Mississippi Town Will Pay You $6,000 to Move There

by Halle Ames

Are you looking to move somewhere a little warmer while also getting six grand richer? Natchez, Mississippi wants you. Insert picture of Uncle Sam pointing

The town of nearly 15,000 people is looking to pay remote workers to relocate to their small community and buy a home. So, in reality, there goes your new six thousand dollars.

However, according to the city’s new Shift South program, the cash incentive includes up to $2,500 for moving expenses and another $300 a month stipend for a year to offset living costs in Mississippi.

One should also note that the housing prices are relatively low in comparison to many other markets. According to Realtor.com, the median price of a home in Natchez is around $168,000.

To qualify for the incentive program, you must check a few boxes off the list. You need to work for an employer outside the area and be able to work remotely. One will also need to find a primary residence in the city and buy a home valued at $150,000 or more. A new resident will have to own and live in the house for at least a year, and finally, they have to be 18 years old or up and be able to work in the U.S.

Perks of Natchez, Mississippi

What are some perks of this little southern town? Natchez rests right on the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, along the Mississippi River. If you are looking for a crazy weekend trip, you are only two hours away from Baton Rouge and an hour and forty-five minutes from Jackson.

The city is known for its abundance of historic homes, with more than are 1,000 listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition, Mississippi southern cooking never falls short. In 2008, the town of Natchez, Mississippi, self-declared itself the “biscuit capital of the world.”

You can never go wrong in a place that coins itself with such a prestigious title.

Natchez also is known to be a popular tourist destination due to its location on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The route is 444 miles long of scenic land that passes through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, bringing you to the Music City in Nashville. According to Fox News, the parkway follows a historical route and is popular for people to drive, bike, or hike.

Honesty, we are going to opt for the choice to drive… 444 miles seems awfully far for two little feet.

If anyone is liking what they are hearing and looking to restart in a southern charm of a town, you can apply for the Shift South program here.

Other cities that are also offering a generous perk to joining their community include towns like Tulsa, Oklahoma, Savannah, Georgia, Topeka, Kansas, and Newton, Iowa.