement of academic discovery and events and the energy of college students blending in a cozy, well-managed town that cares for its residents, it’s no wonder that Oxford was recognized as the Best College Town in the U.S. We already knew that,” Wagner said. Forbes cites...

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