A five-time All America City winner, Tupelo combines small-town living with easily accessible festivals and outdoor experiences including the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway. The Tupelo Public School District provides the community with educational excellence, as evidenced by seven National Blue Ribbon School awards.
Known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, several Elvis-related sites - including the shotgun house in which he was born, and Tupelo Hardware, where his mother bought him his first guitar - form the core of the city's tourism industry.
The city is known for its success in job creation and economic diversification, earning a top 10 ranking among 576 U.S. micropolitans in that regard. Tupelo has also been recognized for its city-led health and fitness initiatives to improve lives of its residents.
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