161 apartments for rent in Jackson, TN
Guide to Jackson
Jackson Apartments For Rent
Jackson, Tennessee — what a place to be! There is so much spice and everything nice about this area. Jackson is located between Nashville and Memphis, offering a little slice of rural living near the hills of central Tennessee. Jackson will make you happy, with its beautiful landscape filled with panoramic views, endless recreational opportunities, and a thriving city that is a regional shopping and transportation hub.
So quaint and quiet, this place truly stands out. Rent an apartment in Jackson and start enjoying this lovely city!
Things to Do in Jackson:
The quality of life here is fantastic, so tape up that last brown box, say your goodbyes, and move to a Jackson apartment, where you’ll have so much to see and do you’ll forget this is supposed to be a small city.
Jackson is filled with great opportunity. Take home-grown entrepreneur Isaac Tigrett, who made Jackson’s barbecue world-famous! He is the co-founder of the Hard Rock Café restaurants. Or how about entrepreneur Joe Rogers, Sr.? While the name might not be familiar, his product is – he’s the co-founder of Waffle House, and he was born in Jackson in 1919.
Jackson is also a shopping hub, with everything ranging from bargain stores to chic boutiques, major retailers to locally-owned shops.
Cypress Grove Park is a beautiful nature preserve that attracts thousands of visitors. This popular park features a mile-plus-long elevated boardwalk that winds through a cypress forest. The park also has an observation tower, a 25-acre lake, a pond, and the Aerie Trail Raptor Center.
Yet another great place to relax is the Century Farm Winery. Sample wines and learn about the facility’s history. Get a quick tour, purchase some wine, sample some – this is a terrific date location, as well!
The Jackson TN Blues Fest always gets the crowds jumping. This is a great event that you’ll look forward to every year after you move to an apartment in Jackson. The International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame Museum is another great destination for music lovers – this museum features Tennessee musicians in the genre.
If you’re hungry, Jackson is filled with great restaurants. The Old Hickory Steakhouse is just one place that you’ll want to try – it is famous for its juicy steaks! The Casey Jones Village combines great food and great shopping! Taste old-time candies and stop along the way to listen to street performers playing guitars and banjos.
What to Consider When Moving to Jackson:
There is just something so cute and dainty about this place, though it also serves a powerful punch with its strong education system and healthy economy. This small city features a variety of educational opportunities and is home to the University of Memphis, Union University, Lane College, Jackson State Community College, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson.
Alternative schools in Jackson include the Augustine School, the Montessori Center of Jackson, the University School of Jackson and the West Tennessee School of the Deaf. They all help, support, accommodate, and believe in the future of the next generations.
Speaking of care, health is important to Jackson. The Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is a tertiary care center with 635 hospital beds and 416 physicians with medical staff privileges. People come from all over the region to seek medical care in Jackson. You can live, work, and play in a city that will administer to your needs to its fullest capabilities.
Why Jackson Apartments Are Hot:
Jackson is a historic city that was founded in 1821. The city played an important role during the Civil War, with a battle occurring here in 1862 at the Old Salem Cemetery. The cemetery, established in 1825, used to have a heavy iron fence that surrounded it. It was destroyed during the battle and pieces of the fence are often found after a heavy rain. While many prominent people are buried in the cemetery, there are few gravestones due to vandals or the deterioration of the original wood tombstones. Bullet marks from the Civil War battle can be seen in many of the remaining stones.
Jackson was home to the legendary John Luther “Casey” Jones, a railroader and folk hero who sacrificed his own life to save his passengers. He was killed on April 30, 1900 when the Cannonball Express, a passenger train, collided with a stalled-out freight train on a foggy, rainy night. His death as he tried to stop the train made him a hero, and he later became the subject of a ballad, sung by Wallace Saunders, as well as a television show entitled “Casey Jones” featuring Alan Hale Jr (who later played Skipper on Gilligan’s Island).
Carl Perkins is another favorite son, and Jackson’s civic center is named for him. Perkins was a singer-songwriter who died in 1998. He is best known for his song, “Blue Suede Shoes.” His songs were recorded by such legendary singers as Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, and the Beatles. Perkins is called the “King of Rockabilly.” The Carl Perkins Civic Center is a great location for music concerts, hosting big names such as Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, Fifth Harmony, Garth Brooks, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, and many more.
Along with its rich history, you’ll enjoy the beautiful weather in Jackson. Yes, there is fishing, hiking, golfing, and boating – and also camping, horseback riding, and swimming. Several state parks surround Jackson, including Paris Landing State Park, Chickasaw State Park, Natchez Trace State Park, and Shiloh National Military Park.
Rusty’s TV and Movie Car Museum is hot! You won’t believe your eyes when you see these sideways cars stuck up from the ground, slanting diagonally into the sky! The location is down I-40, and this astonishing site is well worth the drive. Don’t forget to take a selfie in front of the cars to send back home to friends and family!
There is opportunity for you to learn about African American heritage in the Lane College Historic District. There is also more music to absorb at the Shannon Street Blues Festival. There’s just so much to do in this area and so little time to take it all in, which is why you have to move to an apartment in Jackson quickly so you don’t miss out!
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Jackson State Community College
- Lambuth University
- Lane College
- Union University
- Freed-Hardeman University
- A fantastic old-fashioned Southern downtown filled with shops, restaurants, and events.
- Jackson State Community College, established in 1965, has the largest enrollment of all Jackson colleges.
- The Jackson Generals minor league baseball team plays their home games at Pringles Park.
- Jackson is a great place to golf with five public courses and three private country clubs.
- Interesting museums, such as the International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame and the Railroad Museum.
- A pedestrian-friendly city that encourages health and fitness with events such as Walk Across Jackson.