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:
- Heatherwood (Homes)
- Lake Trace (Homes)
- Colonial Homeowners (Homes)
- Sugaloch (Homes)
- The Villages Of Northpointe (Homes)
- Greater Belhaven (Homes)
- Woodhaven (Homes)
- Hanging Moss East (Homes)
- Rolling Hills (Homes)
- 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.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Mississippi check out:
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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.
Median Income: $85,192
Median Home Value: $246,400
2. Lake Trace
Median Income: $75,052
Median Home Value: $165,700
3. Colonial Homeowners
Median Income: $54,022
Median Home Value: $139,100
Median Income: $61,250
Median Home Value: $121,500
5. The Villages Of Northpointe
Median Income: $59,498
Median Home Value: $231,900
6. Greater Belhaven
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.
More on Greater Belhaven: Real Estate | Data
Median Income: $46,349
Median Home Value: $141,750
8. Hanging Moss East
Median Income: $42,888
Median Home Value: $77,000
9. Rolling Hills
Median Income: $41,386
Median Home Value: $115,850
10. Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle
Median Income: $33,980
Median Home Value: $94,300
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:
- Georgetown Community
- West Park
- Olin Park
For more reading, check out:
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- 10 Safest Places In Mississippi
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Mississippi
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Jackson
|5||The Villages Of Northpointe||1,068|
|8||Hanging Moss East||1,993|
|10||Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle||1,360|
|18||North Park And Ridgecrest||1,100|
|21||West Central Jackson||4,793|
|27||Mid City Business Association||1,057|
|34||Country Club Place||1,170|