Charming. Affordable. Lovely.
New Albany, Mississippi.
Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and along the banks of the famed Tallahatchie River in Northeast Mississippi, New Albany offers the comforts and conveniences of small-town living.
New Albany enjoys four mild seasons, a low cost of living, and outstanding outdoor and recreation amenities.
A bustling downtown is filled to the brim with restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops, and is the gateway to the Tanglefoot Trail, and at 43.6 miles, it's Mississippi's longest paved Rails to Trails path. New Albany's proximity to nearby university towns offers opportunities in continuing education, and the Memphis International Airport is about an hour's drive away.
Why Choose New Albany?
A rich community spirit imbues life in New Albany. USA Today bestowed the title of "Best Southern Small Town" on the city, when it took into account the city's amenities and all the ways to become involved and enjoy life. Check out a book and a bicycle from the Union County Library, go to a fascinating discussion at the Union County Heritage Museum, and attend a concert or event at the Magnolia Theatre.
New Albany is home to a wide range of medical professionals and facilities, including primary care and specialty clinics. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County provides a excellent medical care services and treatments, using high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
New Albany enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The city's first responders are highly trained, skilled, and dedicated professionals.
Life is, indeed, better outside, so recreational opportunities abound New Albany. Pedal or perambulate on the paved 43.6-mile Tanglefoot Trail. It meanders through fields, forests, meadows, and wetlands in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area.
The Park Along the River is New Albany's largest park, spanning nearly a mile along the banks of the Tallahatchie River. It offers a playground, pavilion with picnic tables and restrooms, walking trails, a disc golf course, a stage for concerts and other events, and almost three miles of walking trails through beautiful trees. Just beyond is the New Albany Dog Park, BNA Bank Tennis Complex and Sportsplex.
Culture & Community
Everyone can find something to do in New Albany. For over twenty years, Union County Heritage Museum has been educating, informing and entertaining people from all ages, origins and walks of life through their exhibits, lectures, and other events. New Albany is the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner, and the museum honors him with the lovely Faulkner Literary Garden, just to the rear of the museum building.
The Magnolia Theatre began life in 1947 as a movie theater. It has recently experienced a major renovation and has become a state-of-the-art performing arts center, where the community enjoys theater, dance , concerts, and 4D movies.
Civic organizations, churches, garden clubs, and volunteer opportunities can be found on nearly every corner, and all are welcome to join in.
A wide variety of housing is available in New Albany. There are older homes along tree-lined streets or newly built homes in developments.
Residents enjoy a mild climate with four seasons, which allows for year-round outdoor activities.
The State of Mississippi offers a very helpful online New Residents' Guide for those who have recently joined our Mississippi family or those who are interested in moving to our great state.
You can also request a printed Mississippi Tour Guide or download a digital version from our Visit Mississippi tourism department.