Located where the Yazoo River meets the mighty Mississippi, Vicksburg is where Southern history and hospitality meet dynamic living. Along with spectacular river views and a quaint downtown, Vicksburg and Warren County offer residents a warm climate, pristine natural attractions, engaging cultural activities, excellent schools and an authentic Southern experience. The city is home to four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities, including the Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg District, Mississippi River Commission, and the 412th Engineer Command. Vicksburg continues to attract many research and development firms and has one of the highest concentrations of Ph.D.s in the country.
Let the Festivities Begin
The state's official retiree attraction program named Vicksburg a “certified retirement community” based on the impressive amount of things to do, affordability and welcoming atmosphere. Families young and old have a variety of housing options, from the gorgeous antebellum homes in the city's center to newer neighborhoods that feature golf courses, trails, playgrounds and pools. The Vicksburg National Military Park is not only a top tourist draw, but an amenity used by residents for recreation and education. Mississippi officials dubbed Vicksburg one of the most festive cities in the state, thanks to Christmas events, the Miss Mississippi Pageant and the annual RiverFest, a three-day street party. Nightlife sizzles with restaurants serving Southern-inspired cuisine, inviting music venues and four casinos. Downtown Vicksburg is filling up with unique gift shops, independent restaurants and new housing options.
The Port of Vicksburg, a designated foreign trade zone and port of entry, continues to grow as more businesses realize not only the area's logistical benefits of water, interstate highway and rail transportation, but also the high quality of life offered here. Research and development firms find Warren County's highly educated workforce boosts performance, while small independent shops are supported by a growing population.
Vicksburg is a blend of the past converging with the future.