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Old 05-22-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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Default how are the small towns outside Memphis?

I am thinking about moving my family to Tennessee in Sept., and have been looking online for a home in the Selmer-Bon Aqua-Bolivar area. Maybe someone here can help me out with info about any small towns in the area.

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Old 05-22-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Not sure. I think this one might need to be moved to the TN general forum. That way the TN forum as a whole can view and possibly assist.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Olive Branch, Mississippi
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Olive Branch is fabulous. It's Mayberry RFD
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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I would not recommend Bolivar. It's a small town, but it is far from quaint. Selmer has a bit more charm. However, it is somewhat removed from civilization. It's a good 45 minutes from Jackson, which is the nearest decent-sized town, and it's almost as far to Corinth, which is a small town that has a little more than Selmer.

If I were looking to live in a small town in West Tennessee, I would pick Henderson, which is in Chester County. (And not just because my family lives there.) It has its own charm, a decent-sized college, and is only ten minutes from Jackson--the only place in West Tennessee outside of Memphis where you can actually find a job that doesn't involve fast food or convenience stores.

A few other nice, charming towns in West Tennessee that I like are Huntingdon, McKenzie, Paris, and Martin. However, all of these have limited employment prospects.

Best wishes.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Olive Branch is fabulous. It's Mayberry RFD
More like cookie-cutter suburban sprawl as far as the eye can see.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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thank you...just the kind of info I needed. I will look into your suggestions asap.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Olive Branch is fabulous. It's Mayberry RFD
While Olive Branch is attractive, it's certainly not a small town anymore; it's a suburb.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Olive Branch, Mississippi
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While Olive Branch is attractive, it's certainly not a small town anymore; it's a suburb.

That's probably true I guess but 18 months ago I bought a 2,500 sq foot 5 bedroom 2.5 bath house in a great neighborhood for 180K.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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That's probably true I guess but 18 months ago I bought a 2,500 sq foot 5 bedroom 2.5 bath house in a great neighborhood for 180K.

I'm not denying that. However, a good value on a home purchase does not translate into "a small town".

When people refer to a small or rural town, they are typically referring to one whose businesses and residential areas are not part and parcel of a metropolis. A small town typically refers to a small, self-contained town not tied to another urban area.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Olive Branch, Mississippi
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I'm not denying that. However, a good value on a home purchase does not translate into "a small town".

When people refer to a small or rural town, they are typically referring to one whose businesses and residential areas are not part and parcel of a metropolis. A small town typically refers to a small, self-contained town not tied to another urban area.
LOL! Sorry, I don't know the precise wording. I know that where I live feels like a small town to me. I've lived in small towns - Lepanto, Arkansas is a small town and I spent several very long years there.

As for cookie cutter. There is one other house that looks like it has the same floorplan as mine in about a square half mile radius or so (I'm not being precise, cut me some slack). Most of the houses back up to a golf course in my area and are very unique.

My sister lives in one of those cookie-cutter subdivisions though so I know what you are talking about. Still, her house is nice and was a bargain too.

I can find no bad points about Olive Branch.
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