Living in Jackson

Located in the center of West Tennessee, Jackson is the regional hub for healthcare, retail, arts and entertainment that connects a population of over half a million people. Jackson has been on the cutting edge of current technology since the City was first founded in 1821. A railroad center beginning in the second half of the 19th century, the City has now become the home of booming manufacturers and other innovative industries.

Jackson’s rich tradition of arts and culture make the City a great place to call home.  The Jackson Symphony is world-renown, and the Jackson Theatre Guild’s productions are often compared to those found in a bigger city.  Our downtown area is experiencing rejuvenation, and our Farmer’s Market is first-class. With parks, golf courses and lakes throughout the area, we have plenty of outdoor options. We are the home of both the Jackson Generals, a Class AA minor league baseball team affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, and the Miss Tennessee Pageant. Charitable events and civic opportunities are plenty, and family-friendly activities abound as well—something is always going on in Jackson! And if you want to discover more about the area, we are located just 70 miles east of Memphis and 120 miles west of Nashville along Interstate 40, so residents are in close proximity to a variety of entertainment options.

Education is a huge component of the City. The Jackson-Madison County School System features 28 elementary, middle and high schools.  The county also offers seven private schools:  Jackson Christian School, Sacred Heart of Jesus High School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Trinity Christian Academy, Augustine School, Montessori Center of Jackson and University School of Jackson. Jackson also has a very active home school community. The learning does not stop there, however.  Jackson is a college town, attracting students from across the country to study.  With two technical schools, Jackson State Community College, and three 4-year colleges—Lane College, Union University and the University of Memphis at Lambuth—Jackson is capable of meeting anyone’s higher education needs.

Come visit Jackson, and see what we have to offer you.


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