The people who live, work and play in Jackson do so with passion and heart,
and typically go out of their way to make
it feel like home, especially for those from
out of town, which is why this capital city
is fondly referred to as the ‘city with soul’.
Named after President Andrew Jackson,
the heritage of southern hospitality is
prevalent around every street corner. It’s
easy to become wrapped up in the town’s
rich culture of music, food and seemingly
never ending social happenings.
Located on the Pearl River and a short
drive from the Gulf coast, Jackson enjoys
subtropical summers and mild winters.
Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the
year, and while heavy snowfall is relatively
rare, they do experience occasional light
With tree lined neighborhoods such
as Fondren, Belhaven and Broadmor, the
relaxed feeling of home is always appar-
ent. Voted as one of Americas Most Liv-
able Cities, Jackson’s distinct culture and
lifestyle places it in its own category as a
unique place to visit or settle down.
Over $2 billion in economic develop-
ment projects are planned or currently
underway in downtown Jackson. Over
20 annual events and over 30 restaurants
now call downtown Jackson home.
With a legacy deeply rooted in the
Blues, the greater Jackson area boasts
a thriving cultural arts community.
Whether it’s dance, live music or visual
arts, Jackson is truly a city that comes
alive. Southern cuisine is served with
pride in each of the over 300 restaurants,
and Jackson’s distinct flavor doesn’t dis-
There’s plenty things to do and see
in Jackson, including the Jackson Zoo,
Mississippi Museum of Art, Davis Planetarium, Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, Smith Robertson Museum