Tupelo/Lee County offers an attractive combination of small town living with easily accessible urban and suburban attractions. There are a variety of organized activities as well as cultural and sporting events for all ages. With four seasons and winter months considerably milder than in the north, outdoor activities are possible year round. These offerings are supplemented by cultural, academic, and sporting events at nearby Universities, and the presence of Memphis offers the excitement of urban activities including professional sports, and world renowned musical events.
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The public school system in Tupelo/Lee County is recognized as one of the top systems in the State of Mississippi. Over ninety-eight percent (98%) of school age children attend the public schools in the area. Tupelo Public School District Tupelo High School: The Golden Wave
K-8… Setting the Standard High: Per-pupil spending ration is the highest in the state at $7,453 3 of our 6 elementary schools are state and national blue ribbon schools More than 50% of teaching staff have advanced degrees Highest state accreditation (level 5) for four consecutive years Student/teacher ratio: 13 to 1
North Mississippi Health Services, with a 650-bed hospital in Tupelo, is the largest non-metropolitan hospital in the nation and the hub of a 22-county health care system with 430+ physicians
Tupelo is the regional shopping hub for Northeast Mississippi with a major mall and strip malls in the surrounding area providing over 1.5 million square feet of retail space and still growing.
The relatively low cost of living is an attraction for transferees. The ACCRA Cost of Living index for the 3rd quarter of 2013 indicates an area index of 85.8 (compared to the U.S. average of 100). Particularly important is the low cost-of-housing index, which makes the initial capital needs for a move to Tupelo much more feasible for a potential resident.
Compared to neighboring cities: Memphis, TN 84.9Tupelo, MS 85.8 Jackson, MS 89.0Jackson, TN 92.2 Tuscaloosa, AL 100.4
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