Oxford is No. 1 College Town

Sonia Thompson

The Lyceum on the University of Mississippi campus (photo by Stephen Kirkpatrick).

As August draws to a close, football takes center stage, especially in college towns, and ESPN recently named Oxford, Mississippi, as the number one college town in the country.

Cheerleaders pump up the crowd from the Grove Stage during the pre-game festivities before the Ole Miss Rebels 2019 matchup with Texas A&M (Photo by Christian Johnson/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services).

In a recent video segment, ESPN tweeted, “The Grove is an unbelievable Game Day atmosphere. What is your favorite college town?” with a video and graphics proclaiming Oxford as its top college town. Oxford edged out Athens, Georgia, another Southeastern Conference university town, as the nation’s best college town.

The Big 10 rounded out the rankings with Madison, Wisconsin, in third, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, fourth and State College, Pennsylvania, placing fifth.

A new mural near the Oxford Square shows the city’s personality. (photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services).

With Splinter Creek located just 8 miles from Oxford, it's the perfect way to enjoy the best college town in the country, as well as a place to retreat from the crowds. We look forward to welcoming you to experience Splinter Creek this fall. Email info@splintercreekms.com for more information or to schedule a tour of our 650 acres and 3 private lakes.

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