Perhaps you are relocating to the greater Jackson MS area and wonder "Why should I choose Brandon? Is there anything to DO?"
I frequently hear this question from homebuyers who are unfamiliar with the metro area that includes Jackson, Madison, Ridgeland, Brandon, Flowood and Pearl. Once newcomers visit the area, however, they quickly fall in love with what Brandon has to offer.
While the metro area has a population of over half a million residents, Brandon is a bedroom community with around 40,000 residents. We have the convenience of nearby hospitals, universities, etc., yet still enjoy the advantages of small town living.
Since Jackson is the State Capital, the State of Mississippi is our largest employer, with over 30,000 employees. The University of Mississippi Medical Center employs close to 10,000 residents. Other employers in the Top 10 include Nissan Manufacturing (Canton), Baptist Hospital, MS State Hospital at Whitfield, and several of the public school systems. Many residents choose to live in the suburbs and commute to the Capital City to work.
When it's time to unwind, you might like to visit one of the many golf courses in central MS. Brandon is home to Castlewoods Country Club, Bay Pointe Golf Resort, The Refuge, and Patrick Farms, to name a few. Other popular courses include Annandale, Whisper Lake, and Reunion.
If walking or jogging is your "thing", area trails and parks are plentiful. Lakeshore Park, Pelahatchie Shore Park, Liberty Park, Shiloh Park - you name it and there is a place for fun! Your children will RAVE over Winners Circle Park - it has an amazing playground area for kids, and Shiloh Park has a splash pad.
Love baseball? You can watch the Mississippi Braves play minor league baseball at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The M-Braves is the Class II Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Area Little League programs will keep your children entertained, as well as football, soccer, cheer competition, dance, museums, etc.
There are flea markets, festivals, arts and crafts shows, live music and so much more to enjoy year-round.
The most popular recreational draw of central Mississippi by far is the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The Rez is a 33,000 acre man-made lake built in the 1960s and named after Governor Ross Barnett. The Reservoir offers campsites, fishing, boating, water-sports, walking trails, picnic areas, and so much more. The land surrounding the reservoir is dedicated to parks, nature trails, boat ramps, green spaces, plus hundreds of waterfront homes and neighborhoods.
For more information on Brandon and the surrounding area, you might enjoy Ten Things I Love About Brandon.
If you are house hunting and want information on Brandon, Pearl, or Flowood, I will gladly answer whatever questions you might have.
Written and Published by Pat Starnes REALTOR
Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales
Primary Service Area: Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area
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