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Wrap-around porches with thin columns and wrought-iron balconies sit along brick-paved sidewalks. Interspersed with the three-story houses and elegant verandas are majestic oak trees dripping with moss. Quiet streets lead past shops and restaurants advertising crawfish boils and the world’s best po’-boy sandwiches. This isn’t just the south. This is the South – this is Starkville, Mississippi.
Perhaps you are looking for an apartment in Starkville to be near Mississippi State University. Starkville, after all, is known as “Mississippi’s College Town.” MSU is located along the east side of Starkville. It is the largest university in the state, with an annual enrollment of about 15,000 students. MSU is Starkville’s largest employer, with roughly 700 faculty members. The MSU Bulldogs are part of the S.E.C. and participate in football, basketball, and baseball. MSU is renowned for its veterinary medicine, engineering, and agricultural research programs.
Things to Do in Starkville:
While you may be just discovering Starkville, this city’s history began thousands of years ago. Be sure to visit the Indian Mound Campground, which is adjacent to the Herman Mound and Village Site, an archaeological dig site that contains 2,000-year-old artifacts and is listed as a National Historic Site. And while access to the mounds is restricted, the campground is fantastic. It is situated on 12 wooded acres and includes a nature trail, a campground gift shop, a fishing pond, and a dog park. Lyon’s Bluff is the site of another prehistoric village, dating to around 1,000 AD.
Historic sites are everywhere in Starkville. Be sure to visit the Hotel Chester on Main Street – it is a beautiful hotel dating back to 1925. There are many private homes listed on the National Register, as well, including the Owens House, built in 1875; the Magruder-Newsom House, built in 1900; the Meadow Woods Plantation House, dating back to 1825; and the Cedars Plantation, built around 1825. There’s also the John M. Stone Cotton Mill, a state-owned mill dating to 1900, and the Overstreet School Historic District, a collection of bungalows and Craftsman homes dating back to 1850. Be sure to visit the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and the Cobb Museum of Archaeology to see more about the area’s history.
Another landmark in Starkville tied to more recent history is the Starkville City Jail, where country singer Johnny Cash was once incarcerated for public intoxication in 1965 – he wrote a song about it, but in the song he was arrested for “picking flowers.”
Of course, Starkville is first and foremost a college town – which means you get to cheer on the MSU Bulldogs. You can also attend events such as the Bulldog Bash, the Cotton District Arts Festival, Old Main Music Festival, the Ragtime and Jazz Music Festival, the Dudy Gras Parade, Savor Our South, and the King Cotton Crawfish Boil.
Downtown Starkville contains a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and entertainment venues. However, most Starkville residents will tell you where to go to really have some fun, and that would be the Cotton District, a neighborhood located between MSU and Downtown Starkville. The Cotton District is a gorgeous neighborhood, filled with beautiful historic and unique buildings (be sure to stop and admire the Cinderella House after moving in to your Starkville apartment – you can’t miss it), fun festivals and events, and a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. The Cotton District is a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly community that hosts the music festival Bulldog Bash and the Cotton District Arts Festival.
Once you’ve moved to Starkville, you’ll also be able to visit the area’s many parks, including the nearby Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to bald eagles, alligators, bobcats, woodpeckers, and wild turkeys. The refuge also features many nature trails and observation points. The John W. Starr Memorial Forest has 8,200 acres to explore. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is also a great park, featuring 1,000 miles of shoreline and another 110,000 acres of land and water ideal for boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, camping, and hiking.
What to Consider When Moving to Starkville:
Starkville is the quintessential Southern town and the definition of a college town. Because of MSU, Starkville has a large population of young adults – but it is also considered a top retirement area. Because of this, Starkville is a unique city with a variety of things to offer. Starkville is home to the Mississippi Horse Park, a popular rodeo facility. The city hosts the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, held every February.
Events in Starkville include the annual Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza, and unWINE Downtown – an event held during the summer along Main Street. After selecting your apartment in Starkville, be sure to check out the Starkville Community Market, a farmer’s market held during the summer that features local produce, art, baked goods, live demonstrations and how-to sessions, and live music.
Why Starkville Apartments Are Hot:
Starkville is Mississippi’s place to be! It was recently mentioned 58 times in the 2014 “Best of Mississippi” survey, conducted by Mississippi Magazine, with 13 “best of” winners. Among the winners was the Starkville Community Market as “Best Farmers Market.” In Starkville, you’ll also find the best hamburger, the best deli, and even the best breakfast.
If you’ve always wanted to live in a terrific college town, you’ll love living in a Starkville apartment! During football season, the town is dripping in maroon. You’ll enjoy tailgating, attend parades and festivals, and take part in MSU-sponsored events. The campus, which was built around 1878, contains several historic buildings, including Old Main. The campus is also home to the Cullis and Gladys Wade Clock Museum, with clocks dating back to the early 1700s.
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- Starkville is home to the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, which hosts both permanent and temporary exhibits.
- Terrific events in Starkville include the Bulldog Bash, the Cotton District Arts Festival, and the King Cotton Crawfish Boil.
- The nearby Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is a 48,000-acre resting and feeding area for migratory birds.
- Museums in Starkville include the Cobb Museum of Archaeology, the Mississippi Entomological Museum, and the Templeton Music Museum.
- The Starkville City Jail is where country singer Johnny Cash was once incarcerated in 1965 and later wrote a song about it.
- Downtown Starkville contains several shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and events, including the Dudy Gras Parade.