Jackson is the state capitol of MS conveniently located in South central MS and has two major interstate highways intersecting here. I-55 and I-20 create major transportation arteries for access to other major cities such as New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas, Birmingham and Atlanta. Jackson has a vibrant Downtown featuring the State capitol and other government buildings in addition to federal buildings, churches, banks, law, archetecture and accounting firms and numerous restaurants, night clubs, galleries, museums, hotels and apartments. It also hosts colleges and universities, as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and numerous other hospitals. Jackson is the "City of Soul" and is host to the MS Blues Marathon each January and the International Ballet Competition every two years. There is much to explore in this southern city that is evolving and enjoying a new renassaince.
The city of Jackson boasts many residential neighborhoods that are thriving. Belhaven is Jackson's "first neighborhood" and is a historic neighborhood of homes dating back to the 1920's. It also hosts Millsaps and Belhaven Colleges, several churches, restaurants, a professional theatre and shops within its borders.
Just a half mile north is the thriving neighborhood of Fondren, a bustling center of health care, churches, antique shops, art galleries and fine and casual dining. It is also home to The Cedars, Jackson's oldest intact residential home, now a venue for the arts. Fondren hosts events and activities that draw people in from throughout the metro area. It is also home to a beautiful residential area featuring homes from the 1920's to contemporary homes.
Driving through Fondren and Belhaven will give you a glimpse of early archetecture and the ongoing renovations and construction the area enjoys.
Other areas of Jackson and Hinds County include North/Northeast Jackson, South Jackson and West Jackson.