A recent survey showed more than 90% of Jackson residents rated the city as a “good” or “excellent” place to raise children. Project manager with ETC Jason Morado, a, said the survey also found three-quarters of residents feel the city is “moving in the right direction.” The company sampled more than 700 residents via mail, telephone and internet Using a five-point rating system, more than 60 percent of respondents ranked Jackson as a good or better place to work and retire, while opinion largely as split over the city’s appeal to visitors. Safety, quality of life, city “image” and aesthetic appeal all were ranked positively by more than 80 percent of respondents. Regarding city services, residents expressed the most satisfaction with the city’s fire service, police department and city parks. The lowest marks went to maintenance of city streets, where more than a quarter of respondents said they were dissatisfied.