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Old 06-17-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I'm a die hard Florida Gator who grew up in Laurel , MS and lived in Jacksonville, FL for 30 years before moving to Telford, TN (just outside of Johnson City). My father went to school at Ole Miss so I've been there many times. I also spent a week there for a QB/Reciever clinic in high school. I'd rather live in Knoxville than any place in MS. It's just a much nicer and prettier area. People are nice in both states, but you just can't beat East TN for it's beauty and access to out door activities, plus all the fun of Pidgeon Forge and Gatlinburg. MS just doesn't compare in that respect. And when it comes to padgentry and great college football, no place beats Gainesville, FL, but when it comes to every day living, you can't beat East Tennessee.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Sometimes pictures speak volumes.
Knoxville, TN day and night.
Neyland Stadium.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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College football at it's best.
1. The Gator Walk is where the Gators file into the stadium two hours prior to kickoff with the band and thousands of fans there to greet them.
2. "The Swamp" where only Gators come out alive. UF beating up on FSU.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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I consider the Ole Miss students (about what 10,000 out of the total 45,000 county populace) to be fairly uniform (90% greek, all dress the same, etc.), which in my opinion is pretty boring. As a matter of fact, a running joke among a couple of a couple of my friends who work in HR is how similar or identical an interview with an Ole Miss grad is, it is like they are "programmed" to think alike in their 4 years.

Just my two cents, depending on your tastes, Knoxville people are more boring and less cosmoplitan compared to New York or even Nashville, but not Oxford, unless you consider wearing khakis, polos and greek letters all the time the pinnacle of that lifestyle.
You obviously do not know very much about Ole Miss or Oxford. The campus is only 1/3 Greek. I wasn't Greek when I was a student there, and over half my friends weren't either. And obviously HR's tend to like Ole Miss grads because the business school is in the US News & World Report top 100, in which starting salary and ease of finding a job play a major role. I live in Charleston now, and I love it here. It is one of the best places to live in the country and probably the best in the South. Oxford is a small town version of Charleston, with more Southern culture, less tourists and northerners, and no water. I've lived in Knoxville, and it can't compare to either one. Just look at the rankings. Oxford repeatedly appears in the magazines for both retirees and college students as a great town.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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MODERATOR: Folks, can we bring it back to Oxford and Hattiesburg? Thanks!

Sam
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Charleston, SC reminds me of Savannah, GA and I wouldn't live in either place. They're fun to visit, but not to live in. I lived in Charleston for a year by the way. Oxford is a nice town, but it is rather small. I like Hattiesburg much better, but that's my personal preference. You could argue the pros and cons of both places, but ultimately it comes down to what you individually like.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Vicksburg, MS
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I like oxford better and i went to state...cant stand hattiesburg or usm. hattiesburg in my opinion is more liberal. something about playing slow dixie in the grove just doesn't seem that liberal or cosmo to me....pretty nostalgic though.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Charleston, SC reminds me of Savannah, GA and I wouldn't live in either place. They're fun to visit, but not to live in. I lived in Charleston for a year by the way. Oxford is a nice town, but it is rather small. I like Hattiesburg much better, but that's my personal preference. You could argue the pros and cons of both places, but ultimately it comes down to what you individually like.
Yes, it comes down to what you like personally, but obviously your personal opinion is vastly different than the majority.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I disagree with you on my opinion being different than the majority. Neither you nor I know what the majority's opinion is. You prefer Oxford and I prefer Hattiesburg as well as our opinions on other areas. I'm sure a great number of people agree and disagree with both of us, but there's no way to put a number on it.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Memphis
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In my BIASED opinion, it's Oxford. Hattiesburg is full of chains and strip malls--it isn't cosmopolitan at all.
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