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Old 12-18-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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Any information is something.
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Trouble Spots
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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Schools - Most consider them bad, but check out schooldigger.com
Shopping - Not much, but there is a Wal Mart and Madison and Ridgeland are just down the road
Home Prices - Cheap, but don't buy a house there unless you really know what you are doing
Traffic - Light
Safety - Not a ton of violent crime, but property crime is high
Trouble Spots - It is a very poor area
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I would stay away from Canton. Go to Madison.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Any information is something.
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Safety
Trouble Spots
An open ended question like this just invites trolls.

Why are you asking? Are you moving to the area? Got a new job? Where? Do you have a family? Concerned about schools? What's your budget?

Most city data subs have a checklist to fill out that answers these questions. So we know how to help you.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: PNW, Aspen, NY: CPS & Meadow Lane
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Any information is something.
Schools
Shopping
Home Prices
Traffic
Safety
Trouble Spots

OK.... Here's the lowdown:

The schools are better than they used to be, thanks to all the tax Dollars from Nissan. But that's not saying much. Middle Class people send their children to private schools, or they homeschool, or they MOVE - frequently, moving as far from Mississippi as they can get.

Plenty of great shopping, in the ritzy-looking high-concept retail developments (https://goo.gl/images/2hs21T) just down the Interstate, in Madison and Ridgeland. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowDnoECAYQBg A bit farther, there's Highland Village, in Jackson (recently bought-out by "Jerseykid-type Rent-hikers", but still home to a few great stores), and Jackson's 'Banner Hall' (incl. Lemuria: best bookstore in Central Mississippi). Across the Reservoir, there's 'Dogwood Festival Marketplace', which is a gargantuan strip center agglomeration, very Middle-American in feeling (and when the Jackson crowd isn't around, it's like shopping in Iowa).

It's been decades since any of us have tried shopping 'On the Square', in Canton. There was the paint store, where the old woman owner accused my Decorator and me of LYING, when we tried to show her that buckets of paint which were supposed to match, did NOT match (we didn't get as far as opening the pluckin' buckets...). And there was the drugstore, where, when my Armani-suited husband tried to buy Vitamin C, he got stared-down, and then stared right out of the store. And there was the jewelry store, where if you were not blondish and obese, they made it ULTRA-clear that they didn't want you in their store. Things have probably changed, but wild horses could not drag me, or anybody I know, back into a business in that town. As rude as retailers in Jackson have been, Canton's were exponentially worse. (This one's hateful outburst flickered across national news: https://goo.gl/images/wivxEB None of us encountered HIM, but the Paint Store Woman could have been his fraternal twin.)

You can buy a fine old home - maybe even one that's freshly-renovated - for very little. Can't imagine WHY...

Except for Nissan-related Rush Hour breakneck-fast speeders, there's no traffic.

Town's every bit as safe as Compton, Pontiac, Oakland, or Pine Bluff.

Trouble Spots: basically all the parts of town predating Nissan, and all new low-income developments, too. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/312841

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Old 01-02-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. My SIL is considering a ministry position in the area. We know little about the area other than the connection to the "A Time to Kill" movie.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. My SIL is considering a ministry position in the area. We know little about the area other than the connection to the "A Time to Kill" movie.
The book/movie is fictional, actually based on a case where the races are reversed (white rape victims and black assailant). Your/her knowledge of that book/movie will not be helpful.

She will be fine, violent crime is not overly common, but property crime is, she just needs to keep a high degree of situational awareness and not let her guard down.

She will likely have to find an apartment in Ridgeland, but be warned, there is are extremes in Ridgeland, from poverty (closer to County Line) to extreme wealth (mostly north and west of I55). Make sure she thoroughly checks out apartment complexes, you will be able to judge the residents by their vehicles. Hopefully a local will help her.
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