Discover Jackson, TN: A Great Place to Live

From abundant fun and inclusiveness to excellent business support and affordability, this West Tennessee city has it going on.

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Livability
On Monday, June 28, 2021 - 12:48
Jackson, TN

Jackson is a place many gladly call home, saying it is one of the best places anywhere to live.

It’s small enough to know the name of your mechanic and big enough to always have something to do on the weekend. It’s a community with a rich history, a unique musical sound that echoes from many live venues, more churches than you can count and great family-friendly attractions such as the Tennessee Safari Park in nearby Alamo, TN.

Jackson offers the best of two worlds: the amenities of a big city because it is West Tennessee’s hub, and the comforts and friendliness of a small town.

Searching for a new place to call home? Find out why relocating to Jackson, TN may be the right choice.

Jackson, TN
TheCO

A Launch Pad for Success

Local businesses are thriving in Jackson. Residential support, business tools, a strong economy and new programs have been key to many startups’ success, and the list of prosperous businesses continues to grow. TheCO, a coworking/ makerspace, has seen a great deal of success since it launched in July 2014. It brings together like-minded people itching to bring creative ideas to life.

Everyone's Welcome in Jackson

The Jackson Chamber, United Way of West Tennessee and Our Jackson Home have partnered on an initiative to promote awareness of equity and diversity so area individuals of all races are afforded equal opportunities for a better education, better jobs and a better quality of life.

One successful program that occurred in 2020 was a Virtual Forum Series, where diverse leaders from business, education, government and community service organizations came together via Zoom to move Jackson forward through honest conversation. Among the topics in the series were Health Disparities, Race & Criminal Justice, Celebrate Diversity, Addressing Racism and Race & Socioeconomics.

Jackson, TN
Nathan Lambrecht

Find a Wide Variety of Fun

Jackson boasts an exciting nightlife, with numerous restaurants, shopping venues, festivals and the AMP at the Market. Other affordable entertainment options include the West Tennessee Farmers Market, Samuel T Bryant Distillery, porch parties and miles of outdoor trails. 

Affordability All Around

Living in Jackson is “the life,” as the region’s low cost of living combines nicely with its high number of entertainment options, which are also pretty affordable. And it’s not a secret that this region just keeps on getting better. The median home price is $131,800.

Jackson, TN
Jeff Adkins

Bon Appetit!

Of the many things locals love about Jackson, there is one that really tops them all – well, when they are hungry, that is. Jackson is home to over 40 locally inspired restaurants, and they are cooking up a wealth of great cuisine.

Find Top-Notch Health Care

Residents of Jackson benefit from high-quality medical facilities, including Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Jackson and Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Center, to help them lead healthy, vibrant lives. Plus, these facilities are continuously making improvements to provide patients with the best care.

Companies Love It Here

From The Kellogg Company to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Tennessee and Delta Faucet Company, Jackson is home to world-class manufacturing. During the global pandemic, many Jackson-based manufacturers generously gave back to help meet the needs of the community.

And, finally, here's one more noteworthy reason to love Jackson, TN:

Jackson, TN
Nathan Lambrecht

Music Shines in West Tennessee

Great music can be found all around town, from live outdoor concerts to stellar Jackson Symphony performances. 

However, the region also celebrates its rock roots. The University of Memphis has established a Carl Perkins Scholarship for students at the Memphis-Lambuth campus in Jackson who are enrolled in its Music and Entertainment program.

Perkins, an internationally recognized and longtime Jackson resident, was a legendary guitarist, songwriter and performer who worked throughout his career with top musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Lambuth officials say all the money raised for the Carl Perkins Scholarship is invested; therefore, it will continue to have a positive impact in the future.

Want to learn more about living in Jackson? Check out the latest edition of Livability Jackson, Tennessee.

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