New Albany, Tupelo, Oxford, and everywhere in between—the communities of Northeast Mississippi may be smaller in size, but locals around here find plenty of ways to keep busy. Around these cozy streets, you'll find locally owned businesses and stores, restaurants that are dedicated to sourcing their ingredients from local farmers, and historic downtown districts. You'll also find bustling new housing developments, expansive and scenic parks and forests, and unique attractions that you won't find anywhere else in the country.
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Trace State Park
Minutes away from Tupelo, Trace State Park offers pretty much every outdoor recreational activity you could ask for, from hiking to biking, fishing to boating, and bird watching to wildlife viewing.
Holly Springs National Forest
There are over 150,000 acres of land in the Holly Springs National Forest, as well as several lakes and campsites. The park is perhaps most well known for beautiful foliage in the spring, summer, and fall.
If you're looking for a quintessential small town park, then Lamar Park is the place for you. Located in Oxford, it's filled with winding sidewalks, carefully maintained landscaping, and a small pond.
The cuisine and flavors at Tallahatchie Gourmet area heavily inspired by owner Angele Mueller's home in New Orleans. If you're in New Albany, stop by for shrimp & grits or baked ziti!
Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen is located in a historic, 140-year old brick building in Downtown Tupelo, and chef Mitchell McCamey is dedicated to sourcing their ingredients from local farmers. Make sure you try the ribeye or kabobs—both cooked to perfection!
Another stop dedicated to sourcing locally, Ravine is an upscale and rustic Oxford restaurant that specializes in beef, pork, seafood, and freshly made pasta. They even use veggies and herbs from their own garden, which shapes their seasonal menu, and keeps their dishes fresh!
You've probably had pizza before, but you've never had Saint Leo pizza—it's locally sourced, wood-fired, and the restaurant was even a semi-finalist for the James Beard award for Best New Restaurant! Our pick: the Bianca.
Local, handmade, and homemade—the Pizza Factory in Baldwyn has been around since 1984, slinging pies and serving up unique sandwiches. Their pizzas are mouthwatering, but their hoagies are not to be overlooked!
A newer edition to the local restaurant scene, The Rainey opened in 2017 and specializes in southern foods with a creole twist. Swing by for dinner, and try out a few favorites like the shrimp and grits or mango pork chop.
Craving a plate of pasta big enough to keep you full for the rest of the day? Ciao Chow's generous servings of tasty dishes like fettuccine, gnocchi, and puttensca will have you satisfied for hours—and with leftovers for lunch the next day!
The Warehouse is family-owned and dedicated to sourcing locally. They're specialty—Mississippi farm-raised catfish—is cooked to perfection, but you can also find things on the menu like Certified Angus steaks and melt-in-your-mouth desserts.
With a prime Downtown Tupelo location, generous portions, and five-star, Italian flavors, tons of locals frequent Nautical Whimsey for their food and wine selections. The restaurant also hosts a number of special events, like live music nights!
Downtown New Albany
Moving with a four-legged friend, creature, or critter? The communities around Northeast Mississippi are totally pet-friendly and have plenty of places for you to find supplies, take your pet out, or fit in a checkup!
Ready to Find Your Home in Northeast Mississippi?
If you're thinking of buying a home in Union County, Lafayette County, Lee County or anywhere in between, then it's time to contact our team. We're here to help you explore the area like a local, discover its unique communities, and find the perfect home for your wants and needs. Browse a few of the resources we have to offer, and whenever you're ready to kick off your home search just give our team a call!