Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-12-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Memphis
952 posts, read 3,705,202 times
Reputation: 535

Advertisements

I am so glad I moved here from Seattle WA. Washington State is beautiful but to many snobs and way waaaaay overrated. I moved to Memphis due to my husbands job. We live in midtown Memphis now but I would love to live in Mississippi. I too, before I came here, I had heard all kinds of bad stuff about the south. How backwoods people are and all these racial tension etc. I came here full of expectations. But I have found that I really enjoy it here more then anywhere I ever been. I have lived in Sweden ( born and raised ), Germany, Oklahoma, Washington State and now in Tennessee. People here in Tennessee and Mississippi are wonderful and caring except that in Memphis people can't drive. But otherwise I am proad telling people where I live.
Like I said, I want to move to MS, Olive Branch or surrounding area. I don't mind comuting up to 20 miles a day. Small safe towns are great. Do you guys have any sugestions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-13-2009, 09:06 PM
 
7 posts, read 39,049 times
Reputation: 15
R U Serious??????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & M√°laga
2,975 posts, read 8,113,777 times
Reputation: 1867
Quote:
Originally Posted by redwine View Post
I am so glad I moved here from Seattle WA. Washington State is beautiful but to many snobs and way waaaaay overrated. I moved to Memphis due to my husbands job. We live in midtown Memphis now but I would love to live in Mississippi. I too, before I came here, I had heard all kinds of bad stuff about the south. How backwoods people are and all these racial tension etc. I came here full of expectations. But I have found that I really enjoy it here more then anywhere I ever been. I have lived in Sweden ( born and raised ), Germany, Oklahoma, Washington State and now in Tennessee. People here in Tennessee and Mississippi are wonderful and caring except that in Memphis people can't drive. But otherwise I am proad telling people where I live.
Like I said, I want to move to MS, Olive Branch or surrounding area. I don't mind comuting up to 20 miles a day. Small safe towns are great. Do you guys have any sugestions?

I know its not MS but i've heard Nashville, TN is very nice. Not so expensive but you have alot of cool things to do nearby within easy reach.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2009, 03:47 PM
bjh
 
60,055 posts, read 30,368,879 times
Reputation: 135750
DeSoto county is a shorter drive, but OB is good too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2009, 01:20 PM
bjh
 
60,055 posts, read 30,368,879 times
Reputation: 135750
I have to correct myself.

Olive Branch is in DeSoto Co., but it is south east of Memphis. Southaven and Horn Lake are more directly south and closer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-19-2009, 02:56 PM
 
9,618 posts, read 27,330,094 times
Reputation: 5382
I live in Seattle now but recently spent time in Mississippi, and I can sure see the appeal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2009, 11:11 AM
 
62 posts, read 287,455 times
Reputation: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by redwine View Post
I am so glad I moved here from Seattle WA. Washington State is beautiful but to many snobs and way waaaaay overrated. I moved to Memphis due to my husbands job. We live in midtown Memphis now but I would love to live in Mississippi. I too, before I came here, I had heard all kinds of bad stuff about the south. How backwoods people are and all these racial tension etc. I came here full of expectations. But I have found that I really enjoy it here more then anywhere I ever been. I have lived in Sweden ( born and raised ), Germany, Oklahoma, Washington State and now in Tennessee. People here in Tennessee and Mississippi are wonderful and caring except that in Memphis people can't drive. But otherwise I am proad telling people where I live.
Like I said, I want to move to MS, Olive Branch or surrounding area. I don't mind comuting up to 20 miles a day. Small safe towns are great. Do you guys have any sugestions?




to each their own, but I hope you're kidding in your comparison of the Seattle area and the State of Washington, and the States of MISSISSIPPI, or the City of Memphis, TN-- Ilived in Washington as well and I can't MAKE a comparison---lifestyle, economic conditions, political environment, topography, demographic/ethnic makeup, the overall educational level of their respective residents, the US/regional histories, attitudes, schools, higher education facilities, infrastructure, weather, or many other important variables, facts, and considerations.

I don't know if you're a citizen or a foreign national (Swedish I suppose), but I hope you make a positive and meaningful contribution to an area plagued by many many woes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2009, 07:06 PM
bjh
 
60,055 posts, read 30,368,879 times
Reputation: 135750
I think I sense some bigotry here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: 95468
1,382 posts, read 2,384,807 times
Reputation: 944
DEBFLACK
You just don't get it.
Moderator cut: insulting remarks

Last edited by nancy thereader; 02-22-2009 at 12:03 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Mississippi.
12 posts, read 40,897 times
Reputation: 24
I grew up in MS, and while I went through a phase of wanting to get away (and still may, just to say I've lived somewhere else for a significant period of time), I will always call Mississippi home. There are "woes" everywhere, I believe. It's just nicer to endure them here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

¬© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top