Tennessee is a great place to live. Good climate, low taxes, no state income tax, great roads, excellent governor, UT Vols, etc. Jackson is close to Memphis' and Nashville's shopping, pro-sports teams & nightlife. Memphis, TN river, Pickwick lake & golf courses, Chickasaw Park, Natchez Trace all within 1 hour drive.
Jackson has several excellent private schools, due in part to the decline of the Jackson-Madison County Schools and the racial divide caused by trying to enforce our desegregation lawsuit. We are busing kids from South Jackson to North Jackson and from North Jackson to South Jackson for school every day to meet racial classroom quotas under court order, a complete waste of money, and placing kids in uncomfortable environments. Of course. the private schools in North Jackson have tremendous growth, teachers and facilities.
South and East Jackson contain public housing and lower income housing, resulting in more than average crime rates. However this is a world away from North Jackson (north of I-40) where the median house costs $200,000+. Northwest Jackson (north of I-40 and west of Hwy-45) is the most desirable place to live with almost no homes under $250,000 and no crime.
We are the home of the Diamond Jaxx baseball team, the NAIA Women's National basketball tournament, the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame, Casey Jones Village, Miss Tennessee Pageant, and the legenday Carl Perkins.