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Old 11-16-2006, 12:48 PM
 
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Hi All,

I'm thinking of moving to Vicksburg. I've lived most of my life in the upper Midwest (love the winters and I know I will miss them down south buy hey - early spring is good too!), and the mid-Atlantic.

I was in Vicksburg about a year ago for 4 months, during winter of all times so I missed the heat and humidity but also didn't think the temperary gig could become a good career move so I didn't bother checking out any real estate, or neighborhoods or apt. complexes, etc. I was staying at a B&B during the time I was there.

My big questions to the group are: does anyone have recommendations on places to rent (I hate complexes but sometimes you have to do what you have to do) or buy (prefer once spring comes and more houses are on the market). I know the Marcus Bottoms area is not good.

Secondly, I bike to work here; even in winter - even in the dark. Is it going to be safe to cycle in Vicksburg - not so much from having someone jump out of the bushes at me (but one has to think about that everywhere) as much as from will drivers even be looking for a cyclist in the pre-dawn darkness?

I'm lucky here because I take the bike path for the majority of the time.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You'll be disappointed in Vicksburg. Believe me. Look to North Mississippi near Memphis or the Coast so you can find something to do.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:37 PM
 
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Vicksburg?? No... stay away, stay very far away. I lived there for 7 years and it was horrible. They are still fighting the Civil War. No tolerance and the people are like robots - doing what they do - no thinking - just moving. It's a nightmare. The casinos brought in so much crime that businesses and stores are leaving right and left. And the flooding! OMG... I can't tell you how many times homes were flooded out when the river would rise, especially the Halls Ferry area. Look at places in Northeast MS but stay away from the SW area. My parents live there and Katrina brought in so much crime it is unreal... home invasions, drugs, you name it. Katrina shook up all those folks in the bayous of LA and they all came to MS. What a mess.
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Interesting. Thanks for the opinions. However, if I move to MS, the job is in Vicksburg so I'll have to live somewhere in SW MS. Would Clinton be better?
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:16 PM
 
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Clinton is a good choice or anywhere between Clinton and V'burg like Bovina, Edwards or Flowers. Good luck!
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:17 AM
 
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Flooding??? Only if you live between the levee and the river... get real.
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Vicksburg?? No... stay away, stay very far away. I lived there for 7 years and it was horrible. They are still fighting the Civil War. No tolerance and the people are like robots - doing what they do - no thinking - just moving. It's a nightmare. The casinos brought in so much crime that businesses and stores are leaving right and left. And the flooding! OMG... I can't tell you how many times homes were flooded out when the river would rise, especially the Halls Ferry area. Look at places in Northeast MS but stay away from the SW area. My parents live there and Katrina brought in so much crime it is unreal... home invasions, drugs, you name it. Katrina shook up all those folks in the bayous of LA and they all came to MS. What a mess.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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Unhappy moving to Vicksburg

Just ran across your post and I am sure you have already settled somewhere, but I need to respond to two of the comments. First of all, I have been here 25 years and find vicksburg a very friendly community. It is not ideal for riding bikes, but there are places nearby that are great roadtrips for bike rides. It only floods in a small neighborhood, most of the city is built on bluffs and hills. We don't have more crime than anywhere else. A lot depends on if you are looking for schools, ect.... I would not recommend that you move to Clinton based on two people's comments. Check it out for yourself. The casinos have brought some problems, but the benefits outweigh them in my opinion. They have provided jobs and an increase in tax base that has allowed our community to build new parks and add landscaping. The taxes have also contributed to our schools. Vicksburg is not a bad place to live. The people that are unhappy here, would be unhappy anywhere. "Wherever you go, there you are."
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Flooding??? Only if you live between the levee and the river... get real.
Two areas - Hamilton Heights and the Halls Ferry area floods all the time. Personal friends have horror stories.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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Thumbs down Are You Insane?????

I JUST MOVED HERE FROM CHICAGO AND HATE IT!!! CANT BIKERIDE BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT SHOULDERS ON THE ROAD TO RIDE ON. THE HORNETS BOTH BLACK AND RED WILL HAVE YOU RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE AFTER THE WEATHER GET WARM. EVERYBODY KNOWS EVERYBODY; GOD HELP YOU IF HAVE A DISPUTE WITH SOMEONE AND THEIR CRAZY RELATIVE CONFRONTS YOU!!! SMALL TOWN, SMALL MINDS, IN SHORT IT SUCKS!! THERE IS NOTHING TO DO BUT GO TO THE BOATS AND HOPE YOU DONT GET MUGGED AS YOU RUN FOR DEAR LIFE TO THE CAR!!! JACKSON IS A REAL HELLHOLE. THE CRIME RATE IS OUT OF SIGHT!! ITS WORST THAN LIVING IN THE HOOD IN CHICAGO!!! OH AND THE MOVIE THEATER CLOSED AT CHRISTMAS AFTER AN PATRON GOT STABBED IN THE THEATER. YOU ARE A FOOL IF YOU COME HERE. I WOULD CUT OFF MY LITTLE FINGER TO BE BACK IN CHICAGO AGAIN!!!
IF YOU DO DECIDE TO MOVE TO THIS HELL HOLE, I WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD, YOU WILL NEED IT!!!!
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Vicksburg isn't that bad. It's beautiful. But it is far from much.

Not alot to do. Great if you're an outdoorsman!
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