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Old 06-25-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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I was also going to mention Tupelo as a possibility. I hear it's a good family place.

Best wishes.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:29 PM
 
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Default Check out Oxford

Oxford has everything you want. It's a beautiful town with great shops and restaurants, a good university, easy access to hunting and fishing (15 minutes from Sardis Lake), and it has excellent schools for your daughter.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Oxford and Tupelo are cities on the rise. There is a stable economy which leads to much better schools. Oxford is home to Ole Miss and is very much a college town but it is growning and has much to offer, and you can have a blend of unique settings which combine old world charm with new world construction. The cost of living in a nice area, most of Oxford is very nice, is not cheap, but it is affordable.

Tupelo is another small city on the rise, it offers culture in the way of theatre, music, it is the birthplace of Elvis and the schools are top notch. The town has many historic homes and there are new subdivisions which cater to many tastes, gated communities are rising and Tupelo has also been listed as an official retirement city. It has been voted an all american city more than once, and with the announcment of Toyota to it's North, growth will spread in that direction as well.

Another very small town is New Albany, this quaint city is pretty small compared to what you are probably used to, but it is growing and will continue to as it is located less than 10 miles from where the new Toyota plant is being built. The economy is reasonable and the schools are level 5, baseball has taken over basketball for the favorite sport in the area and they have a very nice sportsplex that is full most nights during the summer. Housing can go from mid 70's to the upper 300's as there are new subdivisions being built that require at least 3000 feet of heated space. THe going price for homes in this area is around 85 to 110 per sq foot.

Don't overlook this area. It might be small, but it is a very thriving community and Memphis is less than 100 miles away. Tunica is a bit over an hours drive so most everything one needs can be had around this beautiful rolling landscape. Life is easy going, from business districts to farmland.

Have you checked out the Tupelo Daily Journal? they can be located at

djournal.com hopefully the mod will let this stand. Google Community Development Foundation for an overview of some of our sites. Tupelo recently opened its Idea center which helps small businesses, it is called a business incubator. Many fresh ideas can be had in our part of the state.

If you look at a map of Mississippi you can basically divide it into three sections. The Rolling Hills of Northern Mississippi on down to Columbus, West Point and Starkville. Then from this area down to Jackson is the Middle section, there is wide expanses of area that is undeveloped and has only small towns with Laurel, Jackson and surrounding areas being the major larger towns. Then further down you have the Lower Half which consists of Hattisburg, Macon and on the western side of the state you have Vicksburg, go south to Natchez and then go southeast for the coastal towns.

The North also has SOuthaven which is basically a surburb of Memphis.

Hope this gives you a rough overview of our state and the economics of the different areas.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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You may have already moved and gotten settled in but if I was going to look at another area in MS, I would look into Flowood. It's a suburb of Jackson but is absolutely booming!!! We have friends who pastor there and are so pleased with the schools, which for many is a rarity in MS.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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You may have already moved and gotten settled in but if I was going to look at another area in MS, I would look into Flowood. It's a suburb of Jackson but is absolutely booming!!! We have friends who pastor there and are so pleased with the schools, which for many is a rarity in MS.
I agree with this comment 100%. Flowood is excellent in every way.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Before considering living anywhere near Jackson, you should research it starting with going to threads about Jackson. I would definitely proceed cautiously about living near Jackson. Oh yeah, I am a native Mississippian from Laurel. I went to West Jones High, Jones County Jr. College, and the University of Southern MS and loved them all. I don't know much about Oxford or Tupelo, but I always loved Hattiesburg.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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Before considering living anywhere near Jackson, you should research it starting with going to threads about Jackson. I would definitely proceed cautiously about living near Jackson. Oh yeah, I am a native Mississippian from Laurel. I went to West Jones High, Jones County Jr. College, and the University of Southern MS and loved them all. I don't know much about Oxford or Tupelo, but I always loved Hattiesburg.
It's just the city of Jackson that is bad, not the areas around it. Don't put down the place if you haven't lived there. I've lived in the Laurel area too. West Jones is great, but I wouldn't want to live in the city.
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