Hattiesburg The Hub City - 10/26/2013
I just recently moved back to Mississippi from TN. I lived in Jackson before my move to TN and it was decent. I am looking to move from Hattiesburg because it is really small and not widely diverse. I would love also to be in a city that has a wide array of things to do, Hattiesburg is very limited. Hattiesburg is really a place to maybe retire if you want a slow pace southern as southern can get down home feeling. I'm not there yet..The people here just kind of stay to themselves unless you are family or friends through school. I haven't found them to be as friendly and welcoming as TN. This is not a bad thing but I have been living in my apt for over two years and I really don't know my neighbor across the breeze-way. It's more of an hi and bye kind of way of living. I would love to see more art museums and cultural events but that really doesn't happen here. Hattiesburg sits right between Biloxi and Jackson..so, it's really like a small town with hotels inbetween so you can rest and keep on moving if you weren't born and raised here. Seriously if you need a peaceful place to retire and live off a major highway in towns such as Petal, MS or Seminary, MS then this is the place for you. If you are ready to go out and tear up the town..you may want to rethink this spot and head on to Jackson the capital city of Mississippi or Biloxi for a view of the Gulf Coast and several casinos. I'm here to learn more about the culture and cost of living in cities such as, Miami Beach, New York, Dallas, Atlanta,to name a few...
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Life in Mississippi is not bad at all. - 6/14/2012
LIfe in Mississippi isn't bad @ all. On a over all scale you can
get alot out of Mississippi. Family life here is wonderful for
raising children. There are pros and cons in every city and state
that you live in or visit. I am originally from PHILADELPHIA PA.
Talk about crime!!!!! I have stayed in Atlanta and there are
plenty of illiterate people there with very little education
as well as gangs etc...etc. However Atlanta has it's benefits
and perks too, so I won't sum negativity in a nutshell for them.
Life is all about choices, and what you make it to be.
I also lived in Miami Florida, and life was alright there
however the negatives of the city not the state out weighed the
bad which is why I relocated to Ms in which by the way, make
alot more money than I did in Miami where they want you to speak
spanish to even get a 8$ job per hour and thats with a degree.
Some places are totally overated, and my advice to anyone moving
to the south or to Northeast. Do your research and visit 1st before
making a hasty decision to moving some where you will be disappointed.
Missisippi has treated me better than any other huge metropolitan
area I have mentioned above. With that being said make any experience
your own. My kids excell well here we are in the madison area, and they
are very cultured and diverse, because my husband and I instilled those
qualities in them. You can't depend on any state to give you every thing, some things must simply be your own when it comes to quality
of your life.
Peace and Blessings
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Politicans, Businesses, Healthcare, Working Condit - 11/14/2010
I was in the Gulf Coast (South Coastal Mississippi) in 1976, and am back now
since 2006. There truly isn't much changed, outside of more large casino's. I cannot figure out why the cost of living is so high, it's outragious compared to the realities of living here, services and offerings. Housing cost is outragious compared to wages, jobs and labor conditions are 20-30 years behind times (workers have no rights). Businesses down here are in "LALA Land", as far as prices for goods, services, vehicles and housing go's. NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED SINCE I BOUGHT MY FIRST HOUSE HERE IN 1976, while in the USN. In November 2010, housing, food, utilities, electric, gas, basic living items are outragiously priced. Currently there is over 500 empty houses setting in just Jackson county alone. Yet realitors are still trying to sell at near "pre recession prices", the same with car dealers, mortgages companies, banks and businesses, "Its like ignore it, it will go away". Politics down here are ALL the "bubba system". Just think, if Haley
Barbour (Miss Governor), really did get elected, or even run for the presidency (He's talking about it and campaigning). The class structure is so wide that, most of the USA citizens, would be ashamed of themselves, speaking of "upper class-rich, and lower class working poor-poverty ratio's". You notice there is not alot of ACCURATE information reported by the state or local governments. This state is rated dead last in all catagory's Worst education, Most Poverty, Lowest Income, No real services to residents, Worst healthcare, Most without healthcare, Highest healthcare cost, lowest longivity rate in age, higher state/local taxes than other southern states etc... Where does all the money go, residents ask, all the time. People are leaving the coast at 11-15% yearly, they are not coming back. I cannot understand why the politicans have not been thrown/voted out of office, and the US Government has not did a full scale investigation of the state, and most local governments. Just after Katrina, Mississippi could not account for over 500 Million dollars+ it received for Katrina aid. During this period Jackson, Mississippi built a new Government Center, Court House and Jail (well over 350 million), while the coast got the "crums". The most dishonest, covertly racist, economically divide state in the USA. Why am I here you may ask, I have a job, living week to week, and the recession has taken a heavy toll on me and my family. I am s
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