Retire in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Retire in Vicksburg, Mississippi

If you haven’t been to Vicksburg in awhile, it might be time to look again.   The whole downtown is undergoing a major transformation from boarded up buildings to a vibrant shopping and cultural center for this charming city on the big river.   There is music everywhere in the town center and the rebirth is amazing.   With a bow to keeping the historical feel to Vicksburg, the town has rebuilt, remodeled and started over on the town.   Retirees searching for a historic small town with plenty to see and do will like it here.   You just might want to retire in Vicksburg, Mississippi!

Housing:  The town is in transition and the average home price is still quite low at $140,000.  Vicksburg is home to about 25,000 and 14% are over 65.  There are some great neighborhoods and retirement communities in Vicksburg along the river. 

Crime:  Some areas of town have a high crime rate, so do some research before you buy here.   

Taxes: The property tax is quite low and keep in mind that there is no tax on social security or retirement income of any kind in Mississippi!  Yahoo!

The whole area is just busting with civil war monuments, battlefields, and cemeteries.   Some parts of town are reported to be haunted by those ghosts.    The Old Depot Museum (one of dozens of museums) has the world’s largest collection of Civil War ship models. The Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the 47-day Civil War siege and defense of Vicksburg. 

Vicksburg is home to five of the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers where you can hear some really fine music and enjoy some southern cooking. 

The closest airport is in Jackson, about 50 miles away.   The hospital is River Region Medical Center.

Vicksburg is a great little town!  Just 200 miles north of New Orleans and right on the Mississippi River, what a beautiful place to retire!  The winters are mild and the summers are hot. 

Photo By Ken Lund via ncm

Zoom in and out on the map below to see the highways, roads and local attractions!


Cheryl and her husband have just recently retired and live in the Pacific Northwest. She has been enjoying her herself by traveling around the world, playing with her grandchildren, and she frequently volunteers in her community. There is certainly never a dull moment with Cheryl. She cheerfully co-founded RetireBook and wants to share her energy, hoping that it inspires her readers to live life at its fullest.