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Ridgeland MSNestled just north of the state’s capital city, the City of Ridgeland MS is a safe haven for individuals and families seeking convenient access to the vibrant economy and rich cultural tapestry of Mississippi’s largest metropolitan area. By and large, Ridgeland residents prosper in a community that offers the best of both worlds. A robust economy combines with a small-town way of life to make Ridgeland perfect for business and family.

In Ridgeland, you can enjoy a close-knit community and family-oriented neighborhoods. Sizable parks and plenty of recreational opportunities bring individuals and organized groups together outdoors for the benefit of their health and social interaction. Education is highly valued in Ridgeland where we boast Star-Rated schools within the Madison County School District as well as a community college and private schools.

Ridgeland is recognized in the South for its fine shopping and delicious dining. Community events, vibrant entertainment, and festival fun are part of the Ridgeland experience. An enthusiasm for art and culture, history and heritage, and fitness and sports is evident throughout Ridgeland.

The high quality of life in Ridgeland comes from our energetic city government and our actively involved citizens. Together, we have created an attractive, healthy living environment that we can all be proud of. Satisfaction surveys regularly give our city high marks in the areas that matter to citizens:

Public safety



Local organizations

Local organizations are an integral part of community life in Ridgeland. From the Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society, Bicycling Groups, and so much more, be sure to find your way of getting connected.


With a warm climate and plentiful sunshine nearly year-round, our numerous parks and outdoor recreation areas are magnets for active people young and old. The Natchez Trace Parkway, a picturesque 444-mile National Park, runs right through Ridgeland. The Park is easily accessible and our newly expanded bike trail travels 10 miles along the Parkway from the Ross Barnett Reservoir Overlook to the Renaissance shopping center. The 33,000-acre Reservoir is perfect for sailing, boating, fishing, and just enjoying the view. And our city parks—Freedom Ridge Park, Friendship Park, and Wolcott Park—have playgrounds, fitness trails, and sports fields. The 17-court Ridgeland Tennis Center is also open to the public. Here in Ridgeland MS, we’re all about family, fitness, and fun!


Mission Statement: City of Ridgeland

The mission of the City of Ridgeland’s employees and elected officials is to serve a dynamic community-oriented city by governing in a manner that fosters stewardship of community resources, accountability to the public, and high-quality results.

COMMUNITY: We believe that our stable neighborhoods, strong community institutions and events, balanced development, employment opportunities, excellent schools, growing churches, and recreational opportunities promote a family-oriented quality of life.

PUBLIC SERVICES: We believe that our public services must be efficiently managed, customer-focused, and delivered by well-trained, professional employees.

FORWARD THINKING: We acknowledge that change and vision are indispensable to the continuity and success of the City of Ridgeland. We must learn from both our past and present to prepare for the future. We are committed to honest evaluation, encouraging and supporting risk-taking, fostering innovation, and comprehensive planning to adapt to our changing environment.