On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in the Delta. Counting daytime highs and nightime lows, our average winter temperature is a very mild 48 degrees while our average summer temperature is 80 degrees. We have an average of less than 1" of snow per year. Our "Comfort Index" as determined by Sperling's Best Places is 11% higher than the national average.
Cost of Living
Our cost of living is approximately 28% lower than the U.S. average.
We are the home of the "blues" which brings travelers from around the world to visit our area on a constant basis. With regularity you will find travelers from all over Europe, Australia, South America, Asia, and North America enjoying the sounds in one of our blues bars. Click here to read Southern Living's take on our blues bars: http://www.southernliving.com/travel/south-central/blues-highway.
Here are a list of some of the most well known Blues destinations in the Delta:
- Delta Blues Museum
- B.B. King Museum
- Mississippi Blues Trail
- Red's Blues Club
- Ground Zero Blues Club
- Grammy Museum
- Po' Monkey's Lounge
The Mississippi Delta is home to some of the world's best food including James Beard Award winning restaurants. Read Forbes' Travel Guide's guide to our best food options here: http://www.forbestravelguide.com/the-mississippi-delta-mississippi/what-are-the-best-mississippi-delta-food-experiences
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is widely known as the best college sports conference in the USA. Our proximity to Ole Miss and Mississippi State provides us access to the best that college sports has to offer.
University of Mississippi
The state's flagship university - the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) - lies just 10 miles directly to the east of the Delta Strong region. In recent years Ole Miss has won the Sugar Bowl, the SEC Basketball Tournament, and made the College Baseball World Series.
Mississippi State University
One hour directly east of the Delta Strong region is the State's land grant institution, Mississippi State University. Mississippi State is the only university in the country to have made a New Year's 6 Bowl (Orange Bowl in 2014), College World Series Championship Series (2013), and Women's Basketball National Championship Game (2017) in the last 4 years.
Our area offers every possible housing option you could want. From downtown condos, to patio homes, to large farm properties, to antebellum homes we have any option you can imagine!
5-Star Hotel/Spa/Cooking School
National Geographic Traveler named the Alluivan Hotel in our delta one of the top-56 hotels in the USA. The boutique hotel features cosmopolitan rooms with an award winning spa and cooking school. Click here to see Yelp's 4.5 star review of the spa: https://www.yelp.com/biz/alluvian-spa-greenwood. Click here to see Trip Advisor's 5 star review of the cooking school: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g43799-d2178485-Reviews-Viking_Cooking_School-Greenwood_Mississippi.html.
The Delta is home to a multitude of major casinos and resorts. The following is a sampling of the prestigous ownership of the casinos in our region: Churchill Downs, Pinnacle Entertainment, MGM, Caesars, and Boyd Gaming.
Tunica National Golf & Tennis
Tunica National has hosted numerous state amateur tournaments, local PGA sanction events, and an event on the Hooters tour making it a true championship golf course. The tennis facilities include four indoor clay court surfaces. Click here to see Golf Advisor's 5-star rating of Tunica National: http://www.golfadvisor.com/courses/23028-tunica-national-golf-and-tennis/.
Mississippi River, Outdoors Activities
With the Mississippi River running our entire western border, we are home to almost any outdoor recreational activity you can desire. Click here to visit our Mississippi River Museum: http://www.tunicariverpark.com/mississippi-river-museum.html. Click here to read a Newsmax article on our hunting: http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/hunting-in-mississippi-top-spots-magnolia-state/2015/05/29/id/647567/.
Colleges & Universities in the Delta
Six institutions of higher learning located in the immediate footprint of the region - Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Coahoma Community College, Holmes Community College, Mississippi Delta Community College, and Northwest Community College.