These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Jackson, MS For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Jackson are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Jackson, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Jackson neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Jackson are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Jackson for 2018:

  1. Heatherwood (Homes)
  2. Lake Trace (Homes)
  3. Colonial Homeowners (Homes)
  4. Sugaloch (Homes)
  5. The Villages Of Northpointe (Homes)
  6. Greater Belhaven (Homes)
  7. Woodhaven (Homes)
  8. Hanging Moss East (Homes)
  9. Rolling Hills (Homes)
  10. Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Jackson that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Jackson.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Jackson for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Jackson, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 39 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Jackson.” We’re lookin’ at you, Heatherwood.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Jackson has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Heatherwood

Population: 1,544
Median Income: $85,192
Median Home Value: $246,400

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2. Lake Trace

Population: 1,241
Median Income: $75,052
Median Home Value: $165,700

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3. Colonial Homeowners

Population: 1,236
Median Income: $54,022
Median Home Value: $139,100

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4. Sugaloch

Population: 1,337
Median Income: $61,250
Median Home Value: $121,500

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5. The Villages Of Northpointe

Population: 1,068
Median Income: $59,498
Median Home Value: $231,900

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6. Greater Belhaven

Greater Belhaven Jackson, MS

Population: 4,934
Median Income: $43,327
Median Home Value: $148,083

Belhaven Neighborhood or “The Greater Belhaven Area”, often simply called “Belhaven”, is a neighborhood located in Jackson, Mississippi. Belhaven Neighborhood is named after Confederate veteran Jones S. Hamilton’s house, which became the namesake of Belhaven University. Belhaven is a historic district and one of Jackson’s oldest neighborhoods and cultural centers as well as home to many of the city’s oldest houses and buildings. Many popular and successful locally owned businesses are located within Belhaven, including a number of restaurants, shops, stores, and a Bed and Breakfast inn. Belhaven is considered to be one of the most architecturally diverse neighborhoods in the United States, much of which can be seen through the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Architectural Tour.
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7. Woodhaven

Population: 1,715
Median Income: $46,349
Median Home Value: $141,750

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8. Hanging Moss East

Population: 1,993
Median Income: $42,888
Median Home Value: $77,000

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9. Rolling Hills

Population: 1,157
Median Income: $41,386
Median Home Value: $115,850

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10. Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle

Population: 1,360
Median Income: $33,980
Median Home Value: $94,300

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Jackson

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Jackson where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Jackson:

  1. Georgetown Community
  2. West Park
  3. Olin Park

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Jackson

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Heatherwood 1,544 $246,400 2,196 0.0%
2 Lake Trace 1,241 $165,700 2,196 2.6%
3 Colonial Homeowners 1,236 $139,100 3,415 1.3%
4 Sugaloch 1,337 $121,500 4,535 16.1%
5 The Villages Of Northpointe 1,068 $231,900 2,196 4.5%
6 Greater Belhaven 4,934 $148,083 3,211 4.9%
7 Woodhaven 1,715 $141,750 3,975 4.0%
8 Hanging Moss East 1,993 $77,000 6,970 10.7%
9 Rolling Hills 1,157 $115,850 3,483 5.4%
10 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 1,360 $94,300 6,147 11.9%
11 North Colony 1,832 $104,100 5,760 5.6%
12 Citizens Southwest 16,950 $69,837 7,110 11.2%
13 Mccluer Road 2,159 $128,725 4,008 7.0%
14 Fondren North 3,709 $148,467 2,532 4.5%
15 Willow Wood 1,879 $95,800 5,097 3.9%
16 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,591 $139,750 2,196 6.2%
17 Lakewood Drive 2,070 $71,800 7,329 12.9%
18 North Park And Ridgecrest 1,100 $92,400 6,702 15.9%
19 Presidential Hills 2,907 $70,067 6,689 7.6%
20 Bel Air 1,026 $81,100 6,495 16.4%
21 West Central Jackson 4,793 $64,538 7,494 13.6%
22 Washington Addition 1,310 $60,433 7,593 12.4%
23 Bayridge 1,883 $135,400 5,659 4.0%
24 Woodville Heights 2,109 $75,300 6,687 16.5%
25 Broadmoor 1,811 $114,167 5,279 6.3%
26 Appleridge 1,757 $82,300 6,469 8.8%
27 Mid City Business Association 1,057 $39,920 8,433 11.8%
28 Northbrook 4,505 $73,480 6,741 5.1%
29 Tougaloo Community 1,906 $38,600 8,761 5.4%
30 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 3,250 $80,933 6,618 9.1%
31 Virden 3,682 $54,000 7,299 4.5%
32 Englewood 2,321 $49,700 8,365 12.9%
33 Westhaven 1,679 $51,933 7,641 6.6%
34 Country Club Place 1,170 $41,500 8,174 11.3%
35 North Midtown 1,467 $31,467 8,782 11.4%
36 Savannah Street 1,556 $34,900 8,526 10.5%
37 Olin Park 1,595 $37,500 8,782 5.9%
38 West Park 1,800 $58,450 7,559 6.7%
39 Georgetown Community 1,439 $42,367 8,312 7.9%

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