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Old 10-22-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest & NYC Central Park South
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If you can find a room to rent, in a house and neighborhood where the other inhabitants are people you can stand to be around, and if that rented room is a short and safe walk from your workplace (and a short and safe walk to a large grocery store), then a carless person could live, ALONE, on that salary. It wouldn't be much of a life, but it would be doable.

Be aware that being white or Asian means being a target. So, it's not really safe, in many instances, for such a person to rely on walking as a means of transportation. And you'd have to find a rooming house (or maybe a dormitory/barracks provided by your employer) where a white or Asian person is safe.

Hispanics are DOUBLY endangered, since the locals see them as being more likely to have cash on their persons (Many among Mississippi's criminal underclass think that Hispanics cannot have bank accounts, since they're presumed to be in the country illegally, and so carry their money around with them. This is incorrect in several ways. But that perception persists, and Hispanic men are routinely attacked/robbed/killed, in Mississippi cities.) Men from India and Pakistan are seen, by the underclass, as being "rich" owners of convenience stores, and so are also targeted (There seem to be several murders per year, of men from those communities.)

Mississippi is a great place, if you are born into an extensive local family and social network https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv0...0w56A/featured - people who have good jobs, plenty of money (https://www.sunherald.com/sports/col...110547572.html), and involvement in the lowbrow pastimes favored by the majority (Religion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc5mzvlhboE, Hunting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XnjiGqLqaM, Beauty Pageants/Cheerleading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilYviBXVmy0 and Football https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujnj1Ivl5F8), get a good degree, stay completely off 'substances', get married at the right time, buy a house at the right time (down-payments usually come from family), and wait until the right time (after marriage to someone reliably as affluent as yourself, and after purchasing your "Starter Home") to have only as many children as you are absolutely certain you can send to private schools (and that starts with Pre-K, honey, unless you want your offspring irreparably damaged, mentally, before they can even talk: Disturbing video released, daycare worker arrested ).

Oh: and to have a decent life in Mississippi, you need a safe and reliable vehicle. Few things worth doing (including schools, grocery stores, and healthcare) are close to other things worth doing. Everything is a drive from everything else. People who are out-and-doing, generally put between fifteen and thirty five thousand miles, per-year, on their vehicles. When we lived in Mississippi, we'd trade-in our Volvos after 350,000 miles. Each of us did that more than twice.

And by "safe and reliable", I don't mean a Camry. I mean a newish LX https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...-LX-570-c23266, or an X5, an M-class https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...-ML-350-t45206 . The drivers in Mississippi are out-of-control, frequently uninsured, frequently "impaired", and getting worse. //www.city-data.com/forum/52287211-post1.html So, to have what's considered a decent lifestyle, in Mississippi, it's going to cost you a minimum of ten thousand Dollars per-year - and probably more than fifteen thousand Dollars per-year, just driving/owning/insuring a vehicle. There is not much public transportation. The "walkable" towns are only "walkable", if you're a danger-loving fan of zombie movies, and thus don't care what might be walking up next to you. What few sidewalks exist, are poorly maintained, and generally don't connect to much: they won't get you very far. Mostly, a person on-foot, will be walking in the weeds beside the road, or trekking through parking lots bigger than the Nation of Monaco https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...px8wCnoECAoQDg - in the heat and humidity - menaced by dogs (Mauled 3-year-old kicked out of KFC? | HLNtv.com) - and possibly seen as fair game for Hit-and-run Target Practice - particularly on gang-initiation weekends. Bottles get thrown at people on bicycles, who dare to use the roads.

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Old 10-22-2018, 07:48 PM
 
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I am young adult with a college education who doesn’t have any children. What can you tell me about Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi?! I am trying to start my first job.
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If you can find a room to rent, in a house where the other inhabitants are people you can stand to be around, and if that rented room is a short and safe walk from your workplace (and a short and safe walk to a large grocery store), then a carless person could live, ALONE, on that salary. It wouldn't be much of a life, but it would be doable.

Be aware that being white or Asian means being a target. So, it's not really safe, in many instances, for such a person to rely on walking as a means of transportation. And you'd have to find a rooming house (or maybe a dormitory/barracks provided by your employer) where a white or Asian person is safe.

Hispanics are DOUBLY endangered, since the locals see them as being more likely to have cash on their persons (Many among Mississippi's criminal underclass think that Hispanics cannot have bank accounts, since they're presumed to be in the country illegally, and so carry their money around with them. This is incorrect in several ways. But that perception persists, and Hispanic men are routinely attacked/robbed/killed, in Mississippi cities.) Men from India and Pakistan are seen, by the underclass, as being "rich" owners of convenience stores, and so are also targeted (There seem to be several murders per year, of men from those communities.)

Mississippi is a great place, if you are born into an extensive local family and social network https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv0...LU8pjdx8w0w56A - people who have good jobs, plenty of money, and involvement in the lowbrow pastimes favored by the majority (Religion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc5mzvlhboE, Hunting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XnjiGqLqaM, Beauty Pageants/Cheerleading
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilYviBXVmy0 and Football
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujnj1Ivl5F8)
, get a good degree, stay completely off 'substances', get married at the right time, buy a house at the right time (down-payments usually come from family), and wait until the right time (after marriage to someone reliably as affluent as yourself, and after purchasing your "Starter Home") to have only as many children as you are absolutely certain you can send to private schools (and that starts with Pre-K, honey, unless you want your offspring irreparably damaged, mentally, before they can even talk: Disturbing video released, daycare worker arrested ).

Oh: and to have a decent life in Mississippi, you need a safe and reliable vehicle. Few things worth doing (including schools, grocery stores, and healthcare) are close to other things worth doing. Everything is a drive from everything else. People who are out-and-doing, generally put between fifteen and thirty five thousand miles, per-year, on their vehicles. When we lived in Mississippi, we'd trade-in our Volvos after 350,000 miles. Each of us did that more than twice.

And by "safe and reliable", I don't mean a Camry. I mean a newish LX https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...-LX-570-c23266, or an X5, an M-class https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...-ML-350-t45206 . The drivers in Mississippi are out-of-control, frequently uninsured, frequently "impaired", and getting worse. //www.city-data.com/forum/jackson/2935047-pert-young-exotic-driver-lands-mississippi.html So, to have what's considered a decent lifestyle, in Mississippi, it's going to cost you a minimum of ten thousand Dollars per-year - and probably more than fifteen thousand Dollars per-year, just driving/owning/insuring a vehicle. There is not much public transportation. The "walkable" towns are only "walkable", if you're a danger-loving fan of zombie movies, and thus don't care what might be walking up next to you. What few sidewalks exist, are poorly maintained, and generally don't connect to much: they won't get you very far. Mostly, a person on-foot, will be walking in the weeds beside the road, or trekking through parking lots bigger than the Nation of Monaco https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...px8wCnoECAoQDg - in the heat and humidity - menaced by dogs (Mauled 3-year-old kicked out of KFC? | HLNtv.com) - and possibly seen as fair game for Hit-and-run Target Practice - particularly on gang-initiation weekends. Bottles get thrown at people on bicycles, who dare to use the roads.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Wow, Gloria ... sounds like I don't want to go to Mississippi. The only place I go now is to Starkville on game weekends, and it's safe enough. I have to go through Columbus though, and it's a bit sketchy-looking in places.

BTW ... the "Pert young exotic driver" link doesn't work. Dang it ....
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest & NYC Central Park South
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I am young adult with a college education who doesn’t have any children. What can you tell me about Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi?! I am trying to start my first job.
I've basically told you. One town in Mississippi is pretty-much like another. Jackson isn't much different from Greenwood (only bigger). It'll all be about finding a spot where you can survive. That will be doable - just not particularly safe or exciting. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, we lost a good many interns, because they could not find safe places to rent, on their starting salaries. Usually, we arranged with landlords we knew (you can't advertise, if you have one of the better properties) - vouching for our new hires. But there was a bigger demand than there was a supply, and if we couldn't find them apartments/roommates, then they got jobs with our competitors, in less demographically-cursed cities, in less demographically-cursed parts of the nation.

Your future employer needs to network FOR YOU, and find you a decent apartment/room/roommate situation. In Mississippi, anything within your budget - anything decent - is going to be hidden from view - by necessity. You'll understand when you get there. What you can afford, is going to be 1/4 of your salary before taxes.

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Wow, Gloria ... sounds like I don't want to go to Mississippi. The only place I go now is to Starkville on game weekends, and it's safe enough. I have to go through Columbus though, and it's a bit sketchy-looking in places.

BTW ... the "Pert young exotic driver" link doesn't work. Dang it ....

Don't worry, RocketDawg! Things are fine, for people who have enough money for all that endless driving, and who're connected to the local culture. You're a Southerner, and know how to avoid what needs avoiding. OP, however, will have to be very careful - being alone, and with options limited by such a small income.

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Old 10-22-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I........... What is it actually like to live those specific cities in 2018?............
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What is it really like in 2018 living in Greenville and Greenwood?........
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.............What is it like to live and survive there in Greenville and Greenwood? ............
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............what is it like today in this age and century living and working in Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi?!
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............ What can you tell me about Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi?! I am trying to start my first job.
Repeat. Over and over.

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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Default Will someone answer my question?!!!!!!!!

Nobody has really answered my question about the two cities/towns.
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Repeat. Over and over.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: 78745
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Nobody has really answered my question about the two cities/towns.
Go to YouTube and in the search box, type in the words "Greenwood, Mississippi", and there will be a bunch of videos about Greenwood that will come up and one Greenwood video will lead to another Greenwood video and you'll learn more first hand information about Greenwood and what it might be like to live there. And do another search about Greenville, Mississippi and you'll learn quite a bit of first hand information about Greenville and what it's like to live there, too. If you have a big screen tv it will be almost like being there.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: The South
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Go to YouTube and in the search box, type in the words "Greenwood, Mississippi", and there will be a bunch of videos about Greenwood that will come up and one Greenwood video will lead to another Greenwood video and you'll learn more first hand information about Greenwood and what it might be like to live there. And do another search about Greenville, Mississippi and you'll learn quite a bit of first hand information about Greenville and what it's like to live there, too. If you have a big screen tv it will be almost like being there.
He needs to play some good blues and eat some tamales to really get the feeling.

https://www.southernfoodways.org/ora...-tamale-trail/
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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Nobody has really answered my question about the two cities/towns.
Greenville/Greenwood: Boring, no opportunities for work or play, terrible schools, terrible climate.

If you strive to do any more in life than sit on the porch and watch the day go by or work part time making minimum wage -- Greenville/Greenwood are not good choices for you.

They're probably close to the bottom in the state of Mississippi which we all know is THE bottom in the United States -- Do you think they stand a chance?
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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I did and all I got was tourism videos and old videos of people in poverty. Doesn’t help much.
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Go to YouTube and in the search box, type in the words "Greenwood, Mississippi", and there will be a bunch of videos about Greenwood that will come up and one Greenwood video will lead to another Greenwood video and you'll learn more first hand information about Greenwood and what it might be like to live there. And do another search about Greenville, Mississippi and you'll learn quite a bit of first hand information about Greenville and what it's like to live there, too. If you have a big screen tv it will be almost like being there.
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