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A lot of crime for a small town. - 2/6/2006
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Chris
Jackson, TN

For a city of this size(in the middle of nowhere) there is a significant amount of crime! I've been here a year now
(seems like a life-time) and can't wait to leave.
If you do move here, stay away from the south side of the interstate. It's a no-brainer! North side really not all that bad but probably just a matter of time, sorry to say.

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Jennifer

re: A lot of crime for a small town. - 2/6/2006 - 12/29/2007
North side is not any better than South side, we have constant robberies in upscale neighborhoods and no police men to come to our aid. Education stinks - uncontrolled bullying, Abusive teachers and all for $6k a year - Parents have to do all the teaching at home!! What are we paying for?? There is nothing here, absolutely nothing.


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Chris
Jackson, TN

LANA Proud! - 6/25/2014

I live in Jackson, TN in the LANA district. I am originally from upstate NY, and have lived all over the States since we were military. I have to say Jackson is the sweetest little city we've ever lived. It has everything you need, the columns offer great shopping and downtown has a real hipster feel that's growing. We love the year round farmers market and the Lift center. It's hard to describe the feel of this town but from the minute we arrived we have been made to feel welcome and embraced by this community. The LANA district is the historic district where I live and it is as cute as can be, and we walk everywhere and feel perfectly safe. I lived in Memphis for 8 years and it's nothing like that. People are really friendly here! I feel like we finally found a town where southern hospitality is genuine and not a cliche' and where children grow up and want to stay and raise there own children. What more can I say, we found Jackson to be the best hometown anyone could ask for.

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Lori
Jackson, TN

Recreation in Jackson - 1/1/2014

There really isn't any in Jackson. Memphis or Nashville are your only options for adult, family or child entertainment. Yes, they have a couple of theaters in town. More churches and banks than any small town needs. We've been here for 2 years and can't wait to get out.

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ppg
Jackson, TN

Quality of life - 9/7/2010

Good place to live

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Cwby
Beach, ND

Rasons not to live in Jackson - 5/11/2008

I lived in or around Jackson for most of my life. There are many reasons not to live in Jackson, but to me the biggest reason is the crime. I owned a business there and was the victim of several break-ins, thefts and shoplifting. The police department is virtually ineffective. I was told one time by the police that if I found my property to let them know. I thought that was their job. The crime, along with the lack or cultural activities, outdoors recreation and racial relations is enough reason for me to never set foot there again.

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Shane Mc
Jackson, TN

Great town to grow up in. - 4/1/2008

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.

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James
Jackson, TN

Not That Bad of A Town.... - 1/20/2008

Lived in other cities of comparable size, not perfect but I have lived here for 3 years and have not expreience any problems.

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Tami
Jackson, TN

Great for family - 6/15/2006

Lived here for 4 1/2 years. I like all of the trees and nature parks close by. We take our 4 small children to Natchez Trace State Park to hike and picnic. Also to Pinson Mounds Arch. Park, and Cypress Grove Nature Park. All the shopping you need and restaurants too. We also love all of the day trips here, go to Memphis or Nashville, both are really pretty and fun cities.

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Chris
Jackson, TN

A lot of crime for a small town. - 2/6/2006

For a city of this size(in the middle of nowhere) there is a significant amount of crime! I've been here a year now (seems like a life-time) and can't wait to leave. If you do move here, stay away from the south side of the interstate. It's a no-brainer! North side really not all that bad but probably just a matter of time, sorry to say.

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