So much of the charm of Oxford is focused on our quaint downtown; the readiness of something to always do, our dining and shopping scene. I often tell people “my quality of life here in Oxford is better than most my friends who live far off.”
See, for most Ole Miss grads, they DREAM of coming back to Oxford. They long for a fun-filled weekend, splurging on everything downtown. I’ve never left Oxford. I don’t know what it’s like to “miss” it. I’m here. And that’s why you won’t find me downtown on a busy weekend, while they are hitting up the Square.
I am officially a local. As much as I treasure the ability to have a place like the Square, I more so look forward to heading home, to my house, outside the city limits. My husband’s family has been in Lafayette County for five generations, situating themselves in one particular area: Clear Creek. When my husband and I moved out to the family land on Clear Creek Road, I finally understood what “country life” was. It’s simple. It’s easy. Offering lots of time to absorb surroundings and slow down on things that just needed slowing. Trips “to town” were just that; a trip. Far fewer times were spent at restaurants and more times were spent at home.
Clear Creek is a special area of Lafayette County. I don’t know if God put his own special blessing on that land, but one must experience life out there. I have a feeling that the Leake family saw this too; they most certainly wanted others to experience this area when they created Splinter Creek.
Splinter Creek is a new 650-acre development encompassing the country life I described above, and it is located in the Clear Creek area. I have heard rumblings about this development for a couple of years including: “It’s amazing. It’s tranquil. It’s a better quality of life, even in Oxford. You won’t believe it.”
So, when I had the opportunity to go behind the gates last month, all my worlds merged. Top-notch, quality homes in a private development on Clear Creek Road. The lifestyle available at Splinter Creek is truly at a magical level. Deep consideration and planning allowed for the natural landscape to be preserved among the modest, modern homes. There is a simultaneous sense of community and privacy offered at Splinter Creek. The amenities and conservations placed for an owners’ benefit were well thought out, and in line with making a forever family home in Splinter Creek. When I was sitting out by one of the lakes on the day I visited, I could see my future grandkids boating, fishing and catching the sunny Mississippi rays. A destination full of memories waiting to be made.
Perhaps I’m a little reminiscent of the movie “Shag” where they visit Carson’s family summer home. I want this for my family, and my family’s family. A place in Oxford, to go and create fun memories, year, after year, after year.
Only 26 lots have been planned for and developed on just 250 acres of the property. Each offering lake frontage on one of the three lakes. Splinter Creek is hosting another opportunity to view their pristine property at an open house event on October 19th from 2-5 p.m. I personally invite you to come and see this for yourself. Maybe one day our families can be neighbors?