We’ve been waiting for you to visit. Reminders of the area’s colorful history abound in architecture preserved with loving care and honored across generations. Rich in heritage, Natchez and Adams County, Mississippi are places where the strength of tradition mingles with the excitement of the present. Accompanying the beauty and southern charm of the community are quality recreation programs, historic sightseeing, and antique shopping.
The cost of living index is below average according to America's Most Livable Towns and Villages. On average a typical home in Natchez costs about $100,000 compared to the national average of $214,800, making Natchez a most desirable place in which to live.
The crimes reported in Natchez have been declining at a rate of 3% to 4% per year for the last eight years. The Natchez Police Department employs 50 sworn officers and sponsors a very successful Neighborhood Watch program as a crime deterrent. The Adams County Sheriff's Office, headquartered in Natchez, provides protection to the rural areas of Adams County, employing 24 full-time deputies.
Health care here is state-of-the-art. The physicians keep up-to-date in the latest medical research and pride themselves in quality patient care.
Adams County is served by two hospitals with 306 beds: Natchez Regional Medical Center and Natchez Community Hospital. The county is also served by four nursing homes: Adams County Nursing Home, Glenburney Nursing Home, Magnolia House, and Trace Haven Nursing Home.
Approximately 400 licensed healthcare professionals work in the area, including specialists in orthopedics, radiology, dermatology, urology, gastroenterology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, family practice, dentistry, internal medicine, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, oncology, pathology, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology and ear/nose/throat.
From the Festival of Music to the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race, Natchez certainly has its share of culture and festivities. The people here have always had a knack for thinking outside the box. They’ve looked for new opportunities to utilize their natural resources and geographical prominence. The variety, quality and number of arts and culture events here contribute in many ways to the whole community’s vibrancy. Through its arts and culture events, our cultural heritage is enhanced, providing venues for new and established talents, generating artistic works and ideas.
To learn more, please check out the following link. An updated schedule of events can be found at VisitNatchez.org.
Natchez has been awarded membership in the American Association of Retirement Communities. We offer the perfect destination for retirees. For more information, please visit the Natchez Retiree Partnership Website.
Adams County is the regional trade center of the Miss-Lou area, serving shoppers within a 50-mile radius. The Natchez Mall, which includes two major department stores, Belk and JCPenney, has numerous specialty stores as well as a four-screen cinema. Downtown Natchez also provides numerous specialty and antique shops filled with treasures and trinkets.
At least 10 months of fine weather each year and a combination of resources - including lakes, woodlands and wildlife - make outdoor recreation a favorable element in Natchez' quality of life. Hunting and fishing are excellent, as are golfing, paddling, bicycling, jogging, swimming, tennis, baseball, football, soccer and other sports.
Much of this activity takes place in Natchez' parks, including city-owned parks, such as 200-acre Duncan Park. Smaller city parks are Bluff Park along the river, Memorial Park on Main Street, Natchez National Historical Park, Natchez State Park and the Natchez Trace Parkway.
The Natchez Recreation Department is dedicated to responding to the community’s needs by enriching lives through life-long leisure enjoyment. They provide quality recreational programs and opportunities for personal development.