Senior Living in Ridgeland Is All About Fun, Friends, and Fresh Air

Folks in the know will tell you that our native Ridgeland is a haven for outdoor adventures and signature dining and is even well-known for live music and an eclectic mix of shops and retailers. With that, there’s year-round fun to be had both in and around Ridgeland, making our hometown a terrific home base for active seniors no matter their particular passions and interests.

From our community’s central location, it’s little more than a mile to I-55 and Natchez Trace Parkway, the latter being a historic interstate route that runs all the way to Nashville. Not surprisingly, it’s minutes or less from our front door to popular restaurants, big box stores, and the Ridgeland Retail Trail, whose diverse lineup of locally-owned specialty shops and boutiques make up many of Ridgeland’s best. There’s also Repeat Street, Mississippi’s largest consignment shop, whose 17,000 square feet of aisles and displays are packed with one-of-a-kind items for a shopping experience like no other.

Newer retail and entertainment destinations include Northpark Mall and Renaissance at Colony Park, whose Renaissance Show Fountain is a marvel of both art and engineering and a spectacle to see with shows running every 30 minutes.

For outdoor lovers, water meets wonderful at the Barnett Reservoir, a man-made body of water with 105 miles of shoreline offering limitless adventures, everything from powerboat races, fishing, and watersports all the way to birdwatching and picnics. Stop by Reservoir Overlook along the Parkway to see “The Rez” in all its glory. And, if you work up an appetite while spending the day on the water, head over to Cock of the Walk, an authentic Mississippi Catfish House that harkens back to the early days of riverboats and old-fashioned Southern comfort food.

Speaking of signature local dining, Ridgeland is known for being the “Steak Capital of Mississippi” and a great place to enjoy a delicious prime cut. Local favorites include Kathryn’s, which also doubles as a can’t- miss live music venue, and Doe’s Eat Place, a certified American classic whose porterhouse has been called “The best thing to eat in America” by Men’s Journal.

Elsewhere around town, amazing works from local artisans are displayed and sold at the Bill Waller Craft Center as well as throughout the Ridgeland Wildflower Fields. Our area is also home to the Snappy Sync Soiree, during which remarkable and rare fireflies light up the night sky as part of a spectacle that’s unique to Ridgeland. The natural wonders only continue in nearby Flora, which is home to the Mississippi Petrified Forest.

All this and more awaits in and around Ridgeland, and that doesn’t even begin to touch on all the history and entertainment options that await just about 15 minutes down I-55 in neighboring Jackson. From awesome animal encounters at the Jackson Zoo to the wonderment of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and quintessential chapters of America’s history on display at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, our metropolitan neighbor to the South is every bit as fun as it is fascinating.

Clearly, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy here in the Ridgeland-Jackson metro area, and SummerHouse Beau Ridge sits within easy reach of all of it, including many of our own favorite neighborhood spots for dining and recreation. A preferred central location that provides ready access to appealing possibilities for fun and entertainment just adds to the list of reasons why SummerHouse Senior Living provides a perfect setting for living well and savoring the many joys of retirement life here in the heart of Mississippi.