Conveniently located along Interstate 20 right outside of Jackson, the charming community of Clinton, Miss., is one of the best places to live in the Magnolia State. Loaded with Southern hospitality and home to more than 25,000 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, Clinton has the small-town atmosphere that so many families are drawn toward to raise children. However, many Clinton apartments for rent are also near everything that the big city of Jackson has to offer close by. According to City-Data, plenty of Mississippians agree, as the city has seen an 8 percent bump in population from 2000 to 2010. Clinton is home to one of the state's lowest crime rates and has plenty of housing options, making the city a very popular place to work, play and raise a family.
The areas around Clinton and surrounding Hinds County were settled in the early 1800s, but Choctaw Native Americans had been living in the area for many centuries. Many Baptists and prominent Mississippians slowly began moving to the area as Jackson began to expand after the Civil War and the city began to grow. Today, the city still remains a bedroom community of Jackson, but continues to grow and expand. According to City-Data, one of the main reasons that so many people are attracted to Clinton is its low cost of living. According to 2012 data, the area has an index that this more than 13 points below the nation's average, making it a very affordable place to live.
One of the biggest attractions in the area that runs straight through Clinton is the Natchez Trace Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in the country. Popular with hikers, motorcyclists, backpackers and fans of nostalgia, this historic thoroughfare brings many tourists into Clinton each year and encompasses not only Mississippi, but Tennessee and Alabama as well.
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