Real Estate Options in Vicksburg, MS
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Visitors to Vicksburg are understandably charmed by the city’s many historic neighborhoods, but those who choose to live here can find plenty of wonderful alternatives in case their mansion of choice isn’t available.
No matter where you settle down, friendly neighbors will make you feel welcome. That goes for everything from upscale downtown condominiums and apartments in renovated buildings to newer communities and more-established neighborhoods spreading outward from the city center.
Downtown Vicksburg Living Revitalizes City Center
At the city’s heart, urban pioneers are turning former business buildings into condos, apartments and mixed-use structures that are revitalizing downtown. The city itself has plowed more than $7 million into infrastructure improvements and other refurbishments, while the Vicksburg Main Street Program has overseen a renovation boom that includes the $2.8 million Art Park at Catfish Row and a riverfront mural project.
Hovering over it all are such new landmarks as the Sears Luxury Quarter Apartments and Condominiums in the historic Sears Roebuck structure, as well as the Valley Building, a renovated 1909 dry goods store with 20 fully furnished apartments for short- and long-term lease. Featuring fixtures that include its original lobby directory, more than half the units were snapped up within weeks of its August 2009 opening.
Historic, Newer Neighborhoods Offer Size, Style Choices
The nearby neighborhoods of Spring Hill and the Riverview Garden District continue to be popular, according to area Realtors, not only for those who want to own a piece of history, but also those who dream of operating a bed-and-breakfast or other urban business that capitalizes on a spacious, historic home.
Vicksburg has plenty of newer neighborhoods and planned communities as well, offering renters or those looking for townhomes or semi-detached condominium properties plenty of choice. And while properties continue to appreciate in value quickly here, the average median home price is still around $127,000, making Vicksburg an ideal place to put down roots or retire. In fact, the city has been designated a Certified Retirement Community by the state, indicating its appeal to empty-nesters from around the country.
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