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Oxford and Lafayette County Are A Great Place To Retire

Oxford, Mississippi offers a remarkable retirement lifestyle which has recaptured a tranquility and community spirit that many remember as a thing of the past. It is also widely regarded as a center for southern arts, culture, and literature. Oxford has been highlighted in over 75 different news commentaries, publications, and web sites as one of the top retirement destinations in the country with an outstanding quality of life.

Located just 90 minutes from Memphis, Tennessee, Oxford offers a personality of both small town and sophistication. Since the Retiree Attraction Program’s inception in 1993, the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation, Inc. has been successful in attracting retiree households from across the country that now enjoy a cost of living well below the national average and tax abatements that make retirement in Oxford extremely attractive and affordable.

Oxford: A Certified Retirement City

The Mississippi’s Hometown Retirement Program has designated Oxford a Certified Retirement City.  This designation is attained through a 3-month intensive screening process that ensures that the features most sought by retirees are offered, including an affordable cost of living, low taxes, low crime rate, quality medical care, recreational opportunities, continuing education, cultural opportunities, and a warm, welcoming community.

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    "The college town we recommend is Oxford, Mississippi. Living in the midst of Ole Miss, as the state university is known, retirees can take advantage of a rich cultural life - and cheaply to boot."


    - Fortune Magazine

    ". . . Oxford is one of the 50 Most Alive Place to Live in America."


    - AARP's Modern Maturity Magazine

    "Oxford combines a southern lifestyle with the cosmopolitan flair of a college town."


    - Money Magazine (Read more)

    "There are few greater pleasures than walking around Oxford Square on a breezy afternoon, stopping to browse and drink a cup of coffee at Square Books."


    - Excerpt from The Commercial Appeal

    "Sophisticated Little Oxford' is waiting for you . . . what are you waiting for?"


    - National Geographic Traveler
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