Living in Mississipi

Desoto County Mississippi is comprised of five cities: Olive Branch, Southaven, Hernando, Horn Lake, Walls. The Desoto County, MS area offers a quality of life that can’t be matched. The county has a commitment to providing quality education, safe and secure communities, quality health care, recreational opportunities, attracting job providing businesses to the area and to maintain low housing cost all while being conveniently located to the major metropolitan center, Memphis.

There are a number of benefits of living in Desoto County MS compared to some surrounding communities such as:

  • Low property tax
  • Low housing cost
  • High school ratings of Desoto County Schools
  • Low crime ratings
  • Low sales tax
  • Easy commute to Memphis TN

Disadvantage of living in Mississippi

  • State income tax

Important local links:

Chamber Of Commerce

Desoto County Tourism

Desoto County Economic Council

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The Cities

Olive Branch

Population:  46,000

Geographic Size: approx 56 square miles

Avg Housing Cost: $324,984 (2021 sales reported in Flex MLS)

Olive Branch, MS is located just south of Memphis TN. There are a number of roadways that lead into the city of Olive Branch from the neighboring community of Memphis TN. Olive Branch is known as a bedroom community to the Memphis TN community. Many people have made the move to call Olive Branch home over the last few decades as a result of its growing infrastructure, easy access, low cost of living and safety ratings. Olive Branch has received a number of accolades and recognition from various publications over the last few years. Just recently it was recognized as one of the best places to live near a large city in 2022 by smartasset.com for based on area: jobs, affordability, and livability.

Check out the Olive Branch Magazine https://www.olivebranchmagazine.com/

Download A Copy of The Jaime Ross Team Olive Branch Relocation Guide

Southaven

Population: 55,429

Geographic Size: approx 41 square miles

Avg Housing Cost: $247,325 (2021 sales reported in Flex MLS)

Hernando

Population:  17,168

Geographic Size: approx 25 square miles

Avg Housing Cost: $320,004 (2021 sales reported in Flex MLS)

Hernando, MS is the southern most city in Desoto County boarding both Southaven, MS and Olive Branch to the south.

Schools in Mississippi

Desoto County schools is the largest and fastest growing school district in the state of Mississippi.

Desoto County schools has been recognized as a leader in state for its performance on test scores, physical education, student achievement, technology and performing arts.

One of the nice things about Desoto County schools is that all of the schools in Desoto County are operated under the same leadership. The curriculum, standards, resources, etc are uniform throughout Desoto County.

To read more about the highly performing Desoto County schools click here.

Important Links:

Desoto County Schools

Experience Mississippi

  • Concerts

Are you a lover of live music? Well, you are in luck here in North Mississippi there are many places throughout our hometowns where you can enjoy local live music and even big head liner bands!  Check out these great venues:

Lander Center, Snowden Grove Amphitheater, Dan McGuiness Pub, Mississippi Ale House, 10th Inning

  • Casino

A drive down south as the locals refer to it you will find Tunica Mississippi, the home of over 10 casinos

  • Sports

The mid-south area is the home to several locally favored sports. You will surely want to check out the Memphis Grizzlies in downtown Memphis located at the Fed Ex Forum, The Memphis Red Birds baseball and Memphis 901 FC USL Soccer team, both teams play out of the Red Bird Stadium in downtown Memphis, Memphis Hustle Basketball and Memphis Americans Indoor Soccer who both play at the Landers Center in Southaven.

  • Restaurants

All around the midsouth area there are so many choices for local dining whether it be fine dining, casual dining, or even fast food. In North MS some of the favored restaurant’s include The Grill House, Mosquite Chop House, Tekila, Top Shelf, Side Street, Windy City Grill, AC’s Steak House. Check out our local guide for more information on dining around Desoto County!

  • Churches

There are many options for worshiping in Desoto County. Our community has many church options to choose from for all denominations.

  • Outdoor

It’s always fun to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and burn off some energy! We have several local park systems that are sure to meet your needs. Each local city from Olive Branch to Hernando has it’s own city park. Our city parks feature a variety of components like dog parks, walking tracks, running tracks, fishing, tennis, playgrounds and full facilities for recreational adult and youth sports leagues. For more information check out the following links:

OB Parks and Recreation, Southaven, Hernando

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