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Places With The Best Housing In Mississippi 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score73
  • Pontotoc, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,906
61
  • Batesville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
  • I should have known that no one in this town would admit to anything. Paid over $400.00 to ride the train. A friend of mine was riding the train two nights before our scheduled ride and her train…[read more]
68
  • Ripley, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,336
82
  • Diamondhead, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,341
79
  • Gulf Hills, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,326
87
  • Flowood, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,532
  • Flowood's a cool city, with lots of stores and restaurants in close proximity. Not to mention: nice housing / apartments, low crime, and a friendly community. It's also in the middle of the metro area,…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • St. Martin, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
70
  • Senatobia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,969
77
  • 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…[read more]
66
  • Latimer, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,824
79
  • New Albany, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,589
65
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Gulf Park Estates, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,904
67
  • Philadelphia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399
59
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • Booneville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,764
76
  • 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…[read more]
62
  • Forest, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,700
55
  • Waveland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,454
62
  • Aberdeen, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,427
69
  • Richland, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
63
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • 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…[read more]
62
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • Columbia, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
62
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Amory, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,110
64
  • Holly Springs, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,591
82
  • West Hattiesburg, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
66
  • Kosciusko, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,208
59
  • Louisville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,373
55
  • Jackson, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 172,039
  • I cannot imagine a worse place to live than Jackson, Mississippi. A city going nowhere but down, obsessed with race and class and with nothing to do but commit crime or keep up with the wealthier…[read more]
57
  • Greenville, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,612
  • Some nice people here, but this is yet another dying Mississippi town, drowning in poverty, race, crime, stupidity and misery. The entire Mississippi Delta is good farm land but is otherwise a human and…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • 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.…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,785
  • Previous reviews from a resident who wanted to run a feline hotel in his neighborhood and another complaining because he cannot park in his front yard leave out one thing. Their neighbors. We deserve…[read more]
59
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,508
  • Being next door to Memphis, crime has arrived and it is not as safe. My neighborhood has 3 teenagers roaming around during school hours, they stand behind people's bushes to pee, they smoke blunts and…[read more]
60
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]

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.