The city of Jackson, Mississippi is number 145 on Forbes list of the best places for business and careers. That might not seem like a glamorous number, but keep in mind, there are thousands of cities in the United States. It is also number 101 in education and number 134 in job growth. So why move to Jackson instead of the other 100-plus cities that are higher on the list? Because it has many features that other cities can't beat.
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Jackson has deep-rooted music origins, and you can't beat a city with rich history. It's home to Malaco records, where many fantastic artists got their start. Malaco has been known in the industry as, "The Last Soul Company". Along with soul, Jackson is known for its R&B, Gospel and Blues. Jackson hosts many festivals throughout the year, which is great for the economy and fun for your family. You can dance the afternoon away at Jubilee Jam, ride some roller coasters at the Mississippi State Fair, watch some amazing independent films at Crossroads Film festival, and even enjoy some great food and music at CelticFest Mississippi. Jackson has no shortage of amazing things to do throughout the year.
If you want to enjoy some history that doesn't involve music, you can go to the Alamo Theatre. The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is right around the corner, and so is the Oaks House Museum. There is a Museum of art, and an agriculture and forestry museum as well. So what does fun like this cost you? Almost nothing. The average cost of a home is only $125,000. You don't need to spend so much on a home, you can't afford to go out and do anything. In Jackson, you can buy a beautiful house and have enough left over to attend all of these events throughout the year. There is nothing like living in a beautiful place with a lot of soul.