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Old 02-06-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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What is the best out of the three? A place you can take walks at night with your kids and feel safe?
I like Hernando but my husband is set on looking for houses in Horn lake, Southaven, and Olive branch (closer to work).
Does anyone have any input on these three places? Pros, Cons?
And another question... I have heard that these places get crime spill over from Memphis. Well what is the difference of the crime rather than Germantown or Collierville an area IN Memphis (is it worse, better, same)? Does that make sense?

Thanks so much for any help.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Horn Lake seems to be the nicer area, I grew up wandering around on my grandparents 150 acreas on the corner of Hurt and Horn Lake Road. Everything is now new and her house is now in the middle of a congested four way, the house is now for sale with 5 acreas left, zoned for comercial. I couldn't believe this was the same wooded area I once rode my horse on and played in my grandmother's huge grapevine. The same thing with Plum Point. That used to be my friends grandfather's cattle farm. Now it is a huge subdivision and Mall location. Yes I would say Horn Lake is the place to move if you are wanting newer nicer looking neighborhoods and I know the schools were good back in the day. Back in the day when Horn Lake was like "living in the county".

I left "the city", Memphis, years ago for the country life. There are still alot of other little towns close by that you can comute to Memphis. Piperton, and down Highway 72 there are plenty of small town, feel safe, towns to live in. Try looking around 25 to 30 minutes down Highway 72 and Hwy 57. LaGrange tn is a lovely town just 35 minutes from Collierville. Moscow, Middleton, Piperton, tn. You should take a drive and look around as to what the small towns outside of Memphis have to offer. Highway 72, 57, or 64 are nice straight routes. The communte is not that bad either with all new four lane highways being built, you can be in Memphis or Jackson tn in . Ms. has some nice towns too. Walnut, Ashland, Slayden. Check out all the possabilities. You can still live in a small town, and enjoy lots of land, lakeviews, long walks, no city bussle, but you will still have to drive into the big towns. You probably won't want to unless, you have to, though.

O Yea, that corner lot in Horn Lake, that I loved so much as a child, was worth $75,000.00 30 years agoand is now worth $350,000.00. You might want to make an investment outside the city limits. It seems to pay off. People are getting away from the city. If it long walks you want. Make your own nature walk on your own land, just visit the city when neccesarry and enjoy a life without worrying about crime. The way Horn Lake used to be.

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Old 02-08-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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If you are worried about the crime rate, I would contact the local police departments and ask. All 3 towns have had tremendous population increases in the past 15 years. They all have neighborhoods with new homes and parks. The same house Olive Branch or Southaven is going to be more expensive than Horn Lake. All 3 cities are part of the Desoto County school system. The school system is set up for students to attend their neighborhood school. They have a website but its against the rules for me to put it here. Just google Desoto County MS schools. You can also find area information on my website.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Yes, all of north MS gets crime spillover from Memphis. But the local PD catches the bad guys and sends them to prison. Memphis PD sometimes gets the bad guys but they are out on bail before the cops finish their paperwork. (I know this isn't always the case but if you follow the news it does seem that way a lot of the time)

Most of the crime spillover is a quick grab for money. A bank or convenience store robbery and get back across the state line. There have been some home break-ins but those are rare.

As for feeling safe, my wife and I walk in our neighborhood from spring to fall. We are always on the lookout for a teen in a speeding car but that is the only thing I worry about. Most of the time I am on the lookout for the local herd of deer.

To narrow things down, where is the location of the job? What is your budget for the house? Kids and school? That should narrow things down a little.

-Robert
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I am currently moving away from Southaven, and I live in Colonial Hills (if anybody is looking for an inexpensive house, let me know).

My street is really nice and quiet, and the local elementary (Hope Sullivan) is really great, but the secondary school, Southaven, we haven't been very happy with (but this is only its first year - perhaps it will improve over time).

if I had to do it over again, I'd live over in the area that goes to DeSoto Central schools - some best rated on Great Schools.net in the district. That's over on the east side of Southaven or the west side of Olive Branch (say, along Getwell Road south of Goodman).

If you don't have kids, all three communities have their good points and bad points. IMHO, Horn Lake is a little older and seems more run down than Southaven, but it could just be the Goodman corridor. Southaven is a mixed bag - big as it is, it has good areas and bad areas, but I live in a so-called "bad" area and have never had a lick of trouble at all (it's just an older area, full of young families and retirees and affordable housing).

However, I do think it boils down to where you work - commute times can vary GREATLY depending on where you're going.

I like Olive Branch a lot. I love their older town square.

Have you considered Hernando? It's pretty neat down there and the schools are good.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Why are you moving from south haven and how far is it from horn lake?
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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Germantown and Collierville aren't actually in Memphis, they are in Shelby County though. Each is its own incorporated town that will never be able to become a part of Memphis (which is why they incorporated). As such, they have their own police departments and do a heck of a job keeping crime out of the area. With the higher home prices, the towns take in more in property taxes, so they have more money to spend on their police departments. The crime in Collierville is almost nil, and Germantown just has a tiny bit more.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Hi,
My sister and her family moved to Southaven from Massachusetts about three years ago. Her husband's company relocated there and made him an offer he could not refuse.
I have been down to visit several times since she moved and I have been impressed with the Desoto County area in general. There are many, many new subdivisions with a range of house styles/prices/neighborhoods. I guess you would have to say there is a little something for everyone.
In Southaven, where they bought their home, both the middle and high school are within walking distange. Both of the schools are new (within the last few yeras or so) and are very nice.
On my visiits, we have been to Colliervile and Germantown as well and both seem to be very nice areas.
Hope this helps.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Default Hurt Road/Horn Lake Road?

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Originally Posted by kimmeeks1 View Post
Horn Lake seems to be the nicer area, I grew up wandering around on my grandparents 150 acreas on the corner of Hurt and Horn Lake Road. Everything is now new and her house is now in the middle of a congested four way, the house is now for sale with 5 acreas left, zoned for comercial. I couldn't believe this was the same wooded area I once rode my horse on and played in my grandmother's huge grapevine. The same thing with Plum Point. That used to be my friends grandfather's cattle farm. Now it is a huge subdivision and Mall location. Yes I would say Horn Lake is the place to move if you are wanting newer nicer looking neighborhoods and I know the schools were good back in the day. Back in the day when Horn Lake was like "living in the county".

I left "the city", Memphis, years ago for the country life. There are still alot of other little towns close by that you can comute to Memphis. Piperton, and down Highway 72 there are plenty of small town, feel safe, towns to live in. Try looking around 25 to 30 minutes down Highway 72 and Hwy 57. LaGrange tn is a lovely town just 35 minutes from Collierville. Moscow, Middleton, Piperton, tn. You should take a drive and look around as to what the small towns outside of Memphis have to offer. Highway 72, 57, or 64 are nice straight routes. The communte is not that bad either with all new four lane highways being built, you can be in Memphis or Jackson tn in . Ms. has some nice towns too. Walnut, Ashland, Slayden. Check out all the possabilities. You can still live in a small town, and enjoy lots of land, lakeviews, long walks, no city bussle, but you will still have to drive into the big towns. You probably won't want to unless, you have to, though.

O Yea, that corner lot in Horn Lake, that I loved so much as a child, was worth $75,000.00 30 years agoand is now worth $350,000.00. You might want to make an investment outside the city limits. It seems to pay off. People are getting away from the city. If it long walks you want. Make your own nature walk on your own land, just visit the city when neccesarry and enjoy a life without worrying about crime. The way Horn Lake used to be.


I am a little mixed up I have lived in Horn Lake 40 years and Horn Lake Road and Hurt Road run the same direction? There is no corner they dont meet?
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I would look into purchasing a house on the outskirts of these towns/cities. Right now there are still a few areas that haven't been taken in by one of the 3 areas you mentioned but you still have the conveniences.
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