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Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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Lay of the Land

Located along the banks of the Pearl River, Jackson is also one of the major stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway route, a 444-mile All-American Road that stretches from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. At the center of Downtown Jackson (15 minutes from the Jackson-Evers International Airport), the Mississippi State Capitol anchors the downtown skyline. Home to many of the cultural happenings in the city, the revitalized downtown area is quickly growing with new restaurants and nightlife. Further out, the Ridgeland area offers more shopping and the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a 33,000-acre swathe of water ideal for summer activities, such as swimming, boating and picnicking. The historic Farish Street District is currently undergoing an overhaul, but this residential district (more than 100 years old) holds nearly 700 listings on the National Registry of Historic Places.
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