Grenada is a unique community offering something for everyone, yet always striving for more. Whether you are passionate about history, golf, fishing, art, or are a nature lover, Grenada has something to offer you.
Home to Business Week Magazine’s # 1 Rural School in America
Grenada Elementary School has been recognized as one of the country's "Break the Mold" schools and named America's #1 rural school by Business Week Magazine. The Grenada School District has won national and state awards for programs such as the "Walls that Teach" initiative, the "Kidzeum," and the "Discovery Lab." Grenada also has been the recipient of three Governor's Awards, including one for its art programs.
Largest Recreational Lake in Mississippi
With nearly 36,000 acres of recreational surface water and 148 miles of shoreline, Grenada Lake boasts 16 boat landings, six public beaches, and camping areas for primitive and class A camping. Perfect for swimming, jet skiing, boating, and bass and crappie fishing, Grenada Lake is a national destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Every year, as many as 7,000 people converge at Grenada Lake for the annual Grenada Lake Crappie Fishing Tournament. The lake also offers six basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, softball fields, fitness trails, nature/hiking trails, and children's playgrounds.
Home to One of Golf Digest's Top 10 Golf Courses
Ranked among the top 10 golf courses in Mississippi by Golf Digest, the Dogwoods Golf Course at Hugh White State Park takes full advantage of the natural beauty surrounding Grenada Lake. Deep woods enclose undulating fairways leading to large, inviting greens. A variety of tee boxes gives each hole a different look and play, giving long hitters a challenge while giving opportunity to those with less distance. A nature lover’s course, The Dogwoods was carved out of the forest with only necessary clearing. The hilly layout demands sharp skills and accurate ball-striking.
Founded in 1836, Grenada has a long and rich history. With as many as 25 antebellum and Victorian homes preserved and occupied today, eight of which are listed on the state's historical registry, Grenada offers a unique showing of architectural styles that span more than a century. Come and take a stroll around downtown to see for yourself.
Shopping and Dining
Grenada is a hub for employment and commerce in North Central Mississippi. From the usual big box retailer to trendy homegrown boutiques, gift shops, and antique stores, Grenada offers a variety of shopping opportunities. For dining, Grenada is home to a variety of restaurants from Mexican to Italian, to Southern and Cajun food. Our location between Jackson, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee, makes world-class shopping opportunities readily available.