Finding Apartments for Rent in Starkville, MS
Starkville, MS is a college town, located just east of the campus of Mississippi State. You will find a large number of apartments throughout the town, many of them built specifically to cater to college students. A number of apartments have their own individual community grounds designed to foster relationships between residents, many of whom probably attend the university.
Starkville is located east of the university, so it's also possible to find some apartments that cater to residents seeking a quieter lifestyle the further east you get from the university.
Top Neighborhoods in Starkville, MS
Apartments in downtown Starkville are a nice mix of those looking for the college lifestyle and those looking for a friendly suburban neighborhood. There are both college bars and Mom and Pop style shops and restaurants.
If you want to get away from the college kids, there are plenty of other choices throughout Oktibbeha County. Residential streets near the Starkville school district tend to attract local families with children and will provide seclusion from the busy campus lifestyle that families are seeking.
Weather in Starkville, MS
Starkville weather can be described as a subtropical climate with temperatures reaching north of 90 degrees in the summer. July in particular tends to be the warmest month. Winter can bring temperatures into the 40s.
The city gets an average of four to six inches of rain every month. The months in late winter and early spring tend to be the wettest.
Sports in Starkville, MS
If you're not a Mississippi State University fan, you're going to have a hard time fitting in with other residents in Starkville. "Hail State" is a common greeting as well as a cheer for the local sports teams. It's safe to say, in fact, that a great deal of the community revolves around the local college sports teams. You can't go anywhere without seeing at least a few crimson and white jerseys or T-shirts from a college student or local resident showing off their hometown pride.
Out of all of the sports offered at MSU, football is king. The rivalry with the University of Mississippi Rebels in Oxford, MS is epic. If you're an Ole Miss graduate living in Starkville, you can expect to get quite a bit of trash talk coming your way. Fans will often tailgate before every home football game and even for some other sports as well.
New South Weekends offer Friday night events prior to each home football game and are well attended by the entire community. These can range from wine tastings to neighborhood block parties.
Cultural Attractions in Starkville, MS
MSU and the surrounding communities have a lot to offer when it comes to art and culture. The Lycem Series, hosted by the University, brings in professional concerts, plays, musicals and dance performances throughout the year.
Starkville is also home to a number of community theaters, and there is even a symphony that is a joint venture between the city and the school.
If you enjoy a vibrant art scene, you'll find a number of galleries throughout the downtown area as well as on campus. The art program at MSU is nationally renowned and there are six major galleries located all across the campus. The university often invites national artists to come in and display their work alongside the students.View Apartments in Starkville, Mississippi
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