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.
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.