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Old 03-18-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Hi everyone,
We may be moving to Jackson with 2 elementary aged boys. Can I get some advice on a good school district in an area surround Jackson? We don't want to live in Jackson itself due to the crime we have read about.
It looks like Henderson & Medina have good districts? Any advice would be appreciated on the best neighborhood to buy in. I know there are lots of private schools to choose from, but we at least wanted to give the public elementary systems a try before we take on private tuition & go broke

Sarah
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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Henderson and Medina are A-OK. You can't go wrong with either. I would point out a subtle difference between the two: Medina is a true suburb of Jackson. Henderson, on the other hand, is the government/economic hub of Chester County, a rural area that has become part of Jackson's suburbia by default. You'll find the folks in Henderson to be wonderful, warm, country folks; many are deeply rooted in Chester County, the rural life, agriculture, etc. That's not really the case in Medina, where growth has been exponential over the last few years and is driven almost completely by Jacksonians moving out and folks from other parts of the country being transferred to jobs in Jackson. Medina is almost completely an arm of Jackson, while Henderson is only kinda sorta so.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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How far out of Jackson are you wanting to live?
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thanks for the wondeful replies so far! (We would consider a 30 minute commute into Jackson)
I appreciate the detailed info on Henderson vs Medina. It's hard to get an idea of a place via the internet but we usually get about 2-3 days to go down & buy a house, so we like to know where to look before the trip. This will be our 5th move as a couple & I'm actually looking forward to Jackson- I love hot weather We are in Iowa now & I've been frozen since we moved here.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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We bought our retirement house just south of Henderson (sight unseen). When we went down to check out the area, we fell in love. Country, beautiful country. And Henderson has a university! It's a small one, but a university nonetheless. We spent quite a lot of time exploring Henderson proper and were impressed - quaint, rural, small-town and really a short commute to Jackson - especially considering the main highway is 2 lanes each way and very little traffic.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thank you again. Henderson sounds lovely.
I think we will look in both Henderson & Medina. I'm a bit worried about Medina's potential school overcrowding issues. We've seen that happen in a lot of suburbs who boom to quickly. Next thing you know you have 35 kids in a class & you have to be related to the coach to get your kid on a sports team.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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I really dont understand why people think that Jackson is such a crime ridden town because it is not. Yes crime happens here but crime happens everywhere.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I agree djones. I live in Lauderdale county and take my kids to Jackson alot (docs and stuff). I have always felt safe in Jackson. Wonderful people, wonderful shopping. It's just an all around great town.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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If you want a great place to raise your children, Henderson (Chester county) is the place to be. I ahd to learn the hard way by moving from Henderson to Jackson, Tn. The schools are horriable and they don't teach your kids anything. My kids went form making straight A's & B's to making low D's & F's. On the plus side in Jackson everything you need is right down the street, you have 24 hour stores, and diffrent places to shop & eat. In Henderson their tags & stickers are very exspensive, $86 just for a sticker, 3rd highest in the state. everything closes earily & opens up late. But on the plus side of that, a great place to raise a family.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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If you want a great place to raise your children, Henderson (Chester county) is the place to be. I ahd to learn the hard way by moving from Henderson to Jackson, Tn. The schools are horriable and they don't teach your kids anything. My kids went form making straight A's & B's to making low D's & F's. On the plus side in Jackson everything you need is right down the street, you have 24 hour stores, and diffrent places to shop & eat. In Henderson their tags & stickers are very exspensive, $86 just for a sticker, 3rd highest in the state. everything closes earily & opens up late. But on the plus side of that, a great place to raise a family.

This means what?

Why does one need or want a tag or sticker?
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