Housing is reasonably affordable in the Jackson metropolitan area such that most residents choose to purchase homes during their stay here. A variety of apartments and rental housing are available in reasonable proximity to the medical center as well. Traffic is relatively light compared to many other metropolitan areas.
Mississippi, nicknamed the Magnolia State, is home to over 2 million citizens residing in its nearly 49,000 square miles. Bordered by Alabama on the east, Tennessee on the north, Arkansas and Louisiana on the west, and Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, Mississippi is the 31st most populous state in the United States. Her name is thought to come from an Indian term meaning "great river." Indeed the mighty Mississippi River runs almost all of the western boundary of the state. The state boasts a diverse cultural heritage with a long list of famous residents from writers and musicians to physicians and statesmen.
Mississippi's climate is primarily warm, with long humid summers and mild winters. Temperatures average 82° in summer and 48° in the winter. Although snow fall may occur in the northern parts of the state, the capital city of Jackson, sees only occasional amounts.
Jackson is home to the M-Braves baseball team as well as some of the state's premier museums, e.g. Art, History, Natural Science and the Mississippi Crafts Center. She also maintains a system of 27 parks and recreation areas - many within a short drive from Jackson.
Many sights and sounds await you in the Magnolia State, from the Delta Blues Festival to the Canton Flea Market.