I often get weird looks when people ask me where I went to school and I reply Mississippi State University. They then say “For fashion?”. It might have been a poor choice for that major, but when I was younger, my mom and I found out about The Cotton District in a magazine article. When I saw that neighborhood, I knew I had to live there when I went to college. So, I did go to school there, and I did get to live in the Cotton District in an adorable lavender townhouse that had been refinished right before I moved in. I loved taking my dog for walks around the neighborhood, which is located between the university and the downtown area of the town. I couldn’t help but to show all of these photos, but to see even more, visit www.thecottondistrict.net.
The developer of the area is Dan Camp, who is a very intimidating kind of guy, but I love him for creating the area (to get a sense of him, check out this article by The Town Paper). It gets its name from an old cotton mill which still stands today. Started in 1968, The Cotton District is a village of the cutest small scale architecture that I have ever seen. And the fact that he creates it for college students is just awesome.
Cool events are held in the neighborhood throughout the school year and now there is many retail, restaurant, and bar options for entertainment. Growth is continuing in the area and if you ever have the chance to visit this lovely college town, you will not regret it!