5.4 out of 10


35.9818588441703 -87.133859673767
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Rural - But Not"

Fairview may be rated as average, but not because there is anything wrong with it, except of course the total lack of restaurants, shops, medical facilities or nightlife. It's average because somewhere between the nice, average single family dwellings and the gazillion dollar homes hidden down lanes you will find here you get to, well, average. Fairview to me is one of the strangest places around, with a difficult to discern town center and no real sign of anything that resembles a cohesive town at all. There is a new school and fire station, and I know they have at least one policeman because he stops me often. But other than that, it seems to be more of a gathering place - one that holds the post office, FedEx pick up and drop off point, pharmacy and absolute necessities - for the residents who do live near the "town," and for those who live farther out near the Natchez Trace, down their long driveways and so far back in the woods that they could film a remake of deliverance from their porches. I make fun of it when I pass through, but in truth I am envious. Invariably as I pass by the little wooden building that says "Post/FedEx," there will be an old pickup parked next to a new Maserati or Porsche. Like many areas around here, you never really know who lives where and in a way, that is the charm of a place like Fairview.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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