Oxford Awarded ‘Best Downtown Area 2018’ by Mississippi Magazine

Oxford was awarded the ‘Best Downtown Area’ by Mississippi Magazine for 2018. Photo by Jim Hendrix.

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor

Oxford collected several accolades in this year’s ‘Best of Mississippi 2018’ sponsored by Mississippi Magazine. 

Oxford was awarded ‘Best Downtown Area’ along with additional honorable mentions in food, arts and entertainment. The votes are cast by the magazine’s readers and ranked accordingly.

“The cultural and economic hub of the city, Oxford’s historic downtown square is full of elegant boutiques and wonderful restaurants. Curl up with a book at Square Books or step into Neilson’s, the South’s oldest department store. Whether an Ole Miss fan or not, there is something for everyone in Oxford.” — Dotsie Stevens, Mississippi Magazine

Mayor Robyn Tannehill tweeted how proud she was to see the City of Oxford at the top of this year’s list. 

Oxford’s Honorable Mentions:

Cornbread— Ajax Diner
Breakfast— Big Bad Breakfast
Place to Live— Oxford
Hotel or Resort— The Graduate
Weekend Trip— Oxford
Fair or Festival— Double Decker Arts Festival
Fine China and Silver— Oxford Floral Co.
Shopping Destination— The Square
Bookstore— Square Books


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