The 10 Best Jackson, MS Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth 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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Jackson for 2019:

  1. Heatherwood (Homes)
  2. Northpointe Estate (Homes)
  3. Rolling Wood Beautiful (Homes)
  4. The Villages Of Northpointe (Homes)
  5. Lake Trace (Homes)
  6. North Pointe (Homes)
  7. Colonial Homeowners (Homes)
  8. Woodlea (Homes)
  9. Greater Belhaven (Homes)
  10. Sheffield (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Jackson for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Heatherwood 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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How we determined the best Jackson hoods in 2019

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, Heatherwood.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,409
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $224,100 (7th best)
Median Income: $92,308 (5th best)
More on Heatherwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 603
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 20)
Median Home Value: $198,000 (9th best)
Median Income: $71,250 (11th best)
More on Northpointe Estate: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,100
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 23)
Median Home Value: $178,000 (10th best)
Median Income: $48,958 (29th best)
More on Rolling Wood Beautiful: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 813
Rank Last Year: 24 (Up 20)
Median Home Value: $221,250 (8th best)
Median Income: $60,340 (16th best)
More on The Villages Of Northpointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,458
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $166,000 (11th best)
Median Income: $80,223 (8th best)
More on Lake Trace: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 498
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $244,500 (4th best)
Median Income: $49,429 (28th best)
More on North Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,220
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $140,300 (22nd best)
Median Income: $54,545 (22nd best)
More on Colonial Homeowners: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 611
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 6)
Median Home Value: $160,500 (13th best)
Median Income: $75,750 (10th best)
More on Woodlea: Homes For Sale | Data

Greater Belhaven Jackson, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,680
Rank Last Year: 27 (Up 18)
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.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 656
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $246,900 (3rd best)
Median Income: $105,920 (3rd best)
More on Sheffield: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Heatherwood 1,409 $224,100 $92,308
2 Northpointe Estate 603 $198,000 $71,250
3 Rolling Wood Beautiful 1,100 $178,000 $48,958
4 The Villages Of Northpointe 813 $221,250 $60,340
5 Lake Trace 1,458 $166,000 $80,223
6 North Pointe 498 $244,500 $49,429
7 Colonial Homeowners 1,220 $140,300 $54,545
8 Woodlea 611 $160,500 $75,750
9 Greater Belhaven 4,680 $146,933 $46,475
10 Sheffield 656 $246,900 $105,920
11 Northeast 383 $227,000 $82,331
12 Sherwood-Audubon Area 751 $357,800 $123,138
13 The Northwood 395 $160,500 $63,000
14 Woodhaven 1,608 $151,800 $41,812
15 East Brooke 84 $227,000 $82,331
16 Northgate 215 $160,500 $75,750
17 Fondren North 3,555 $152,767 $43,520
18 Heatherton 367 $505,000 $121,389
19 Wingfield Place 344 $132,400 $68,125
20 Pines 108 $104,300 $60,500
21 Imberlain Park 174 $140,300 $54,545
22 Mcleod 888 $130,100 $95,870
23 Bayridge 1,739 $100,800 $30,759
24 Willow Wood 1,914 $90,200 $45,858
25 Wildwood North 488 $150,300 $41,917
26 Broadmoor 2,383 $117,267 $40,221
27 Northlake 473 $150,300 $41,917
28 Fonderen-Cherokee Heights 1,974 $135,450 $41,424
29 Bellevue Oaks 164 $136,700 $55,000
30 Norwood 3 And 4 787 $99,400 $54,886
31 Norwood South 675 $99,400 $54,886
32 Lakewood Drive 1,771 $69,400 $41,600
33 Mccluer Road 2,008 $125,450 $56,270
34 Brairwood Heights 243 $108,000 $41,824
35 Hibernia Hill 303 $68,200 $35,764
36 Rolling Hills 1,677 $94,950 $40,128
37 Mayfair 312 $99,500 $50,600
38 Sugaloch 1,392 $99,900 $37,198
39 Heritage Estates 196 $99,500 $50,600
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 Appleridge 1,997 $71,767 $32,914
54 Mid City 759 $60,400 $21,346
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 Wispering Pines 286 $88,200 $42,716
65 Nantucket Drive Block 361 $57,200 $34,762
66 Beautiful View Block 173 $55,700 $35,580
67 Olin Park 1,769 $27,800 $20,688
68 Matthew East 301 $66,000 $36,500
69 Raines Community 313 $57,200 $34,762
70 Virden 3,495 $57,940 $26,351
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 Woodville Heights 2,069 $78,000 $36,861
76 Skyline Dr 929 $24,000 $16,954
77 North Midtown 1,223 $32,767 $22,370
78 Enochs Street-Hyde Park 655 $45,150 $17,056
79 Capitol Neighbors 863 $62,750 $29,602
80 Savannah Street 1,182 $35,750 $28,804
81 Poindexter Park 904 $61,900 $32,248
82 Daniel Lake-Mason Blvd 894 $39,200 $21,358
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 West Park 1,814 $26,450 $26,098
90 Delhaven 739 $45,450 $13,148
91 Maddoxroad 925 $41,567 $20,861
92 Tougaloo Community 2,111 $22,150 $23,819
93 Northfield 270 $44,300 $23,819
94 Grand Avenue 452 $53,950 $19,888
95 College Addition 461 $59,600 $22,498
96 Bullard Hill 1,150 $42,900 $19,531
97 Lynch Street 224 $62,850 $21,746
98 Country Club Place 1,282 $44,800 $18,226
99 Pine Hills 159 $63,800 $26,058
100 State Capitol 174 $37,500 $25,722
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

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