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Old 03-07-2014, 03:44 AM
Location: Mississippi
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Well, Mississippians, the votes are in! Movoto,**an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Ca., ranked the 10 Best Places in Mississippi. How do you think they did?
Oxford Ranked ONLY 3rd Among Mississippi Cities – Guess Who Beat Us… |

The Top 10 List:

1. Long Beach
2. Madison
3. Oxford
4. Ridgeland
5. Pearl
6. Brandon
7. Clinton
8. Biloxi
9. Petal
10. Byram

This is a great source for people looking forward to relocate to Mississippi
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:37 PM
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I'm surprised southaven ranked as low as it did. madison imo is overrated.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Location: MS
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Originally Posted by sammyreynolds1977 View Post
I'm surprised southaven ranked as low as it did.
Maybe the crime stats pushed it down. I'm sure if you map it, I'll be most incidents are near Stateline Road.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:54 PM
Location: NE Mississippi
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Site Selection Magazine ranked Tupelo as #2 in the nation:
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Site Selection magazine named the city of Tupelo the nation's second best micropolitan for 2014.

Officials with the Community Development Foundation say the city attained this ranking due to the addition and expansion of 19 industry projects last year that brought in over 900 new jobs and $78 million in new capital investment.

Site Selection, a 60-year-old magazine, identifies a micropolitan as a city with 10,000 to 50,000 residents, as suggested by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tupelo was preceded only by Wooster, Ohio, and was joined in the top 10 ranking with Natchez. The city of Columbus also received recognition and tied for 70th place.

The magazine also gives awards to top metropolitans, a city with 50,000 or more residents.
Tupelo noted as nation's No. 2 micropolitan
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:15 PM
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That picture of the Long Beach harbor makes me want to go right now. I would agree that stretch of towns of Long Beach, Pass Christian, Bay St Louis, Waveland, and Diamondhead has got to be one of the nicest places to live in the world. Quiet, peaceful, and gorgeous, with perfect weather, and just an hour from New Orleans if you want to have lunch in the French Quarter. Last weekend Pass Christian had its surprisingly big and raucous Mardi Gras parade and it was sunny, blue skies and 69 degrees.

A few places that got left out that I personally like: Ocean Springs and north Biloxi; west Hattiesburg around Canebrake and nearby gorgeous lakes and lush pine forests; Brookhaven which feels straight out of a magazine with its elegant homes amid huge shady lots and giant live oaks and magnolias; Natchez with its architecture and dense hardwood forests amid steep ridges and cool ravines; and Starkville which is surprisingly upscale, affluent, modern, and growing along heavily residential South Montgomery Drive; and of course Tupelo which is a breath of fresh air with its civic pride and bustling industries.

I'd like to also put in a vote for a few unexpected places: tiny Lucedale, amid the first hilly woodlands north of the coastline and minutes from Mobile and especially just 2 hours from the beach in Florida; Picayune with its head-scratchingly large modern upscale subdivisions and also the first hilly woodlands north of New Orleans and the coastline (and just an hour to the French Quarter); and McComb with its urban street grid full of bungalows just Waiting to be redone and neighboring Summit and Magnolia with their huge Victorian homes just waiting to be redone and especially the gorgeous multi-acre wooded residential lots west of I-55 and comfortable homes.

While I'm at it (if you're one of the few still reading!) darn it if I can't help loving the town of Florence. I was surprised to see recently how high their median income is, apparently because several brand-new nice suburban subdivisions. There is something about driving south from Jackson in that direction, with the beautiful woodlands and hills and also that feeling that you are on your way to Florida or the Coast. And being across the Pearl River and well south, it feels so safe! I think Florence is going to be an up-and-comer in the Jackson metro area.
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