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Old 08-15-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I see that some towns are growing pretty good, so what is up with the growth? What attracts people to MS, I've only stopped for a few in a couple of the towns but I havent really seen too much of MS.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: In The Deep Blue Sea
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I would say it's the affordable houses and the friendly people that live in Mississippi. I have never been to Mississippi, but I would say this is why from what I have read on city-data.

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Old 08-15-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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NE Miss, in particular, is seeing some good job growth with industries like Toyota and Peterbilt building large factories. That, plus the low cost of housing is making people look twice at this area.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:27 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Great places, people, food, weather, scenery, literary heritage, music heritage, coastal areas, beautiful forests, genuine kindness of southerners, hominy, brown gravy, fishing places, cool winters, green summers, william faulkner, eudora welty, elvis presley, jimmy buffet, oxford, biloxi, tea -sweet or un, Ole Miss, Meridian, Laurel, etc, etc. How muh doin'?
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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I see that some towns are growing pretty good, so what is up with the growth? What attracts people to MS, I've only stopped for a few in a couple of the towns but I havent really seen too much of MS.
Cheap land and affordable housing.

Do you realize a $3 million house in Southern California would
cost about $600,000 in the Metro Jackson/Hinds County area?

Like California, it's "mostly" warm in Mississippi for most of the year.

It's not over crowded.

Many people want to go somewhere and "mellow out."

Mississippi is a good place for people Post-40 to start doing that.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Great places, people, food, weather, scenery, literary heritage, music heritage, coastal areas, beautiful forests, genuine kindness of southerners, hominy, brown gravy, fishing places, cool winters, green summers, william faulkner, eudora welty, elvis presley, jimmy buffet, oxford, biloxi, tea -sweet or un, Ole Miss, Meridian, Laurel, etc, etc. How muh doin'?
Not too well if you belive all that.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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Alot of people come here to retire. Apparently Southaven was voted one of the best places to retire by somebody (I know this because one of my husband's workers moved here from Hawaii because of this). I think what attracts people most, as many of you have mentioned, is the affordable housing and the low cost of living.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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I see that some towns are growing pretty good, so what is up with the growth? What attracts people to MS, I've only stopped for a few in a couple of the towns but I havent really seen too much of MS.

My family and I moved here several months ago and coming from Chicago I can honestly say, the quality of life here is substantially better. Less stress, big time. You get more for your money with housing, food, gas, entertainment and the booming industry here with all of the Fortune 500 Corporations that have left the north and moved here, our timing was perfect. I landed the job of a lifetime as well as my husband and we are just so happy to be here and wish we had moved here sooner. I highly recommend the Northern Mississippi area if you are planning to move here. There are so many new housing developments, it was hard for us to choose. Not to mention the weather is paradise compared to Chicago.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:34 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Not too well if you belive all that.

Have you ever been to Mississippi or are you just trolling this thread?

Everything is real. Eat my grits, yankee!
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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thats another thing, someone on one of these forums told me if I move to the South people will call me a yankee or a yank, but I dont even know what that is besides the New York Yankees baseball team but Im from New Mexico.
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