October 3, 2013 (Jackson) - The historic Belhaven neighborhood, that surrounds the Belhaven University campus, was named one of 61 Best Old-House Neighborhoods in the U.S. and Canada for 2013 by This Old House magazine.

The neighborhood was recognized by the magazine for its walkable, tree-lined streets, houses and buildings of different styles, historic standards, Eudora Welty’s home and garden and proximity to downtown and the University. Belhaven is the only Mississippi neighborhood to make this sixth annual list.

Previous years’ lists have included Natchez, Poplar Springs in Meridian, Holly Springs, Vicksburg and the Town Center Historic District in Yazoo City as among the Best Old-House Neighborhoods.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.