Oxford named top “mid-sized” city in Mississippi

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Whether it be the music, food or entertainment, the City of Oxford has another feather in its cap. Only In Your State listed its Top-10 places to live in Mississippi and the city that is home to Ole Miss and William Falkner ranked as the top “mid-sized” city in the state.

Photo by Robert Jordan via VisitOxfordMs.com
Photo by Robert Jordan via VisitOxfordMs.com /

Named by Forbes as “one of the fastest growing small towns,” Oxford’s population is expected to reach 44,000 by 2020, which shouldn’t come as a surprise with all the city has to offer. Often referred to as the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford is a place with a lot going on when it comes to the arts.

The creative melting pot of a city has a robust literary history, thriving and diverse music scene, and a ton of museums and galleries. Aside from the arts, Oxford also offers award-winning restaurants, diverse shopping, and is, of course, home to Ole Miss, per OIYS

Ole Miss came in as the #1 spot on USA Today’s list of the best tailgates in college football.

With three major cities in the state housing major universities, Oxford topped the list. Hattiesburg comes in at #8, noted as the “Top place to retire.”

Starkville failed to make the list.