Saturday, December 3, 2022

HottyToddy Hometown: Flowood, Mississippi

courtesy of Flowood Chamber of Commerce
Courtesy of Flowood Chamber of Commerce

Flowood is located in Rankin County, east of Jackson, the Capitol City of Mississippi. Because of its strategic location, Flowood is easily accessible by Interstates 55 and 20, as well as the Jackson International Airport, which is located in the heart of Flowood. Highway 25 (“Lakeland Drive”) is the main east-west corridor of the City and is one of the fastest-growing commercial areas in the State. Diversified with industrial, medical, retail, office and residential areas, Flowood is ideal for both businesses and families.
Flowood has recently completed construction of one of the state’s premiere public golf courses, The Refuge. Located in the heart of the City near the International Airport, The Refuge is convenient to office and commercial areas. Plans are underway for development of office, condominium, and hotel facilities adjacent to the golf course. The Refuge promises to be the most unique public golf facility in the South.
As of the 2000 census, Flowood had a population of 4,750, 2,130 households, and 1,145 families residing in the city.
Construction has also been completed on a 1.2 million dollar mid-city community park complete with exercise stations, walking track, tennis and basketball courts and amphitheater, all of which surround a clock tower and activity area.
Flowood boasts a thriving school system. The city is near Northwest Rankin High School and Middle School ,as well as Flowood Elementary. Likewise, two major private schools are located in Flowood: Jackson Preparatory School (7-12) and University Christian School (K-12).
Flowood features some of the top shopping facilities in the state, including:

  • Dogwood Festival
  • Dogwood Promenade
  • Lakeland Commons
  • Market Street Shopping Center

– Information courtesy of the Flowood, Miss. city webpage.