Whether moving to a new place or deciding to plant some roots in a city you already call home, buying real estate is an exciting investment for families and individuals. Home ownership is more than a capitol investment. It’s an investment in your future, in the memories you will build, and in the security of knowing you will always have a place to call your own. But it is also an investment in a community. With Carney & Dement, you can rest easy knowing you are working with real estate agents who love and believe in this community.

EDUCATION

One of the biggest deciding factors for families and individuals contemplating a move is education. We know that education fosters strong and talented minds, creates opportunity, and promotes economic advancement. Likewise, we know education is as invaluable to communities as it is to individuals. Strong communities are defined by their access to quality education. Education allows people to develop personally and professionally and benefits the local economy by exposing its citizens to job training and new, innovative ideas. Jackson has a variety of education options for those seeking good schools for children, a higher education degree, or continued studies. Whatever your education plans, you have options in Jackson.

The Jackson-Madison County School System has 23 campuses, including Montessori and magnet schools that offer curricula tailored to each school’s educational focus. Madison County also has several private schools with K-12 options for families interested in privatized or faith-based schools.

The Madison County area is also home to top-ranked universities and colleges. These schools are not only a great resource for those seeking higher education degrees, they are cultural centers that often host events and activities open to the community.

If education is a factor in your home-buying decision, check out the websites for the Jackson-Madison County School System and the below schools.

Private Education

Augustine School
Jackson Christian School
Sacred Heart of Jesus High School St. Mary’s Catholic School
Trinity Christian Academy University School of Jackson
West Tennessee School for the Deaf

Higher Education

Bethel University

Freed-Hardman University Jackson State Community College Lane College
Union University
University of Memphis Lambuth

"We are blessed with true neighborhood schools—walking distance from our home, classmates who are our neighbors, and teachers who are invested in the community right outside their classroom door."

— Jeremy V.

"Jackson is lucky to have one of the few public Montessori schools in the state. We have seen our child soar under the unique perspective of Montessori, guidance from their outstanding teachers, and the support of the community."

— Erin T.

"We love that our son is not only getting an excellent education at Jackson Christian School, driven by project-based learning and technology, but also receiving it in a Christ-centered environment with educators and staff that love and pray over the students."

— Jennifer W.

"What excites me the most about the University School of Jackson is the opportunity for my children to develop to their full potential not only in academics but in athletics, fine arts, and leadership as well. USJ truly prepares students not only for college but for life beyond that."

— Ryan P.

HEALTH CARE

Jackson is one of West Tennessee’s leading health care centers. With a large pool of leading medical professionals, you can easily find the health services you need close to home. The city of Jackson provides health care services to a population of approximately 400,000 people and attracts surgeons and physicians from around the nation. Jackson- Madison County General Hospital is both West Tennessee’s largest employer outside of Memphis and is the only tertiary care facility between Memphis and Nashville. The combined workforce of General Hospital and Jackson’s Tennova Healthcare infuses the local economy with hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Jackson is also home to The

Jackson Clinic, the state’s largest multi-specialty private clinic with over 130 physicians practicing in 25 specialties and subspecialties.

With two hospitals equaling a over 750 beds, 33 clinics, and over 650 physicians who provide a full range of care from open heart surgery to your routine appointments, you are well taken care of in Jackson.

ECONOMY

Jackson is a city with a growing economy fueled by a dependable workforce, appealing business incentives, and a local government that cares about business. With seven colleges and universities in the area, Madison County has a qualified and well-educated workforce of over 300,000 people. In the last 10 years, over $1 billion has been invested in Jackson business and our city has seen an increase of over 6,000 jobs.

Jackson’s low cost of living, low property cost, and pro-business tax incentives have attracted big business and professionals from around the nation to our city. Leading companies from a wide range of industries represent Jackson business, including ADM Milling, Apria Healthcare, Kellogg, Kirkland’s, Perseus Distribution, Pictsweet, Pinnacle Foods, Portfolio Recovery Associates, Stanley Black & Decker, Toyota, Bodine Aluminum, Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, UGN, US Farathane, and many more. Jackson is also home to the state’s only enterprise data center.

Because our city understands the importance of business to the economy and its residents’ quality of life, Madison County works hard not only to recruit business but also to retain and develop the business that has invested in our community. The Jackson Chamber of Commerce builds relationships with local industries and small businesses to provide resources, leadership training, and other services to ensure that our economy continues to thrive.

TOURISM

Jackson attracts more than those looking for a great place to plant some roots. Visitors from all over the country and the world come to our area to explore our diverse attractions. You might meet visitors from Northern Europe at the Rockabilly Hall of Fame who have made a pilgrimage to check out our area’s rich musical heritage. Because Tennessee’s climate is so conducive to vineyard growth (Tennessee was the nation’s largest grape producer prior to the prohibition), you can rub shoulders at wine tastings with wine lovers who have come from near and far to visit local wineries like Crown Winery and Century Farms. History buffs come to learn about how the Jackson and West Tennessee Civil War activity shaped the course of our national and regional history. Kids and adults alike enjoy driving through the Tennessee Safari Park where you’ll find a petting zoo and see exotic animals such as primates, giraffes, and zebras.

Several local events attract visitors annually, such as the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant and the West Tennessee State Fair. The area’s colleges and universities attract

families for graduations and other events throughout the year. Lane College’s homecoming is one of our city’s biggest economic weeks due to the historic college’s many alumni who return to Jackson to celebrate their alma mater.

Because Jackson attracts guests year-round, it’s easy to find a quality hotel that is geographically convenient to your point of interest.

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