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Old 02-25-2020, 03:07 PM
 
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My boyfriend just got hired to work for a company in South Memphis. We value safety and cost of living very highly and want to be out of the city as much as possible. The safe suburbs of Memphis appear to be at least a 30-40 minute commute through the busy part of the city, where safe towns in Mississippi and Arkansas are only 20-minutes. We are wondering how the cost of living differs and what the best option would be. We understand how the taxing will work, and are okay with that. Does anyone work in Memphis but live in either MS or AR? We will have to buy new license and license plates and register our cars and everything because we are moving from Wisconsin. Please help steer us in the right direction!
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:31 PM
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I’d avoid Arkansas partly because there’s not much there at all.
South suburbs in Mississippi or east suburbs in Tennessee are your best bet.
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
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Horn Lake Would be the Closest drive to South Memphis but Southaven is only a little further, if you are sticking to the MS or AR suburbs than I would Choose Southaven it's A great place to raise a family and is one of the Central nodes of the Metro Area and everything that comes with,
on the other Hand I think Horn Lake is slightly cheaper

Only thing About the Arkansas side is that you would have to Cross the Bridge (Over the mississippi river) Everyday, think about that if it snows or Road Closures etc but Lots of People do it....also the Mississippi side, DeSoto County in particular feels safer and more prosperous than the Arkansas side

If you live in Mississippi but work in TN you may have to File a State AND Federal Tax return,. Just living and working in Tennessee you just have to file a Federal Tax return
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I'd suggest Tennessee just due to no state income tax. May not sound like a lot of money, but it adds up and you'd be surprised.

Look at Millington--it might work. Median rents are just $888/month.

https://www.niche.com/places-to-live...ton-shelby-tn/
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I strongly suggest Desoto County, particularly Hernando area. If you visit, you'll see for yourself.

As far as the state income tax, yes, you have to pay that in Mississippi but you pay less overall for cost of living. Living in Tennessee is more expensive due to sales taxes, property taxes and everything in between. Do not let the state income tax be the determining factor.

There is a reason Desoto County (and Tate County) is growing the way it is. If your job is in south Memphis, it's a no brainer.
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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East Memphis is probably the way to go. You find reasonable priced homes and you can be away from the railroad and the air traffic which is a huge issue in my opinion in Midtown.

20 minutes drive is nothing in Memphis.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Crosstown *****
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Midtown...
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:36 PM
 
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East Memphis is probably the way to go. You find reasonable priced homes and you can be away from the railroad and the air traffic which is a huge issue in my opinion in Midtown.

20 minutes drive is nothing in Memphis.
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Midtown...
They specifically wanted to be out of the city though.


With a job site in South Memphis, southern DeSoto County is probably their best bet.
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:58 AM
 
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I strongly suggest Desoto County, particularly Hernando area. If you visit, you'll see for yourself.

As far as the state income tax, yes, you have to pay that in Mississippi but you pay less overall for cost of living. Living in Tennessee is more expensive due to sales taxes, property taxes and everything in between. Do not let the state income tax be the determining factor.

There is a reason Desoto County (and Tate County) is growing the way it is. If your job is in south Memphis, it's a no brainer.

I live in Southaven, and agree 100% with this.
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