When the time is right...
experience New Albany, Mississippi.
....An ideal retirement destination with captivating beauty, low cost of living, four mild seasons, outstanding outdoor amenities in a convenient location, nestled halfway between Memphis, university towns and metropolitan cities. Where the Tallahatichie river winds through the entire county, surrounded by trails, historic sites,and breathtaking landscapes. New Albany can be your retirement destination.
There is a place that is unquestionably unique. A place filled with culture and a strong sense of community; a place overflowing with artistic and natural beauty; a thriving downtown and outdoor activities. This is New Albany, a charming southern town like no other. New Albany is proud to be one of Mississippi’s 14 certified retirement cities.
To find out more about the Hometown Mississippi Retirement cities, view the official Brochure
or visit the dedicated website through the Mississippi Development Authority at www.mississippi.org/services/community/retirement
Why Choose New Albany?
Voted one of America’s Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today, nestled in the heart of the Mississippi hills and located on the banks of the scenic Tallahatchie River, New Albany offers the ideal setting for family and community living. The vibrant downtown area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features galleries, antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and is the gateway to the Hall of Fame Tanglefoot Trail, which is Mississippi’s best Rails to Trails path. It is also home to the internationally-recognized William Faulkner Literary Garden, housed at the award-winning Union County Heritage Museum. New Albany is a place filled with culture and a strong sense of community, a place overflowing with artistic and natural beauty, and a plethora of outdoor activities.
New Albany enjoys one of the lowest crime rates and top fire ratings of any city in the state - two elements that all residents value. The Police and Fire Departments are manned by highly-trained and skilled professionals who, beyond working hard at their jobs, can be found engaging with residents throughout the community.
New Albany is home to a wide range of medical professionals and facilities including primary care, pediatric, and specialty clinics. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County provides a wide range of medical care services and treatments using high quality diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
Recreational opportunities can be found throughout the city. New Albany is home to the Tanglefoot Trail, which boasts 43.6 miles of paved walking, running, and biking opportunity through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. It is here you will experience a bit of our history as you pass through fields, forests, meadows and wetlands. Unique to New Albany is The Park Along the River Arboretum. Established in 1987, the park hosts large green spaces, a playground, picnic tables, walking path, grills, a stage for live music, pavilion, and disc gold course, Visitors to the park can take a walk on the Tallahatchie Trail which connects to the New Albany Dog Park, BNA Bank Tennis Complex and Sportsplex.
Culture & Community
New Albany boasts something for everyone! For over 20 years, Union County Heritage Museum has been educating, informing and entertaining people from all ages, origins and walks of life through intriguing, engaging works of history. It is also home to the Faulkner Literary Garden. The Magnolia Civic Center has celebrated over 70 years of entertaining and educating with dance, theatrical performances, concerts, and 4D movies. Civic organizations, churches, garden clubs, and volunteer opportunities can be found everywhere and welcome anyone who wants to get involved.
A wide variety of housing is available in New Albany. There are older homes along tree-lined streets or newly built home in one of our newer developments. The average cost for a three-bedroom, two-bath home ranges in price from $160,000-380,000 depending on newness and lot size.
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.