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About Jackson, MS


About Jackson - "The Crossroads of the South"


Jackson, MS is a friendly, affordable city to live in. Although residents of Jackson have a relatively low income compared to other big cities in the U.S., the low cost of living makes up for it. Forbes magazine has ranked Jackson 3rd on their "Best Bang for Your Buck" list in recent years. Despite the relatively low income, the people of Jackson continue to rank as some of the most charitable.

The vibe in Jackson is a slow-paced family-friendly city where you can also experience all of the fun of a big Southern city.

Music

Jackson, also known as the "City with Soul", is famous for gospel, blues, and R&B music. There's multiple bars and nightclubs around town that stay true to Jackson's roots.

Food

They say that once you eat in Jackson you'll never think about leaving. The Mississippi Farmer's Market has everything you need to cook up just about any Southern meal. You can find all kinds of fruits and vegetables from a number of local vendors. Don't hesitate to start up a chat. The farmer's market is a great place to meet new people and take in the Southern hospitality.

Fondren

The most revered part of town is the Fondren District where you can find "something for everyone" including antique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The area has come a long way since once being the home of the Mississippi Lunatic Asylum!

Sightseeing

If you want to get outdoors, one of the most popular spots is the Azalea Trail where you can go running, hiking, and mountain biking through gorgeous scenery including Oriental Island and Mynelle Gardens. You can also visit the Botanical Garden at Jackson State University along the way. If a scenic drive is more your thing, the Natchez Trace offers many spectacular winding, scenic views from the road.

Weather

It gets hot and humid in Jackson in the summer. The average high temperature in the summer is about 92 degrees. Spring and fall are a much more enjoyable 70 and 80 degrees while winters only get down to the 50's. Substantial changes in weather can cause tornados in between seasons.

Even less likely is a volcanic eruption. Yes, Jackson actually sites on top of a volcano directly below the Mississippi Coliseum. But there's no reason to worry, as its been declared "dead" and hasn't erupted in 75 million years.


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Jackson, MS
Jackson, MS
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Downtown
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City Lights
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Aerial
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Skyline
Capitol Building
Capitol Building


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