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Old 02-05-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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The best place to live in Mississippi is in Atlanta, GA.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Central Arkansas
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The best place to live in Mississippi is in Atlanta, GA.
Gets boring under that troll bridge after a while, doesn't it?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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I would suggest either Ocean Springs or D'Iberville. Both are very nice towns with alot if businesses and Ocean Springs is one of the best school districts on the coast. Not sure how D'Iberville schools are but have never heard anything bad. Ocean Springs has a beach and D'Iberville is right across the bridge from Biloxi beach. I personally love D'Iberville. Not as big as Ocean Springs but has more shopping and activities (in my opinion) then Ocean Springs. Gulfport and Biloxi are the largest, busiest towns on the coast and are only short drives from the places I mentioned. Since You have children I would strongly suggest not going any further east then Ocean Springs (Gautier, Pascagoula, Moss Point) Worst schools on the coast (in my opinion) If you'd like to be in a more country setting I would suggest Hurley/Wade or Vancleave. Country setting, neither have fast food places (except for Subways) no Walmart but both have grocery stores and Dollar stores and CVS store, but aren't far from larger towns with all of that. Jackson County school district is good also.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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I would suggest either Ocean Springs or D'Iberville. Both are very nice towns with alot if businesses and Ocean Springs is one of the best school districts on the coast. Not sure how D'Iberville schools are but have never heard anything bad. Ocean Springs has a beach and D'Iberville is right across the bridge from Biloxi beach. I personally love D'Iberville. Not as big as Ocean Springs but has more shopping and activities (in my opinion) then Ocean Springs. Gulfport and Biloxi are the largest, busiest towns on the coast and are only short drives from the places I mentioned. Since You have children I would strongly suggest not going any further east then Ocean Springs (Gautier, Pascagoula, Moss Point) Worst schools on the coast (in my opinion) If you'd like to be in a more country setting I would suggest Hurley/Wade or Vancleave. Country setting, neither have fast food places (except for Subways) no Walmart but both have grocery stores and Dollar stores and CVS store, but aren't far from larger towns with all of that. Jackson County school district is good also.

I live in Gautier. I love Gautier. Gautier has one of the best school systems on the Gulf Coast and is part of the Jackson County School District. (Their students rate high, their sports teams rank high, their schools are all modern, newly built with the best of everything). The Gautier City administration has just announced that Walmart's has agreed to build in downtown Gautier at the Singing River Mall area, as have several other restaurants, and businesses. The mall is set for a $90,000,000.00 remodel and upgrade. Gautier has many fast foods, dollar stores, new restaurants, and new Walgreens and Fred's. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is located right downtown in Gautier. The states largest employer (Huntington/Ingalls Shipbuilding) is located only 3 miles from Gautier. Gautier is only 15 to 20 minutes from Biloxi's Casinos and Beaches. A new medical complex is being built. Downtown Gautier is being improved everyday with it's $6,000,000.00 grant for its new "Street Scapes" which also includes a 32 acre town green, with will have many things, including an amphitheater. Gautier will unveil it's 45 ft tall "Nature's Playground" sculpture with fountain and huge native wildlife and sealife sculpted in copper, topped with lighted stained glass globe. (Unveiling will be on March 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM). Gautier has just dedicated it's Veteran's Tribute Tower and Walk of Honor in front of Gautier City hall. American Veteran's or their family or friends can contact Gautier City Hall to have an engraved brick layed in the "Walk of Honor" . This monument is for ALL veterans, from all wars, from all states. It is one of only seven such towers in the United States. We have had veterans from as far west as California, as far north as New Jersey, as far east as North Carolina, and as far south as Texas, have their lasting memorial placed in the "Walk of Honor".
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I would chose the coast or Natchez if I was forced to live there.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:58 AM
 
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It ain't the heat, it's the humidity, but it's worse in some cities. I always liked the Gulfport/Biloxi/Ocean Springs areas. Coastal people are more laid back, and less "Southern" in the bad, stereotype way. When I lived there, driving 10 miles in a Northern direction felt like the back woods to me. There's beaches, stuff to do, good schools, restaurants, night clubs w/ great music. I once drove through some little hick town about 30 miles up from Biloxi and ordered a beer to go w/ my food in a restaurant and I thought they were going to throw me out. Bad vibe city. Who knew it was a "dry" county? I like Oxford too for different reasons.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Tupelo or Desoto county by far!
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Most elegant neighborhoods: Laurel, Brookhaven, Natchez, Oxford, Belhaven, Eastover, and Pass Christian
Prettiest countryside: McComb, Natchez, Meridian, and Hattiesburg

Best downtowns: Oxford and Ocean Springs
Wealthiest: Madison, Ridgeland, Oxford and Hattiesburg

Most beautiful setting: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Ocean Springs, Vicksburg, Natchez, and Iuka
Most fun: Biloxi, Oxford

Best location: Diamondhead, Biloxi
Best economy: DeSoto County, Oxford, Madison, Brandon, Hattiesburg, Tupelo

Up and coming: Starkville and Columbus, Pearl River County
Most true Mississippi: Greenwood, Oxford, Natchez, Vicksburg

Best kept secret: Corinth, Hernando, Tupelo, New Albany, Booneville, Kosciusko, Brookhaven, Magnolia
Best downtown revivals: Gulfport, Tupelo, Fondren

Most beloved spot: Mississippi State
Coolest people: Millsaps
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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GG,

Are you against all "foreigners" coming to Mississippi, like Indian doctors and motel owners and Fillipino nurses?
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Starkville, MS & Nashville
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Brickpatio sums it up nicely. I don't like living in Mississippi TBH but there are some nice little towns here and there, despite being the location of Ole Miss Oxford is wonderful! Another surprisingly pretty town is Kosciusko.
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