PETAL, Miss. - Gobankingrates.com named Petal to be one of the best places in the country to purchase a new home.
Mayor of Petal, Hal Marx said, "This is another list that we've been a part of over the last several years. Its ranked Petal as one of the best places to live and raise a family in Mississippi. And of course, we agree with that and we're proud of that recognition. And I think it's another feather in our cap as far as the city goes."
47 different cities were ranked on gobankingrates.com's list.
Petal ranked 22nd best.
"When you see the growth residentially and commercially with new businesses coming in, it just shows people want to be a part of Petal. They know that we got a lot of good things going on here. It just bodes well for the future, because I think you build on that. As you have growth, it just leads to more growth, and more people want to be a part of that. I think when you get on lists like this, and you get some recognition, it just boosts that even more," said Marx.
Gobankingrates.com listed Petal to have the following:
Median property tax bill is $1,050.
Median home listing price is nearly $175,000.
Median household income is nearly $51,000.