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Old 06-28-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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I have lived in Columbus, MS since 1958 except for 2 years in Augusta, GA, and 2 years in the military. My dad retired from Colulumbus AFB, and so he bought a house and here we were. I have lived in Arizona, Georgia (twice), Oklahoma, North Carolina, New Jersey, and was stationed in Asia. Of all the places I would rate Columbus the lowest and I would rather go back and live in any of the other places then Columbus. For goodness sakes, visit here and take a hard look at the availability or lack thereof of the finer things in life..... do not make a mistake and move to this place....
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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I have lived in Columbus, MS since 1958 except for 2 years in Augusta, GA, and 2 years in the military. My dad retired from Colulumbus AFB, and so he bought a house and here we were. I have lived in Arizona, Georgia (twice), Oklahoma, North Carolina, New Jersey, and was stationed in Asia. Of all the places I would rate Columbus the lowest and I would rather go back and live in any of the other places then Columbus. For goodness sakes, visit here and take a hard look at the availability or lack thereof of the finer things in life..... do not make a mistake and move to this place....
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I am not native to this area, but I do think that Columbus has some nice things going for it. In addition to new industry, restaurants, and (hopefully) shopping, there is a burgeoning arts scene here. I've heard a few people describe Columbus as "Mayberry"; I probably wouldn't go that far, but it does have the potential. There are some here that would try to stir up racial strife, but in general, people of all races get along ok.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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I grew up in Florida (Ft. Myers), and my family is from Florida for four generations. I currently live the in the Ft. Lauderdale area. However, I also have lived in various Mississippi cities for 14 years, and graduated from a Mississippi university. I would disagree that Boca Raton is "paradise." It's paradise if you like snooty people, high cost of living, regulations out the wazoo, rudeness, condo commandos and obnoxious northerners with an extreme sense of entitlement. Give me laidback, friendly Mississippi anytime!
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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I would say, I could not agree with you more. I guess that the problem with some people is that when they move somewhere, they have to take themselves!
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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Look--I think you really have to make a decision based on what you are looking for. Have you visited the family in Columbus? What do you want?
Night life? Restaurants? Shopping? Social life with nightclubs, choice of films, active interest groups of all kinds like sports, sailing clubs, tennis club, people from all walks of life etc. then you aren't going to get it in Columbus except for the garden club, the book club, family and the university activities.

However, that Florida scene can get old real fast. My parents lived in Boca and got out after the traffic became impossible, the scenery was eaten up by development, and the general inconvenience of long lines and waits for eveything took the fun out of stuff. The cost of a golf game was exorbitant.

But you are young and single. Would you be interested in another town in Mississippi or Alabama that would get you out of the commotion that is Boca and nearer to family and also afford more choices and a more active youthful lifestyle? Birmingham, Fairhope, DeSoto County, Jackson, Hattiesburg, or Tupelo? I am not recommending them--but maybe if you are interested someone would chime in about them as possibilities.
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