Transferring to Jackson, MS

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Since: Jul 11

Saint Marys, GA

#1 Oct 24, 2011
Good morning, all.:) My husband was recently discharged from the military (disabled) after 14 years in and is considering a job offer in Jackson. I've been looking at homes and schools in the area but I'm use to having a military network that I can turn to with questions about the best schools and areas with a low crime rate, etc and I don't have that anymore. All of this has happened rather quickly and my mind is just all over the place right now so I was hoping that I could get some info and opinions on those things from you folks. I keep trying to convince myself that when the dust settles, everything will be okay but that's a little hard to believe when...I have absolutely no idea where we are going. In six months, EVERYTHING has changed! So, what I'm hoping to get some help with:

*Best school districts (have kids in elementary and middle)

*Surrounding cities within 30 minutes commute from Jackson

*Areas to avoid (high crime, crowded schools, etc)

*Maybe some names of subdivisions (middle income)to look into

*Realtor you recommend

Etc, etc, etc... Really, I'd be grateful for any information or advice you guys can offer. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
Southern Belle

United States

#2 Oct 24, 2011
Brandon schools and North west rankin are the best schools around the Jackson Metro. Brandon is also the best place to live.
lp

Cordova, TN

#3 Oct 24, 2011
YesIamJustMe wrote:
Good morning, all.:) My husband was recently discharged from the military (disabled) after 14 years in and is considering a job offer in Jackson. I've been looking at homes and schools in the area but I'm use to having a military network that I can turn to with questions about the best schools and areas with a low crime rate, etc and I don't have that anymore. All of this has happened rather quickly and my mind is just all over the place right now so I was hoping that I could get some info and opinions on those things from you folks. I keep trying to convince myself that when the dust settles, everything will be okay but that's a little hard to believe when...I have absolutely no idea where we are going. In six months, EVERYTHING has changed! So, what I'm hoping to get some help with:

*Best school districts (have kids in elementary and middle)

*Surrounding cities within 30 minutes commute from Jackson

*Areas to avoid (high crime, crowded schools, etc)

*Maybe some names of subdivisions (middle income)to look into

*Realtor you recommend

Etc, etc, etc... Really, I'd be grateful for any information or advice you guys can offer. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
Brandon is a great town with good schools. Madison/Ridgeland are both very nice with good schools, but pricey and very snobby. Stay out of Jackson. High crime and poor city management have turned what was once a great town into a typical inner city.
Clinton is nice, but is in Hinds County( same county as Jackson), so it has that burden.

Since: Jul 11

Saint Marys, GA

#4 Oct 24, 2011
Thank you both so much! I really appreciate your input.:)
yourmom

Jackson, MS

#5 Oct 27, 2011
Leave it to someone from Pearl to stereotype people from Madison as being snobs...some of us have been there for a long time before it ever became the place it is now...that being said I am happy it has become what it is now. No trailer parks...just saying
lp

Brandon, MS

#6 Oct 30, 2011
yourmom wrote:
Leave it to someone from Pearl to stereotype people from Madison as being snobs...some of us have been there for a long time before it ever became the place it is now...that being said I am happy it has become what it is now. No trailer parks...just saying
Even though I know a lot of good people that live there, I'm not from Pearl. I live in Brandon. This app places me in Pearl for some reason. Actually, I grew up in Northeast Jackson, went to Jackson Prep, and graduated from Ole Miss.
Is that enough blue blood background for you?
Your entire post strengthens my point about Madison.
"Leave it to someone from Pearl....."
"No trailer parks..."
Apparently, my snobby friend, I did not stereotype.
whattha

Knoxville, TN

#7 Nov 17, 2011
lp wrote:
<quoted text>
Brandon is a great town with good schools. Madison/Ridgeland are both very nice with good schools, but pricey and very snobby. Stay out of Jackson. High crime and poor city management have turned what was once a great town into a typical inner city.
Clinton is nice, but is in Hinds County( same county as Jackson), so it has that burden.
Been told how dangerous Jackson was, how bad they were, I found all the people blacks and whites, only danger from them "they about mamed me to death" Neighbors where I visited were black, they were nice, and they spoke to me, I spoke to them first,and people sometimes you have to extend the hand of friendship before you have it returned. Everybody was as nice as they could be.
whattha

Knoxville, TN

#8 Nov 17, 2011
yourmom wrote:
Leave it to someone from Pearl to stereotype people from Madison as being snobs...some of us have been there for a long time before it ever became the place it is now...that being said I am happy it has become what it is now. No trailer parks...just saying
As far as trailer parks, and houses, I'm just happy to know people have a place to live, you should look at the homelessness in our country, Never look at what someone else does or doesn't have, if you have be grateful and generous when you can, for there by fortune go you and I. I've seen people fall from wealth to povetry,from houses to trailer parks, then to wherever they can stay with family and friends..We can't foresee what the future can bring.
Family in Clinton

Monroeville, NJ

#9 Mar 6, 2012
You'll love it there... I visit every chance I can and would move there in a heartbeat!!! Good luck!!
tad

United States

#10 Jul 26, 2012
I hope we don't scare her off.
lp wrote:
<quoted text>
Even though I know a lot of good people that live there, I'm not from Pearl. I live in Brandon. This app places me in Pearl for some reason. Actually, I grew up in Northeast Jackson, went to Jackson Prep, and graduated from Ole Miss.
Is that enough blue blood background for you?
Your entire post strengthens my point about Madison.
"Leave it to someone from Pearl....."
"No trailer parks..."
Apparently, my snobby friend, I did not stereotype.

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