Fondren is known for music and visual arts and boasts unique owner-operated boutiques and over two-dozen locally owned restaurants, bars, coffee shops and bakeries (see our directory of shops and dining). Fondren also offers eclectic architecture, charming homes and wonderful people.
The history is an interesting one. Fondren was once known as ‘Sylum Heights as the home of the Mississippi Lunatic Asylum. This once suburb of Mississippi’s capital was annexed by the city in 1925 but has maintained a character and charm. Locals own this place and the feel is small town, but with a hip and eclectic twist. The neighborhood is diverse, multicultural, open minded and accepting of all people.
Each week, the neighborhood is a buzz with activities like concerts, art openings, group fitness opportunities, book signings, food tastings and more.
Fondren is from Woodrow Wilson Avenue to the south, Northside Drive to the north, the ICR Railroad line to the west and I-55 to the east.
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Meeting/Event Space
- Shopping Center