Living in Jackson

There is something for everyone here in the rapidly-developing capital of Mississippi. The Jackson metropolis (pop. 400,000) offers the variety and abundance of big-city experiences with suburbs small enough and people friendly enough to make it feel like home. No matter your situation, you'll be able to find living arrangements to suit your budget. Need a job? Jackson and its surrounding communities offer a wide range of employment options that will work conveniently around your class schedule. Check out the tabs below for more information and feel free to Contact Us if you have questions.

Central Mississippi holds surprises for all ages and interests within a quick driving radius. We are the home of everything from the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to the Russell Davis Planetarium, the Jackson Zoological Park, and our very own AA baseball team, the Mississippi Braves. Our museums hold the fascination of everyone from die-hard art, sports, and history buffs to small children. A plethora of state parks, golf courses, and nearby lakes provide excellent getaways for camping, fishing, hunting, and water sports.

Food lovers, any variety of cuisine you may crave is probably right around the corner! Don't leave before you taste some of our famous Southern-cooking served up with a side of Southern hospitality and a glass of sweet tea.

The metro area boasts several excellent schools for K-12 children. Local colleges, universities, graduate schools, and seminaries are here to pursue almost any educational goals.

We could go on, but it's best if you just come see it for yourself. We can't wait to welcome you!

For more info, visit the MetroJackson Attractions Association and the Jackson Visitor's Bureau.

We recommend that prospective students visit the campus and survey their housing options before relocating. WBS has a relationship with an area apartment complex, Pepper Mill Apartments, for one and two-bedroom apartments. We also recommend either or to locate a home that suits your taste, location preference, and budget. Please contact the Student Development Office for additional information (601-366-8880 ext. 110). We will do our best to assist you in finding a comfortable and affordable place to live.

WBS's positive reputation gives students a helpful advantage when it comes to finding a nearby job. A wide variety of both full-time and part-time jobs are available in the metro area as well as a range of professional and vocational markets such as hospitals, schools, law firms, retail centers, etc. We regularly post requests from businesses and churches seeking applicants. In addition, connections within our seminary community often lead to students finding excellent jobs that work flexibly around class schedules. Occasionally, on-campus jobs are available (first priority goes to international students for visa restriction reasons). For more information on job possibilities, please contact the Student Development Office.

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