Starkville is a clean city. The air is clean & the seasons are lovely. The people are pleasant and welcoming. It is easy to get around town & there are lots of nice fast food places to eat. Traffic is minimal. We have great grocery stores, but retail shopping is generally geared for the college age crowd. Housing is very diverse but not cheap. There is plenty do do in Starkville: churches are active, lots of great civic organizations, sports activities readily available thru MSU. Starkville has a good movie theatre. Unfortunately, the downside is travel, as the nearby Golden Triangle Airport is very limited. Healthcare is basic & one must leave town for specialty health care. We do not have children but I understand there are several private as well as public education options.