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Oxford Ranks High among College Towns to Never Leave

Photo courtesy Jim Hendrix
Photo courtesy Jim Hendrix

Though the University of Mississippi is a big fixture for Oxford, the town is inhabited by thousands of Oxonians — but many of them, now adopted natives, weren’t necessarily born in God’s Country.

Oxford ranked No. 13 among the Top 50 College Towns to Live in Forever. Neighboring Southern towns Troy, Alabama; Brunswick, Georgia; Williamsburg, Virginia; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Monroe, Louisiana, also made the list, but Oxford ranked highest among their regional competition. Fellow Mississippi town Columbus, home to Mississippi University for Women, also made the list at No. 48.

Oxford, Mississippi, is home to the University of Mississippi, also known as “Ole Miss,” ranked in the Top 20 on Forbes Best Value Colleges List. Aside from offering a great college education, the city has deep history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. Oxford is also home to famed author, William Faulkner. This great Southern city has many attractions aside from the university campus. Oxford boasts music venues, bookstores, specialty boutiques, and locally owned restaurants that don’t fail to impress, not to mention plenty of historic sites to visit. Many musicians like Gavin DeGraw and Elvis Costello have recorded studio albums in Oxford, making this city a destination city for music lovers as well.

Whether a born and bred native or a Rebel who refused to leave, Oxford loves you just the same.

Amelia Camurati is editor of HottyToddy.com and can be reached at amelia.camurati@hottytoddy.com.

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