Love Mississippi. My girlfriend is from Raymond and lived in Jackson many years till she moved to San Antonio. I think you will like it here as well.
I'd like to tell you about an area in the heart of our city that has several neighborhoods with older homes, mature trees and foliage, homes with character, some of the best schools in the city. This area feels like a small town in the heart of the big city. Close to the best shopping, museums, events, and easy access to downtown and freeways.
Very family oriented and pet friendly. The value is in the lifestyle. We also have developed a neighborhood forum to communicate with each other through email to build a strong community. We communicate about everything from events, suspicious activity, crime, lost and found pets, garage sales and so on.
If this sounds like what you're looking for, fee free to call me and I'll talk with you more about it.