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Old 09-20-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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Olive Branch, Mississippi: MONEY's #No. 5 Best Place to Live in 2017 | Money

DeSoto county or the state government must have had some good publicity reps to pull this off. Either that, or people are really beginning to take COL into account as a major factor in determining quality of life or standard of living.

Has any municipality in Mississippi made this particular list before?
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Desoto County is a great area, why wouldn't it make a list like this? It's not surprising to me.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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Desoto County is a great area, why wouldn't it make a list like this? It's not surprising to me.
Agreed, DeSoto County is a great area. Plenty of Amenities, especially when compared to the rest of the state and most of the South Central States. I should not have phrased the original post as I did.

Although, has any area in Mississippi made Money's list of best places before?
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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Agreed, DeSoto County is a great area. Plenty of Amenities, especially when compared to the rest of the state and most of the South Central States. I should not have phrased the original post as I did.

Although, has any area in Mississippi made Money's list of best places before?
quite a few. Madison made it a few years ago as well as some cities along the coast.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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Description was accurate, and yes the low COL combined with at least some moderate paying opportunities in the area is probably the biggest feature.

Really the biggest plus is comparing it to the mess that is the City of Memphis across the state line. You get out of Memphis and any place seems like the Garden of Eden.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:33 PM
 
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quite a few. Madison made it a few years ago as well as some cities along the coast.
I Didn't know.

Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Description was accurate, and yes the low COL combined with at least some moderate paying opportunities in the area is probably the biggest feature.

Really the biggest plus is comparing it to the mess that is the City of Memphis across the state line. You get out of Memphis and any place seems like the Garden of Eden.

A Garden of Eden with an abundant supply of chain restaurants. Seriously, I like Olive Branch well enough it's just that it looks like nearly every other suburb in the U.S. I hope at some point more independent restaurants will open in Desoto County. However, that seems to be contrary to the national trend.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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It's a big getaway community/suburb of Memphis but close to another nice suburb of Germantown TN, right across the line. Most of it's residents are running away from the perils of Memphis - that's how it also made the list of one of the fastest growing suburbs in the United States. Most of the residents actually work in Memphis. I can't figure out the advantage of working in Memphis, TN and living in MS, when MS has a state income tax and TNJ does not ! plus the registration fees for vehicles are Outrageous ! I guess people want out of Memphis that bad to pay much higher taxes.
Agreed, Memphis is very violent, but it doesn't make too much sense tax wise unless I guess you're from the area (DeSoto County) and want to be close to family. That and, I guess, cost of living really plays into effect here.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:23 PM
 
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Agreed, Memphis is very violent, but it doesn't make too much sense tax wise unless I guess you're from the area (DeSoto County) and want to be close to family. That and, I guess, cost of living really plays into effect here.
TN doesn't have an income tax but most cities in TN you put a high sales tax but also in Memphis you pay a city tax and if you eat at a restaurant, you pay a hospitality tax on top of the city and sales tax. But yes Memphis is terrible crime wise.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: 78745
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TN doesn't have an income tax but most cities in TN you put a high sales tax but also in Memphis you pay a city tax and if you eat at a restaurant, you pay a hospitality tax on top of the city and sales tax. But yes Memphis is terrible crime wise.
Hospitality tax? Is that instead of a tip for the wait person? If it isn't, it should. Thats not fair to the wait person because customers will leave a smaller tip than normal because they have to pay a hospitality tax.

Once again, the people who do the actual work get the short end of the stick.
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