WHY LIVE IN OXFORD MS?
Simply put, “Oxford warms the heart and soul!”
Oxford is a diverse college town located in central Mississippi where it’s quaint, Thomas Kinkaid type of architecture makes you feel as if you have traveled back in time. A time when neighbors cared for neighbors.
Whether young or older, Oxford, Mississippi has something for you! For example, Oxford is a Certified Retirement City which means your retirement income is not subject to any Mississippi State tax. Also, if you can make Oxford your primary residence, you may be entitled to some rather nice property tax discounts! (Paula can tell you all about it! Call her Cell 662.701.7789)
For those young folks or those just young at heart, the City of Oxford has incorporated bike lanes in most of the downtown roads so you can travel by bike. There are so many activities and social events in Oxford each year; there’s always something to do. Oxford is about 70 miles from Memphis, TN and 50 miles from Tupelo, MS so one can take advantage of events held there as well. (If you would like the 2017 List of Interesting Events for Oxford, email Paula at email@example.com for a copy.)
Oxford is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner and has been featured as a literary destination in publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living and Garden and Gun. Many writers have followed in Faulkner’s footsteps, making Oxford their home over the years while adding to the literary reputation Oxford has become renowned for including: Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and John Grisham to name a few. Touted by Lucky Magazine as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artist and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community.
Aside from the arts, Oxford also offers award-winning restaurants, diverse shopping, and is, of course, home to the University of Mississippi, which earned the number six spot on USA Today’s list of the best college towns in the USA. In addition, the Ole Miss Grove earned the number One football tailgating spot in the country by Sports Illustrated, who stated, “There is no more beautiful spot to tailgate, nor one richer in tradition; the Grove has been the site of pregame picnicking for more than half a century.”
There are many different reasons folks say they decided to make Oxford their home, but the top reasons include: Oxford’s lower cost of living, lower tax rates, benefits to the retirees, excellent public and private school systems, ongoing SEC sport events, its local fishing and hunting opportunities, music and arts, health resources as the Baptist Hospital facilities, unique restaurants and shopping, and its amazing historical heritage unlike any other.
If moving is not an option right now, a visit to Oxford, MS is an experience you simply must singularly participate to really understand it’s magnetism. So, please come and find your inspiration by visiting Oxford. Be sure to visit one of the five restaurants run by renowned Chef John Currence, a former contestant on Top Chef Masters. Before the end of your visit, you will realize its Oxford’s friendly people who always warms the heart by their loving expressions of southern hospitality that often begins with a question and ends with a statement: “Where y’all from? Well, welcome y’all and please come back to see us!”
So, y’all please come see us and contact Paula to assist you if you have any questions. She would love the opportunity to tell you all about Oxford and why she chose to retire in Oxford!