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Old 04-02-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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Charlottesville, VA comes to mind. Absolutely ruined.
Are you being sarcastic, or has it really been ruined?
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Best town in Mississippi ?

West Point
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Default I've lived all over Mississippi

And here's my two cents. Stay in the coastal areas.

We lived in Brandon, MS and then moved to Jackson, MS's Reservoir area. It's nice but I don't like Jackson. The shopping is surprisingly good for the size town. Stuff is so run down in the downtown area; it's just awful.

Oxford is lovely, but I wouldn't want to live there because of all the socioeconomic snobbery that goes on there. Believe me, I can hang with the best of those types, but it really gets on your nerves after a while. I want to be friends with who I want to be friends with! Too small, but I like the downtown area. We lived in Clarksdale, MS. I remember having a maid and just that Delta bleakness. I wouldn't want to live up in that part of Mississippi.

Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis, MS are the best on the Coast. And if you are set on Mississipp- go there. Avoid Biloxi and especially Gulfport. Pascagoula is horrible- my dad has his office there. We lived above it for about a year. Terrible place. My hubby is from the Bay; I'm from Ocean Springs. We had great public schools(better ones in O.S.) and many wonderful days were spent sailing from the OS Yacht Club. There is an Air Force base nearby in Biloxi and so we would get a neat mix of friends from other places. The only draw back is shopping is terrible!!!! And the cities are all spread out over the Coast. It was hard to find a job close to where you lived. It's a neat artist community too. House prices have been overpriced due to the hurricane.

I live in Mobile, AL on the coast and I can tell you that I wouldn't live in any part of Mississippi. My husband was offered a great job in McComb, we looked around- no way!!!
Have you looked at Alabama at all? Yes, I'm a Mississippian but I really like Alabama better. Check out areas like Fairhope, AL or Spanish Fort, Alabama. They've got great schools and wonderful living over there. I live in Midtown, the historic part of beautiful Mobile, and we are committed to being over here but it's really nice across the bay.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Best town?
Soso.
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:09 AM
 
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Default THe Town to move to Would BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

TERRY MISSISSIPPI

Why because it still has that small town way of life. BUt yet it is close enough to Jackson, so you can visit the big city but not have to live there. They have pretty much all church dominations, Have a real good pastor at 1st Babtist. Have the best Fire department in the state in my opinion any way. Property is reasonable. School system is real good.Then there is the other point if you like the Big Easy your only 150 miles from New Orleans. Hurricanes well your so far inland that you mostly get a little wind and rain. As for tornados we have lived in the area near about 40 years you here tell of them cause they form to the south and then head north east towards Brandon Mississippi. Got any questions about the area drop a line on here and I'll see what I can do.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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And here's my two cents. Stay in the coastal areas.

We lived in Brandon, MS and then moved to Jackson, MS's Reservoir area. It's nice but I don't like Jackson. The shopping is surprisingly good for the size town. Stuff is so run down in the downtown area; it's just awful.

Oxford is lovely, but I wouldn't want to live there because of all the socioeconomic snobbery that goes on there. Believe me, I can hang with the best of those types, but it really gets on your nerves after a while. I want to be friends with who I want to be friends with! Too small, but I like the downtown area. We lived in Clarksdale, MS. I remember having a maid and just that Delta bleakness. I wouldn't want to live up in that part of Mississippi.

Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis, MS are the best on the Coast. And if you are set on Mississipp- go there. Avoid Biloxi and especially Gulfport. Pascagoula is horrible- my dad has his office there. We lived above it for about a year. Terrible place. My hubby is from the Bay; I'm from Ocean Springs. We had great public schools(better ones in O.S.) and many wonderful days were spent sailing from the OS Yacht Club. There is an Air Force base nearby in Biloxi and so we would get a neat mix of friends from other places. The only draw back is shopping is terrible!!!! And the cities are all spread out over the Coast. It was hard to find a job close to where you lived. It's a neat artist community too. House prices have been overpriced due to the hurricane.

I live in Mobile, AL on the coast and I can tell you that I wouldn't live in any part of Mississippi. My husband was offered a great job in McComb, we looked around- no way!!!
Have you looked at Alabama at all? Yes, I'm a Mississippian but I really like Alabama better. Check out areas like Fairhope, AL or Spanish Fort, Alabama. They've got great schools and wonderful living over there. I live in Midtown, the historic part of beautiful Mobile, and we are committed to being over here but it's really nice across the bay.

wow -you get around..just saw a listing in OXFORD - 1500 sq ft for 549k in town..cute but nothing special cottage not even with fixed over baths...what would that place cost in Midtown ya think? I don't like living around "look at me" new money...was hoping for a more Norman Rockwell time has not touched it kinda place..I am a writer so that was the appeal but I am NOT paying 500 sq ft for access to "cultcha" Seems I remember reading about the painted ladies (vicorians) somewhre in AL...will the humidity be worse in AL than Miss? How bad does the summer heat get where you're at ..I am from CT originally and live in TN now -summer here was my first -thy say it usually doesnt get THAT hot but boy did it..If I decided to slook around OXford to take advantage of the book world there, any ideas?
Any neat old towns in AL closest to the Oxford "lit" vibe?

thanks! you can PM if ya want..
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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wow- you


wow -you get around..just saw a listing in OXFORD - 1500 sq ft for 549k in town..cute but nothing special cottage not even with fixed over baths...what would that place cost in Midtown ya think? I don't like living around "look at me" new money...was hoping for a more Norman Rockwell time has not touched it kinda place..I am a writer so that was the appeal but I am NOT paying 500 sq ft for access to "cultcha" Seems I remember reading about the painted ladies (vicorians) somewhre in AL...will the humidity be worse in AL than Miss? How bad does the summer heat get where you're at ..I am from CT originally and live in TN now -summer here was my first -thy say it usually doesnt get THAT hot but boy did it..If I decided to slook around OXford to take advantage of the book world there, any ideas?
Any neat old towns in AL closest to the Oxford "lit" vibe?

thanks! you can PM if ya want..
You can avoid the high prices by living just outside of town, and you'd still only be five minutes away. Taylor is about 15 minutes south of Oxford and has the arts town vibe. Only about 200 people live there, but they are mostly artists. However, a developer is building a new urbanist neighborhood there and Southern Living is building an "Idea House," so high prices are headed there too. I'd suggest finding a house for rent just outside of Oxford.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: southern california
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oxford hands down but house prices are driving people south and way up in sardis area.
i wont be buyin anytime soon. my gosh its a better deal here by a long shot.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Default Oxford is great

I am a student of Ole Miss, and I have to admit every time I go back home to my Memphian suburb, I miss Oxford. There are around 45,000 people in my hometown. There are plenty of places to eat, plenty of shopping, (They are currently building a second Target on the Main strip that runs through my town). I live 15 minutes from Downtown Memphis, and this winter break I was bored out of my mind. I couldn't find much to do that was fulfilling. I missed the 18$ catfish at the downtown grill, I missed the Deuce at Ajax. I missed the smell of Jack Daniels, Bourbon, and Barbecue in the grove. I missed Oxford. I missed the natural beauty of the campus, with it's massive oak trees, and rolling hills. It's home. And it's springtime in Oxford, and it's probably the most beautiful place I've ever been. I love Oxford, and I'm not a frat-star. I was an emo kid in high school. Anybody could fall in love with this place, anybody who knows what beauty is about.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:45 AM
 
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Smile Looking At Moving To Grenada

Hello,

Hubby and I are thinking of moving to Mississippi. We both love the south and look forward to living there. I wonder if any one would know anything about Grenada Mississippi? I would enjoy reading any input anybody may want to offer.

Thank you

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