If you’re a Bulldog (and we know you are),
Starkville always feels like home.
So when it’s time to retire, why not retire here?
MISSISSIPPI’S BEST CITY TO RETIRE
Starkville was named Mississippi’s Best City to Retire by Insurify in 2021. Plus Starkville offers a low cost of living, excellent healthcare options, and endless recreational and cultural opportunities.
And, of course, there’s the MSU campus we’ve all come to know and love.
WHY WE LOVE THIS TOWN
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Starkville delivers the best of both worlds. Its smaller population promotes a friendly, community-focused atmosphere, but its proximity to Mississippi State University means there’s always something fun to do. Whether you’re interested in sports, the arts, or continuing your education, Mississippi’s College Town has you covered.
Low Cost of Living
You’ve worked your whole life so you can enjoy your retirement years. And all the money you’ve saved up goes further in Starkville.
- Average home price is below $200,000
- Low property taxes, with a substantial exemption for those over 65
- Cost of Living Index is 14% lower than the national average
Warm, Welcoming Community
You’ll never meet a stranger in Starkville. Everywhere you go, you’ll get a warm welcome. The crime rate is low and we have an active community of seniors.
Quality Health Care
Affordable, high-quality health care is available in Starkville and the surrounding areas. Oktibbeha County Hospital (OCH) Regional Medical Center, located in Starkville, meets the majority of the community’s medical needs, including competent, rapid response in emergency situations.
Certified Retirement City
To earn distinctions as a certified Welcome Home Mississippi community, Starkville was evaluated for its housing affordability, healthcare accessibility, life expectancy, crime rates, pedestrian and driver safety, recreational activities, educational activities, and overall quality of life. It earned top scores in each of these categories, as well as for residents’ perception of the town as a warm and welcoming community.
Let’s Talk Retirement
Starkville is a very special place. It’s perfect for retirees who are looking for a community that is welcoming, friendly, and full of residents committed to their community.
We have a vibrant business community, attractive residential neighborhoods, and so many things to do from sports, concerts, plays, museums, and art galleries, we have it here in Starkville.
If you’re considering spending your retirement years in Starkville, give me a call or send me an email. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
Paige Hunt, Director of Tourism and Retirement
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