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Old 01-07-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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Vicksburg my favorite Mississippi town. Not as ghetto as Natchez or Jackson.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Vicksburg my favorite Mississippi town. Not as ghetto as Natchez or Jackson.
Are you serious? Vicksburg? That city is SOO far gone, so far down hill now. Nothing there at all...at least Jackson has some nice suburbs.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia State
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As a Mississippian, here are the best places in the state for living:

Southaven, Olive Branch, and Hernando - Good suburbs commutable to Memphis. Senatobia can be a great exurb of Memphis if you don't mind living that far.

Oxford - Great college town if you are into small towns.

Tupelo and Hattiesburg - They are great medium-sized cities with generally good economies.

Starkville/Columbus - I am personally not into this city but I heard it's a great college town to live, work, and play for many.

Natchez - Historic small town; ideal for retirement. It may not be a good fit if you still want a part-time job during your retirement.

For Jackson Area, there are many good suburbs nearby, such as Madison, Ridgeland, Clinton, and Brandon.

Gulf Coast Region - Cities and towns on the Gulf Coast are coming back after Katrina. My favorites are Biloxi and Gulfport. Others are too small for me. Many people like Bay St. Louis/Pass Christian, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula.

*I would avoid the rest of the state, especially the Delta.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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*I would avoid the rest of the state, especially the Delta.
This is true. The rest of the state lives up to all the terrible Mississippi stereotypes you hear, and more.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The best place to move is where you can find a job!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs get my vote!
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Ocean Springs gets my vote! I currently live in Ohio and my son has lived in Ocean Springs for 7 years now. He is a band director in the OS school district. They boast some of the highest academic ratings in the state and also one of the best music departments in the state. Ocean Springs has a very diverse group of residents, lots of artists, restaurants, shops and the most beautiful downtown area. Of course the people are sooo friendly! After many visits I too want to live on the coast. Am currently working on plans to do so. Deciding on an apartment complex is my predicament now! I'll take any suggestions here also! Retired female, soon to be divorced and 2 pets I will also add Hattiesburg is great if you do not need the beach. Biloxi is full of activities.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: southern california
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near oxford.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Jackson County, MS
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Asking a question like that is kinda like asking whose Momma makes the best biscuits...hard to say without sampling them all. I have a friend with 50 acres and stocked fish ponds near Hattiesburg. It's nice, but he doesn't have Mother Ocean close by and he has to come visit me for good crawfish, too. Not much deer hunting here this close to the coast, so I go to his place in the fall. The towns I know best are on the coast, but Hattiesburg was nice the times I visited. And you never know, you might run into Brett Favre up there too.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Hattiesburg is a great town, mostly a college town due to the presence of The University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg has almost everything in the way of shopping and a lot of great neighborhoods in the area too.
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