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Life In Mississippi - More Than You Anticipated

Aug 15, 2008
If you're someone who is planning to invest in Mississippi real estate, contemplating a move to Mississippi, or already lives in this beautiful state, get ready to find out why Mississippi is a great place to live.

Mississippi is serious about its heritage, its music, its food, its land, and its people. Over half of Mississippi is heavily forested. Covered with a plethora of trees like pine, hickory, cottonwood, oak, pecan, elm, tupelo, and sweetgum, it is a state filled with wildlife, amazing arrays of flowers and native plants. It is also the main flyway for waterfowl and neotropical migration.

Cultivated from fertile farmlands, two hundred million acres of hunting lands, ample rivers, streams and lakes, national forests, 100 miles of Gulf Coast, and scenic byways, you'll find more outdoor activities here than you would expect.

All About The Music

Mississippi is the birthplace of the blues. Jazz, country, rock and roll, and Gospel have all been influenced by Mississippi. The birthplace of Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Bo Diddley, Jimmie Rodgers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Faith Hill, Tammy Wynette, Muddy Waters, and hundreds more have been musical pioneers in American music.

Music is everywhere here. Bluegrass, down-home fiddling, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, Gospel, jazz, and country find their way through every vein of Mississippi. You can travel the Mississippi Blues Trail and discover the lore, the roots, and the lives that have made Mississippi known for its Delta blues. One hundred and twenty markers blaze the trail for your journey, which as a resident you can travel and enjoy for years.

Delta History

Named after Native American folklore of the Biloxi, Chickasaw, Choctaw Natchez, and Yazoo, Mississippi roughly translates as "Father of Waters" or "Great River". In 1699, the French were the first to build a settlement. The Mississippi Territory was organized in 1798 and in 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state in the Union.

Farmers discovered the rich fertile soils and cotton became a major industry for the state. Mississippi has been a major scene for many historic changes, good and bad, through the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement.

Living In Mississippi

Mississippi is a state full of many surprises. Many people see this state as a state full of Southern traditions, a musical haven, and steeped in cultural, architectural, and historic events.

True hospitality, abundant outdoor recreation, lush vegetation, and a life full of discovery are a huge part of Mississippi life. The new or potential Mississippi real estate owner will find so much more than they anticipated.
About the Author
For more about Mississippi Real Estate visit Remax, one of the nation's top real estate agencies. We can help you find your real estate dreams in Mississippi. Let us guide you to your destination. Art Gib is a freelance writer.
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