THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Jackson.
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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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Mississippi and Jackson is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Jackson for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Rolling Wood Beautiful looks to be the best Jackson neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson

Population: 1,100
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $178,000 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $48,958 (29th best)
More on Rolling Wood Beautiful: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 813
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $221,250 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $60,340 (16th best)
More on The Villages Of Northpointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,458
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $166,000 (11th best)
Median Income: $80,223 (Eighth best)
More on Lake Trace: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 498
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $244,500 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $49,429 (28th best)
More on North Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,409
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $224,100 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $92,308 (Fifth best)
More on Heatherwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,220
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $140,300 (21st best)
Median Income: $54,545 (21st best)
More on Colonial Homeowners: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 611
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $160,500 (13th best)
Median Income: $75,750 (Ninth best)
More on Woodlea: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 603
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $198,000 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $71,250 (11th best)
More on Northpointe Estate: Homes For Sale | Data

Greater Belhaven Jackson, MS

Population: 4,680
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $146,933 (20th best)
Median Income: $46,475 (30th best)
More on Greater Belhaven: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Population: 383
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $227,000 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $82,331 (Sixth best)
More on Northeast: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Jackson, MS Neighborhoods In 2020

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 112 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, Rolling Wood Beautiful.

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

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Jackson

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Jackson aren't all good. Elraine takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Jackson.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Rolling Wood Beautiful 1,100 $178,000 $48,958
2 The Villages Of Northpointe 813 $221,250 $60,340
3 Lake Trace 1,458 $166,000 $80,223
4 North Pointe 498 $244,500 $49,429
5 Heatherwood 1,409 $224,100 $92,308
6 Colonial Homeowners 1,220 $140,300 $54,545
7 Woodlea 611 $160,500 $75,750
8 Northpointe Estate 603 $198,000 $71,250
9 Greater Belhaven 4,680 $146,933 $46,475
10 Northeast 383 $227,000 $82,331
11 Sherwood-Audubon Area 751 $357,800 $123,138
12 The Northwood 395 $160,500 $63,000
13 Woodhaven 1,608 $151,800 $41,812
14 East Brooke 84 $227,000 $82,331
15 Northgate 215 $160,500 $75,750
16 Fondren North 3,555 $152,767 $43,520
17 Sheffield 656 $246,900 $105,920
18 Wingfield Place 344 $132,400 $68,125
19 Pines 108 $104,300 $60,500
20 Imberlain Park 174 $140,300 $54,545
21 Bayridge 1,739 $100,800 $30,759
22 Heatherton 367 $505,000 $121,389
23 Mcleod 888 $130,100 $95,870
24 Willow Wood 1,914 $90,200 $45,858
25 Broadmoor 2,383 $117,267 $40,221
26 Wildwood North 488 $150,300 $41,917
27 Northlake 473 $150,300 $41,917
28 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,974 $135,450 $41,424
29 Norwood 3 And 4 787 $99,400 $54,886
30 Bellevue Oaks 164 $136,700 $55,000
31 Norwood South 675 $99,400 $54,886
32 Mccluer Road 2,008 $125,450 $56,270
33 Hibernia Hill 303 $68,200 $35,764
34 Rolling Hills 1,677 $94,950 $40,128
35 Lakewood Drive 1,771 $69,400 $41,600
36 Mayfair 312 $99,500 $50,600
37 Brairwood Heights 243 $108,000 $41,824
38 Heritage Estates 196 $99,500 $50,600
39 Sugaloch 1,392 $99,900 $37,198
40 Jakson Country Club 964 $94,950 $40,128
41 Lakeover 89 $150,300 $45,406
42 Queens-Magnolia Terrace 3,572 $68,100 $31,042
43 Berwood Drive-Azalea Circle 1,601 $93,950 $19,608
44 Presidential Hills 2,407 $78,533 $34,300
45 North Colony 1,823 $93,850 $29,097
46 Sunkist 811 $92,900 $33,427
47 Magnolia Terrace 235 $69,200 $50,625
48 Windsor Forest 142 $99,600 $51,932
49 Chrraige Hills 80 $99,600 $51,932
50 Bel Air 923 $76,550 $29,768
51 Northwest Hills Terrace 183 $73,300 $37,500
52 High School Park 422 $68,700 $34,949
53 Mid City 759 $60,400 $21,346
54 Appleridge 1,997 $71,767 $32,914
55 Ashley Acres 34 $77,300 $30,450
56 Northbrook 4,330 $49,780 $30,085
57 Englewood 2,194 $43,167 $22,242
58 Hanging Moss East 1,613 $76,400 $28,425
59 Brookhollow 350 $108,100 $63,056
60 Georgetown Community 1,485 $46,000 $20,319
61 North Park And Ridgecrest 1,130 $77,200 $20,777
62 Arbor Vista 811 $62,750 $25,125
63 Citizens Southwest 16,450 $69,011 $36,675
64 Olin Park 1,769 $27,800 $20,688
65 Wispering Pines 286 $88,200 $42,716
66 Nantucket Drive Block 361 $57,200 $34,762
67 Beautiful View Block 173 $55,700 $35,580
68 Virden 3,495 $57,940 $26,351
69 Matthew East 301 $66,000 $36,500
70 Raines Community 313 $57,200 $34,762
71 Leavell Woods 309 $67,900 $42,617
72 Wingfield 262 $66,000 $36,500
73 Country Club 278 $57,200 $34,762
74 Friends Of West Jackson 561 $50,100 $28,313
75 North Midtown 1,223 $32,767 $22,370
76 Woodville Heights 2,069 $78,000 $36,861
77 Skyline Dr 929 $24,000 $16,954
78 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 655 $45,150 $17,056
79 Savannah Street 1,182 $35,750 $28,804
80 Poindexter Park 904 $61,900 $32,248
81 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 894 $39,200 $21,358
82 Capitol Neighbors 863 $62,750 $29,602
83 Scotland Heights 945 $63,200 $21,557
84 Cheswood Park 210 $72,200 $33,381
85 Alta Woods 851 $68,000 $29,720
86 Jayne Avenue 556 $46,200 $22,284
87 Westhaven 1,436 $51,033 $19,579
88 Saint Paul 193 $45,900 $16,033
89 Delhaven 739 $45,450 $13,148
90 West Park 1,814 $26,450 $26,098
91 Tougaloo Community 2,111 $22,150 $23,819
92 Northfield 270 $44,300 $23,819
93 Maddoxroad 925 $41,567 $20,861
94 Grand Avenue 452 $53,950 $19,888
95 State Capitol 174 $37,500 $25,722
96 College Addition 461 $59,600 $22,498
97 Bullard Hill 1,150 $42,900 $19,531
98 Country Club Place 1,282 $44,800 $18,226
99 Lynch Street 224 $62,850 $21,746
100 Pine Hills 159 $63,800 $26,058
101 Sunnyside 412 $46,050 $22,462
102 Utha Street 763 $38,300 $19,504
103 West Central Jackson 4,540 $54,525 $24,156
104 University Park 123 $48,400 $26,025
105 Washington Addition 1,383 $53,733 $19,006
106 Colonial Heights 744 $43,800 $14,167
107 Bailey Avenue 850 $34,100 $20,274
108 Old Dixon 361 $53,200 $19,266
109 Larchmont 323 $53,200 $19,266
110 Mid City Business Association 982 $36,660 $18,439
111 West Jackson 147 $53,300 $17,243
112 Elraine 183 $56,400 $16,134

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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