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Old 02-11-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Do you know the name of the subdivision? My husband and I may be relocating from Texas to the Tupelo area this summer. We would love to live in a neighborhood near a lake. I have been looking at houses on the Internet. We'd like to stay within 20 miles of Blue Springs. I am a teacher and will be looking for a teaching job in that area. Any tips? I'm Texas certified in English, social studies, and special ed. I will be getting my Mississippi certification if the transfer goes through. What does the job market look like for teachers in that area? I know I have a lot of questions. Change makes me nervous, so I'm trying to get all of my ducks in a row ahead of time.

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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HI lorianne,

I just dm'd you with some information on subdivisions close to New Albany MS. The schools are always looking for someone. The Union County School Superintendents office is located in New Albany, and I am sure a listing is easy to come by, just let me know if you are interested in that. New Albany as well.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:00 AM
 
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Thanks for all the input. I have been looking at home listings in the New Albany area as well. I don't remember too much about New Albany as I haven't been there since I went to college (a long time ago) and used to have to go to the hospital there for clinicals. I did see some really nice homes listed in Fulton that are right on the water. Very tempting but I don't know how long of a commute that is into Tupelo.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Fulton is appx. 17 miles from Tupelo and yes, it is located on the Tenn-Tom Waterway and there are some very nice houses located on those banks!

New Albany is Northwest of Tupelo, about a 20 minute drive to Tupelo. It is growing but still a very quaint and peaceful setting. A great place to raise your family. Tupelo is also great, but does have a bit more crime.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Mississippi
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Fulton is a nice quiet town even with the Itawamba Community college. You'll find housing to be more affordable there than a lot of the other towns.

Highway 78 is four lane from Fulton to Blue Springs and only takes twenty to twenty-five minutes.

The schools here are in need of teachers, you'll have no problem finding a job in any of the districts.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Thanks mfd219. I have been looking into Fulton. I would really like to live on the Tenn Tom. Unfortunately, the homes I've seen listed on the water are HUGE. Our children are grown, so my husband and I don't want anything more than around 2,000 square feet. Do you know if there is any new construction of smaller homes along the waterway?
I'm happy to hear that finding a teaching job won't be too difficult. Teaching is my passion, and I look forward to finding a position.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: michigan
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My mom was born and for the most part raised in Tupelo County. All her kin reside in Ripley and I have to say that every time we have been there, the kindness of the folks there has been over whelming. Although my mom eventually moved from your wonderful state and ended up in Michigan, her home was always there. She passed away this past Nov. and her wished were to "go home" ( they have a family plot there!) her wishes will be carried out for her. Her kin also my kin are just the most honest, loyal, hard working, simple, caring and passionate people. I have found that of all the fols I have come to meet in Ripley. So I think you and your family will love it there and if you get the chance stop by ripley it is small but the people there are so nice.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Tupelo/Saltillo Ms.
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We moved from the Delta to the Tupelo area almost a year ago and love it. We put our kids in the Saltillo school district and they have excelled. Property values have increased with Toyota on the horizon. New business is growing everywhere. The police departments seem to be better here. The hill area in east Lee county is the nicest.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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We moved from the Delta to the Tupelo area almost a year ago and love it. We put our kids in the Saltillo school district and they have excelled. Property values have increased with Toyota on the horizon. New business is growing everywhere. The police departments seem to be better here. The hill area in east Lee county is the nicest.
I couldn't agree more. We did the exact same thing 3 years ago and it's been the best thing I could have done for my family. I haven't met a single Delta refugee here who regrets the move. The best thing is being able to go outside at night in summer! My wife and I still laugh when we see the native-borns running for the OFF because they saw a mosquito.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Tupelo/Saltillo Ms.
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Default Frogs!

Long live the F.R.O.G.S of Tupelo. Yes it is funny to hear the people here talk about mosquitoes AND fire ants. I am only happy to impart my knowledge of pest control to these good people because as we former residents know pests are a-plenty in the Delta. I wish the Delta and Greenville would rebound but I visited a month ago and it is still the same old sad same old. Freinds there want to leave but can't sell their homes and are tied because of that very reason. We took a loss selling our home but were fortunate enough to sell it. I wish those good folks luck as well!
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