True Small Town Living
Originally called Mount Salus, meaning "mountain of health," Clinton Mississippi was known for its many refreshing healthful springs. To this day, a sense of well-being still fills the air. Located in the middle of the largest urban area in the state, Clinton is now one of the fastest growing cities in Mississippi. The capital city of Jackson and all the amenities of a metropolitan area are only 10 miles to the east - including museums, cultural events and excellent medical facilities.
And to the west, the port city of Vicksburg is only minutes away where countless historic attractions and casinos line the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River.The Natchez Trace Parkway meanders by Clinton Mississippi, nature trails and scenic overlooks marking its 8,000-year-old path. The walking paths and picnic areas at Traceway Park echo with the cheers of baseball, football and soccer games.
The oldest four-year college in the state, Mississippi College
provides much more than history with its excellent academic programs. Provine Chapel survived Sherman's torches during the Civil War, and now the historic chapel brightens the Mississippi College campus every spring with dazzling azaleas. Discounts on continuing education and special seminars dealing with retirement topics are available at Mississippi College. The school also hosts many athletic and cultural events. In nearby Raymond, the Hinds Community College curriculum offers "Creative Learning in Retirement." This innovative program was designed by retirees to cater to their educational interests and keep the cost of continuing education down, a wonderful addition to this retirement community.
The Arts Council of Clinton
gets spring in gear with Arts in April. The Brick Streets Festival kicks off this month-long series of festivities - a celebration of arts and crafts, food and music on the historic brick streets of "Olde Towne" Clinton.Art exhibits, musical performances, a Shakespeare festival and a Civil War re-enactment depicting the Battle of Clinton fill out Arts in April's festive schedule.
The Fourth of July is synonymous with good times in Clinton. The entire community comes together for the live music, food and sky rockets at the Annual Fireworks Extravaganza in Clinton. If the sounds of bombs bursting in air prove to be a little much, the annual Taste of the Arts in the fall and the Festival of Lights soothe the ears of classical music lovers during the holiday season.
Read what people like you have to say about the ideal retirement community of Clinton Mississippi:
Having moved from Gary, Indiana, just three years ago where they had lived for 34 years, Tommy and Juanita Walker now call Clinton their home
Mississippi Living: What drew you to Mississippi?
The Walkers: Originally from Edwards, Mississippi, we always agreed that we would eventually return to our home state. We chose Clinton because it is what we call a progressive town, and it's not too big. In addition, we have always found that towns that have colleges generally have worthwhile activities and a lot to offer.
Mississippi Living: What particularly appeals to you in Clinton?
The Walkers: Since Clinton is the Home of Mississippi College, the oldest four-year institution of higher learning in the state, it is apt to be more progressive with good things under development. In addition, it offers many opportunities to continue my writing career.
Mississippi Living: Do you feel like you're a part of the community?
The Walkers: Yes, there are many volunteer opportunities in which to be involved - another key reason for selecting Clinton as the retirement location. With activities ranging from serving as volunteers at the Clinton Visitor Center to a strong commitment to local church work, the opportunities to be connected with others and in the community are many.
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(under age 65): $700
(65 and older): $400
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