The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Jackson For 2022


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

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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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Jackson for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Jackson for 2022? 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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Best Neighborhoods In Jackson
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson

Population: 1,409
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $224,100 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $92,308 (Fifth best)
More on Heatherwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 603
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $198,000 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $71,250 (11th best)
More on Northpointe Estate: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,100
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
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: 4 (No Change)
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: -
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: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $244,500 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $49,429 (28th best)
More on North Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 656
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $246,900 (Third best)
Median Income: $105,920 (Third best)
More on Sheffield: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,220
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $140,300 (2best)
Median Income: $54,545 (2best)
More on Colonial Homeowners: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Population: 383
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $227,000 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $82,331 (Sixth best)
More on Northeast: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Jackson, MS Neighborhoods In 2022

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.

Summary: 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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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Jackson For 2022 Detailed Data

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

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Jackson.

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.

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