Jackson County

Retirement in Jackson County provides the opportunity for a casual, easy, and active life. Services which might require hours in line in a larger city can be accomplished in literally minutes. A full range of medical services is available either locally or in nearby Huntsville. One can be as active or involved in the community as they wish to be. The weather provides virtually year-round opportunity for outdoor activities. Add to all that, the low cost of living makes Jackson County an ideal location to retire.

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Retirement in Jackson County provides the best of two worlds

Retirement in Jackson County provides the best of two worlds: a small town with friendly, welcoming people nestled in an idyllic setting with Mother Nature on full display, and the attractions, services, and benefits of larger cities just a short drive away. We love the lifestyle provided in our community and make occasional one or two day excursions to Huntsville, Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta.

- Jim and Sue Jordan


Lake Life in Jackson County Alabama

Lake Life in Jackson County


In Jackson County, you are surrounded by 1,124 square miles of natural beauty. Picture being located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on the 69,000 acre Guntersville Lake of the Tennessee River. It is mountain lakes beauty that affords year-round outdoor activities. The county has recreational options galore: hiking, camping, boating, swimming, hunting, fishing, caving, or just sightseeing. And you don't want to miss shopping at the world-famous Unclaimed Baggage Center where you're sure to find a bargain. There's so much that makes Scottsboro and Jackson County special.

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Goose Pond Colony Golf Course and Resort


Unclaimed Baggage Center

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Russell Cave National Monument

Walls of Jericho

Walls of Jericho

Bynum Park Scottsboro

Bynum Park Walking Trail

Scottsboro Boys Museum

Scottsboro Boys Museum

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Northeast Alabama Community College Cultural Events

Scottsboro Jackson Senior Center

Scottsboro-Jackson County Senior Center

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Scottsboro Rec*Com

Pisgah Senior Center

Pisgah Senior Center

Huntsville Airport

Huntsville International Airport

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Highlands Medical Center


The Jackson County Health Care Authority offers a wide range of professional health care services to the residents of our county and the surrounding area including a hospital, two long term care facilities, home health services, urgent care facility, an occupational medicine center, surgical services, and three physician offices.  Highlands Medical Center, a 170-bed, acute-care facility is located in Scottsboro with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) covering the entire county.  The hospital offers an emergency department, surgery center, imaging center, therapy center, maternity center, and women’s health services, lab services, and sleep disorder center.  Air Evac Lifeteam air ambulance service is located on the HMC campus.  Learn more here.

Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville Hospital Main

UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine




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