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Oxford, MS

Population: 23,067
Photo courtesy of Damian Entwistle

Home to the University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss, Oxford lends its air of Southern charm to an otherwise trendy city, which makes for a true college town. The city’s cultural center sits at The Square, complete with local restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and Oxford's historic roots are on display in its cute neighborhoods and quaint downtown.

The Breakdown
City Population: 16,708
College(s): University of Mississippi
Cool Factors: The Square, local boutiques and restaurants, a growing number of bike trails, and The Square Book, one of the highest rated independent bookstores in the U.S.
Benefits: Lower cost of living, affordable housing, warm weather

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