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Living in the Jackson area @ a glance Posted On: 3/20/2010 6:39:07 PM
The city of Jackson and its surrounding areas has its pros and cons. I grew up in the city of Jackson and it's not such a bad place depending on where you live. All major cities have there share of crime problems. The hugest obstacle to face in my opinion is the segragation of races. We all realize that this factor won't disappear overnight realizing Mississippi's racial history. If you are looking to move to the Jackson area, this issue shouldn't be a huge shock. The weather is very mild except for the summer. It's very hot and humid. When it snows in the winter (not too often), schools and many jobs shut down. Speaking of jobs, there are plenty in the medical and educational fields. Over the past 20 years, the families with high incomes left the city of Jackson and have built homes and businesses in the surrounding small towns. Most still work in Jackson, but live outside of it. Jackson's tax payer's pool has substNtially dropped. This has effected the quality of living negatively in many ways. Instead of streets being fixed, they are patched up every 5 months. Traffic is not a problem at all. The downtown area currently has no entertainment. There are a few projects but they are slowly being developed. Overall, if you are looking for a small major city to live in and high levels of racial segragation don't bother you, Jackson or it's surrounding areas may be the place for you.