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Places With The Best Housing In Mississippi 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • Pontotoc, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
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  • Batesville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
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  • Ripley, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,336
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  • Diamondhead, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,341
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  • Gulf Hills, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,326
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  • Flowood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,532
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  • Petal, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Petal, Mississippi is quickly becoming THE destination for young families and retirees, looking for a community to call home. With one of the best school systems in the entire state, there is no wonder
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  • St. Martin, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
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  • Senatobia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,969
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  • D'Iberville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,829
  • I enjoy living in D'Iberville, MS because it's on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The town is located north of Biloxi on what is called Back Bay. The bay is an inlet of water from the Gulf Of
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  • Latimer, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
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  • New Albany, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,589
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  • Pascagoula, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,163
  • This city has a very well funded police department. I tell you from the minute we took a look at those shiny cruisers, we knew that living in Pascagoula would be a safe stay. We are not promised long on
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  • Clinton, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,411
  • I know that I've lived many places since I left Clinton, Mississippi, but my hometown still stays in my memory. Most of my past was very good living in Clinton. We didn't have the best schools, but my
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  • Corinth, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,832
  • I love the history of Corinth and just being surrounded by the downtown cafes and beautiful scenery. We are known to be a family-oriented town that provides a lot of activities for the kids. We don't
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  • Gulf Park Estates, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,904
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  • Philadelphia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399
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  • Indianola, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,047
  • Ever since I was a little girl living in Mississippi was a dream of mine. I was in love with the rich culture, the interesting history, and the diversity of the people who live there. When I grew up and
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  • Brandon, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,186
  • Living in Brandon, Mississippi affords my family the opportunity to live in a safe community. This community that I call home provides everything that a family needs. The community works together to
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  • Booneville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,764
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  • Forest, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,700
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  • Grenada, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,863
  • I love the small town life in Grenada. If you like living off the beaten path but not too far from it, the way I do, you'll appreciate Grenada. The town is located in central Mississippi on I-55 which
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  • Waveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
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  • Aberdeen, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,427
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  • Richland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
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  • Laurel, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,806
  • Laurel, MS is known as "The City Beautiful." The city was founded in 1882 to support the lumber industry in the area. It also became a good location for farming and cotton textiles. The total area of
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  • McComb, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,732
  • I love living in McComb, MS. It is a small town that is great to raise a family in. There are lots of friendly people who always make you feel welcome. McComb has a great art scene and lots of cute
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  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,547
  • The city has very well-funded police and fire departments. Very nice place to live, no "bad" parts of town, all services you would expect for a city of 10,000 people. It's by far a better city than
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  • Gautier, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,541
  • Living in Gautier gives me the perfect small town charming experience that I have always craved. I like living in a quiet town where everyone knows each other. I come from up north and had to get used to
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  • Bay St. Louis, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,448
  • Bay St. Louis is a city that lies within Hancock County. It is a quaint town of 12,400 residents. The benefits about living here is the winter's climate, the amenities and attractions offered for the
65
  • Meridian, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,094
  • This place is trash. Move away as soon as you can. Don't even move here if you can help it. Crime is awful. Restaurants are awful. Education is
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  • Byram, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,610
  • Living in Byram, MS has been incredible. Over the past decade, I have enjoyed serenity which has not only enhanced my cognitive ability but also my social skills. Byram, MS is a city that accommodates
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  • Columbia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
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  • Clarksdale, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,994
  • Sometimes when you want to say a lot of good things about a place, you just can't. After living in Clarksdale for most of my life I honestly haven't seen a lot to recommend it. The crime has gotten
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  • Amory, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,110
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  • Holly Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,591
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  • West Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
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  • Kosciusko, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,208
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  • Louisville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,373
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  • Jackson, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 172,039
  • The entire state sucks, including Jackson. I used to live there. Long history of poverty, violence, racism, and corruption in government. The schools are terrible and you'll develop an accent nobody
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  • Greenville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,612
  • Greenville is a very cheap place to live and for good cause. I lived here briefly but moved after a year. Jackson is the closest city and is more than two hours away, so, for the most part, you're a
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  • Natchez, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,345
  • Natchez is like an "island" of beauty packed with nature preserves, parks and located near the Mississippi River. We have a good selection of restaurants and coffee houses. The National Historic Park is
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  • Southaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,816
  • After living in Florida for the first part of my life, I moved to Southaven when I was 25. The area is completely different as I am accustomed to going to the beach every day and relaxing in the sun.
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  • Cleveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,346
  • I've been living in Cleveland Mississippi for the last 7 years with my family and we have enjoyed the historic culture and the nice and friendly environment here where your neighbors are very helpful and
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  • Horn Lake, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • This place is straight out of a Dukes of Hazard episode, complete with Boss Hogg, Sheriff Rasco Coltrane, racist cops, conspiring lawyers, and a highly questionable court system. You know you see those
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  • West Point, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,042
  • This is a retired town. Mostly elderly and single families live here. There are a few places to see around here. The cost of living is inexpensive. You hear about crime in a few spots that have frequent
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  • Olive Branch, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,508
  • I've been living in Olive Branch, which is very close to the Tennessee border, for a while now. The city itself is great to live, and I don't have many complaints about it. The closest city is Memphis,
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  • Brookhaven, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,418
  • I've been living in Brookhaven Mississippi for the last three years and have enjoyed the small town culture and the unique boutiques and shopping experiences that are part of this old school laid back
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  • Greenwood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,780
  • I love that Greenwood Mississippi encompasses the southern lifestyle that is what Mississippi is all about. This town is a smaller town and the quaint small city life still exists while living here. I
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  • Hernando, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,227
  • Here in Hernando we enjoy a quiet, peaceful existence among wonderful neighbors and nature at her loveliest. Living in Hernando gives us access to some great schools where our kids are happy and free to

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Mississippi. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Mississippi to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Mississippi as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Mississippi, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.