Jackson Life

A rich history
and energized for the future

Quaint towns dot the landscape surrounding the City of Jackson. Some of the oldest and most beautiful homes in Michigan are still standing in Jackson. The city also has a very historied past, playing instrumental roles in the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and founding the Republican Party. Jackson was once a major rail hub for the state and is known as the ‘crossroads of Michigan.’ It now lies on I-94, US 127, M-50 and M-60 interchanges along with numerous rail lines, making Jackson County a great location for both businesses and residents alike. Jackson County is home to some of the best public and private golf courses in Michigan. In fact, there are more holes of golf per capita here than any other county in the United States. There are also over 17,000 acres of some of the best kept public parks around to enjoy recreational activities outdoors.

Family, fun and relaxation are also highly treasured here. During the summer, there are festivals and events to entice residents nearly every weekend. The Rose Festival in June kicks off the festival season with a wide array of events including a parade and a Party in the Park. Fathers Day weekend in June brings the excitement of the first of two NASCAR race weekends. June also features several music festivals ranging in styles from Blues to Rock to Folk music with Jackson Bluesfest, Rockapalooza and Folkgalore. July brings the Hot Air Jubilee which includes spectacular aerial and ground shows. The Michigan Shakespeare Festival also begins in July and runs four weeks at the Potter Center at the Jackson College. August brings the festival season to a close with the Jackson County Fair, another big NASCAR race weekend and the Cascades Civil War Muster, the largest Civil War Muster in the Midwest. Visit Experience Jackson to learn more about what Jackson has to offer. Enjoy your stay at the place we like to call home.


Nestled between more populous counties to the north and east, the County of Jackson affords a wonderfully wide range of housing for its residents. City living, beautiful suburbs, rolling countryside, and lakeside homes allow options for everyone and every lifestyle.

With 19 townships, six villages, and the City of Jackson within the county, each with its own government, character, and charm, it’s likely that you can find the ideal neighborhood for you and your family.

Housing prices across the county are reasonable and generally lower than more populated counties. In fact, Jackson County is a very affordable way to live close to the amenities of other Michigan communities, without the high cost and congestion. Over the last few years, Jackson County has consistently been rated as one of the 10 most affordable housing markets in the United States.