A flourishing downtown area captures the spirit of West Point. The town's historic buildings, old-fashioned Main Street and beautiful, wooded parks are the heart of civic pride. Add a giving, can-do community attitude and a strong sense of togetherness, and it's little wonder West Point has twice been named in Norman Crampton's 100 Best Small Towns in America. What more could you ask for in a retirement community?
Read what people like yourself have to say about West Point as a retirement community:
Dr. Bill East and his wife Mary describe West Point, their home of two years, as both "the smallest place we've ever lived" and "a community that has it all."
Mississippi Living: What made you choose West Point?
The Easts: Our children and grandchildren had relocated from Meridian to West Point, so when it was time for us to retire, we decided to join them here.
Mississippi Living: How are you involved in the community?
The Easts: We volunteer with Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers. As members of the Clay County Genealogical Society, we're helping research a book on veterans from Clay County. Bill is head of the Clay County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Mississippi Living: What are some of the qualities you like the most about West Point?
The Easts: West Point is a lovely, clean, patriotic town. There's a real can-do spirit here - everyone who in the community seems to genuinely be interested and involved in the community. The residential properties are very well maintained, the downtown park system is a focal point and neighbors are always ready to help each other out. There's excellent police visibility here, so we always feel safe. People of all ages know each other, from retired folks to young families with small children. You could honestly compare West Point to Mayberry, USA.