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Old 06-28-2019, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I've never actually known anyone to get a ticket on The Trace. Everyone I know has gotten warnings after being pulled over. We live on it and use it almost daily.

I got warned off The Trace once when I had boxes in the back of my pickup. Not allowed.
No ticket, though.
You don't know any of the roughly 7000 people ticketed on the Natchez Trace each year? That's great!

Its likely to increase too. They use unmarked vehicles to patrol now, and increased the number of cars patrolling.

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/na...ecrease-wrecks

Speeding on the Trace is a jerk move.

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Old 06-28-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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For those who are interested in seeing residential developments and interesting shopping and restaurant areas, the Jackson area has a growing plethora of options. If they keep it up Jackson is going to morph into a genuinely hopping kind of place.

- Township at Colony Park - the residential part has some of the most tasteful, urbane new houses in the city. The commercial part has 3 new hotels underway which will be the nicest in the city, bringing the total to something like 7 hotels in this one development.
- Lost Rabbit - Authentic architecture and huge lake views. And backs up to the Trace including the wonderful bike path. Also directly on the Reservoir are Roses Bluff, Palisades, and Arbor Landing, all of which have amazing water views. The latter two are on the Rankin County side of the lake.
- Jackson Yacht Club -usually it's open for anyone to drive in. The view just from the parking lot by the front door, overlooking the pool, is gorgeous, with huge lake views in 3 directions.
- Livingston - Charming village which is the most tasteful and authentic of the new, new-urbanism developments getting started. The residential areas all along Hwy 463, on the way to and near Livingston, are pretty to drive through. To name of few, most of which are gated but can be accessed when residents drive in: Johnstone, Noah's Mill, Chestnut Hill, Chenal, Wind Dance, Livingston, Chapel Hill, Highlands, Panther Creek, Lake Cavalier, Lake Lorman, Deerhaven, Ingleside.

- Then you have several major developments with more huge homes than you can count (see google maps and put on 2-D to see how huge these houses are especially in the gated neighborhoods, although big doesn't necessarily translate into tasteful...): Bridgewater (in Ridgeland), Reunion, Annandale, Lake Caroline. Reunion IS extremely nice, but.... recently I drove through and every new house was the same French style and painted white. Not a blade of grass out of place. And stunning new country club clubhouse. ( Bridgewater has the same feel to it, but with even more giant houses). Personally I found it to be too Stepford for my taste and couldn't wait to get out of those gates and breathe again..., but to each his own. Lake Caroline on the other hand I find to be more breathable. I do like how the wide-open golf course, huge lake, restaurant, pool, and tennis courts all come together to create an actual community feel.
- The east side of I-55 in Madison has countless residential areas, all up and down Rice Rd and Hoy Rd.

For unique shopping and restaurant areas:
- Renaissance - tasteful outdoor mall with growing cadre of top local restaurants (CAET) and new cinema under construction. This whole area feels like it should be Charlotte or Atlanta.
- Township at Colony Park
- District at Eastover - Another new-urbanism development, has an amazing food hall (Cultivation) and center lawn surrounded by restaurants that really does seem like Atlanta or DC or something
- Fondren - Great in-town area. Seems to have the best restaurant in the city for each genre. And it's real and you can breathe here.
- Highland Village - delightful shopping, very local
- Banner Hall - local bookstore extraordinaire
- Downtown - Not yet...unless you're going for the history and art museums which are very good or to eat (Parlor Market, Mayflower, Iron Horse).

If you like established in-town residential neighborhoods, the big 3 are Belhaven, Woodland Hills and Eastover. Quite beautiful.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:11 AM
 
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Wow thanks for the great post on Jackson area developments for my use. It exceeds my expectations for the area and the time and thought put into it is useful to me as well as others I hope..
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:04 AM
 
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Noticed that the planned Costco in to the north side of Jackson metro is facing opposition? Im a big fan ot Costco and Sams as well, I see there are Sams Clubs already in the area. Last I read the Costco store can move forward but the gas station is not getting a green light? What is the issue? Is this common in the metro that those nearby fight adds like this and can hold them up or run them off on what basis? Zoning issues or ?
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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The Costco issue is that everything else in this particular area is very upscale and pretty and more or less crime free, and local residents are fighting to try and keep it that way. The Costco alone won't alter that, but investors in the area do need to be thinking a couple of decades into the future and make whatever investments are needed to keep this area pristine.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Thanks for the info on the Trace, I had forgotten most of what I remembered about it other than how pretty it was with the huge trees along it in many spots.

I am planning to spend a night near Madison to break the trip up and allow some time to see some of the area around Madison, Reunion and any other nice residential areas near by.

It appears the weather is similar to Dallas as both are similar distances northr and going to be influenced by moisture coming in from the gulf
Based on limited experience with Dallas, I think you'll find Dallas a lot less humid but windier than the Jackson area. Normal temperatures are higher in Dallas, but the humidity in the Southeast can make summers feel worse. So the weather is not all that comparable even though they're at about the same latitude. Winters aren't severe in either location.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:25 PM
 
Location: plano
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On the weather comparison, I noticed higher annual rainfall in Jackson and Franklin areas than DFW by over 10 inches, this means more cloudy days and higher humidity over all. I had not thought about the windy being lower in the SE but suspect you are right about that. Winters look pretty comparable between Jackson metro and DFW. I have monitored Franklin weather over the past year and it runs about 5 degrees cooler than DFW but more cloudy days and humidity as you indicated. We spent 30 years in Houston so we know about humidity. Wife loves it I not so much but can tolerate it. Id like a little cooler than DFW so Franklin temps works for me but wife prefers Houston temps, basically no real winters, so Franklin or Jackson would be ok compromises for us weather wise
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: plano
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The Costco issue is that everything else in this particular area is very upscale and pretty and more or less crime free, and local residents are fighting to try and keep it that way. The Costco alone won't alter that, but investors in the area do need to be thinking a couple of decades into the future and make whatever investments are needed to keep this area pristine.
I am still puzzled some by the Costco opposition. Isnt there a Sams club just up and road? I consider Costco a little nicer than Sams clubs so can figure out why from afar a nearby site opposes Costco but its a local decision to I will drop it.
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