Top Reasons Why Mississippi is a perfect place to buy a Rent to Own
The Beach! People don't often think about it, but Mississippi is actually a state with a beach. The south of Mississippi is the Gulf Coast, and while there was extensive damage done to the area during Hurricane Katrina, the beaches are back to their splendor and better than ever. Biloxi, with beautiful white sand and lots of sun, is a favorite among beach-going travelers, and there are lots of homes to buy there, including rent to own.
The King! When people think of Elvis' hometown, they often think of Memphis, TN, where he lived as an adult. Elvis was actually born in Tupelo, MS, just 100 miles south of Memphis. You can visit Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo; it's a small white shack in the country. If you're into history, you'll want to check out the Tupelo National Battlefield while you're there - it's a historic site from the Civil War.
What Happens in Vegas...Also Happens in Tunica! Tunica, MS, offer some of the best gaming in all of the United States. It's a casino and resort area just south of Memphis, TN. It's home to nine individual casinos, including Sam's Town, Harrah's and Horseshoe. It's also the site of a Paula Deen Restaurant, which the Southern crowd tends to really love.
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Bookish Sites! The University of Mississippi, more lovingly referred to as "Ole Miss," is located in Oxford, Mississippi. An extremely quaint country town, Oxford also boasts upscale shops and restaurants on its main street. You can visit William Faulkner's house and try to gain some new insight into the work of the great writer.
Fun for Families! Jackson, MS, is one of the country's best cities for families. There are so many attractions there that people of all ages can enjoy, including the Jackson Zoo, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Eudora Welty House. It's the state capital, too, so visitors there can check out the old and beautiful state capitol building.
History and Splendor! Natchez, MS, is home to some of the country's most beautiful historic mansions. In Natchez, you can take a tour of many grand antebellum homes, like the Rosalie Mansion or the Longwood House. If you like beautiful buildings, you'll also like St. Mary Basilica, a beautiful old church built in the 1800s.
Singing the Blues! In Clarksdale, MS, you'll find the Ground Zero Blues Club, an underground joint started by Morgan Freeman. Ground Zero has a hole-in-the-wall kind of feel, even though it's a sleek joint. Visitors can dance the night away to blues, have some drinks and taste the Southern food. Music lovers have more reason to rejoice in Clarksdale - it is the home of the Delta Blues Museum.
Historic Significance! Vicksburg, MS, is well-known today for Southern hospitality and Southern charm, but it's also one of the most important places from the Civil War. You can visit some of the biggest and most beautiful Civil War cemeteries, check out a Civil War Museum or watch a reenactment. For the most memorable experience, you can go to the Vicksburg National Military Park, the site of the actual battle of Vicksburg - a turning point in the Civil War.
Delicious Dining! The Old Country Store in Lorman, MS, is a real, functioning old country store north of Natchez. The deep-fried chicken is raved about, but people also like the ribs. If you want to stay the night, the Rosswood Plantation is a beautiful old country inn bed and breakfast that shows visitors what it was like to sleep in a real antebellum mansion.
Southern Hospitality and Charm! One of the most charming towns in America is Hattiesburg, a small Mississippi city located in the southern part of the state. People in Hattiesburg are just known for being nice, and the main street is recognized as one of the cutest, quaintest quintessential Southern main streets in the country. Soak up the sun at the All-American Rose Garden or amble through the stunning shade canopy of the Oaks Historic District.
Authenticity! In Old Town Bay St. Louis, a town on the Gulf Coast right next to Louisiana, you'll find a community with a culture all its own. People here are like family - always supportive of their neighbors - and the small-town feel is distinct from any other in the South. The Sycamore House is one of the area's finest restaurants, but they encourage a casual atmosphere. Maggie May's and Lulu's is a great spot to have lunch and shop for local crafts.
Ole Man River! The Mighty Mississippi makes up the western border of the state, and if you love the water and the lazy feeling of floating down it, there's no place better to take a steamboat ride. In Natchez, you can hop aboard a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi Queen. The boat goes back and forth from Memphis to New Orleans, and it can carry over 1,000 passengers.
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