samaside wrote:Psh, ignore Power Lad there. Folks from SoCal are so defensive. NorCal represent! I kid, I kid.
That said, I'm also a rather nervous potential L1 at Ole Miss. High five for uncertainty! In all seriousness, though, this has been helpful. I live in upstate New York right now and I'll never get a chance to come down to Oxford before I actually commit to going to school down there. So the more information the better. It helps us out-of-staters a lot.
I live in Ocean Springs, MS (near casino row of Biloxi/ Gulfport)... have lived in Hattiesburg... have been to oxford several times and here's what I can tell you:
Oxford is beautiful... it is a decent blend of quaint and college/ upbeat for lack of better terms. There is plenty to do (if not found in Oxford, it is found in Memphis...) The downside? For me... no beaches. I love to be on the water, and Oxford is a little landlocked for that. Another possible downside? The "good ole boy" network is no joke. That is just the way it is, not that you can't break into it as an out of towner... just that you are really going to have to push to become friends with those already in the network. Overall, its on my list of considerations... the price cant be beat, cost of living is perfect... but if New Orleans accepts me first... well that would be a tough choice lol.