Take a moment to think about the towns and cities in South Dakota where colleges are located. There's Mitchell, Madison, Yankton, Spearfish, Rapid City, Watertown, Aberdeen, Brookings, Sioux Falls, just to name a few. All are very nice cities with their own unique appeal.

College Ranker has chosen the Top 50 best college towns to live in forever. They said college towns have thriving economies and culture and that is what makes them perfect for a long-term commitment to the area.

The website chose Vermillion, South Dakota as one of the best college towns to live in forever. The town of nearly 11,000 citizens came in at #45. Here's what the website had to say about the home of the University of South Dakota.

Vermillion is located in the southeastern corner of South Dakota, and is the location of the University of South Dakota. As the tenth largest city in the state, Vermillion offers a great small town atmosphere with a metropolitan feel. The city is rich in historical treasures including the National Music Museum on the USD campus. Vermillion houses a gorgeous 34-acre park on the banks of the Missouri River where visitors can walk the three mile trail and go camping. USD is a division 1 athletics school that is part of the NCAA. In fact, the men’s track and field team secured the 2014 Summit League Championship. USD is known for programs in psychology, political science, biology, and art.

You can see the entire Top 50 here.