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Old 11-09-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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I think that the last poster has something. I moved back to the South a while back, and have been wondering why we have had such a hard time making friends, as it hasn't matched my memories of growing up in Gulfport, Ms. I am beginning to see now that my memories weren't wrong, it was just that I was a local. Now I am just some one that moved here. Shoot, we were more friendly to the people in our subdivision than to the people in town! I really think the last poster has nailed the problem. Thanks. I was wondering what was up. Hawaii was like that, along w/ the racial divisions (wait. Racial divisions. In the South? In America? Oh well). People truly can be clannish w/ family. They don't NEED to be friends w/ you. Their family provides friendship, baby sitters, sometimes employment, first dibs on real estate (and jobs), etc. Thanks for waking me up.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Knoxville TN
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yeah, smarino. it took me years to figure that out. funny thing is, i'm from south LA but from an area that was very transient so our neighbors and friends WERE family.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Yes! I am living right now in a beautiful 100-year-old home just a few blocks from the beach that we have been rehabbing. From my computer desk, I can look out our giant half-circle window and see palm trees. You'll freak when you found out how much this house cost after Katrina: $30,000. The previous owner sold it for the value of the lot. That doesn't include rehab costs, of course.

One area to avoid is right around Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. I haven't seen many homeless people, there used to be some vagrants who slept out in the woods outside of Home Depot. When I visited New Orleans, under every underpass you'd see dozens of people camped out under the bridge.
Wow, I hope you are still readings these forums, because I would really love to hear how you found that house! Please tell me any info that might help!
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: MD
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Default both are nice but..

I'm from Maryland, i've been to both. Louisania's coast is still recovering. New Orleans isn't doing to hot eceonomically. I would move to Mississippi. They are doing better right now.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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I lived in Pamama City Beach for most of my life, but got tired of all the spring breakers and partying! We moved to Beaufort, SC, which is a charming small town, but very expensive in the housing market. We want very badly to get back to the gulf coast, I miss it tremendously, so we have been looking at the coastal areas of Louisiana.
I get postive and negative feedback, so it is hard to decide between the cities there. I am unsure of the economy however, and would hate to move somewhere that we would be struggling, (my husband is a trim carpenter, I am currently a property manager).
I wondered if anyone had opnions on the comparisons of La and Ms's gulf coast? If we were to move to MS, where on the gulf coast would be best? What are your thoughts on the rebuilding since the storms? I am looking for that laid back small town, but still with the comforts of malls and such close by!
If you had a choice which state would you move to?
If you want to live in Mississippi, I would suggest Long Beach. It has a population of about 17,000 and is only ten minutes away from Gulfport, which is Mississippi's second biggest city.
I have looked up information about house prices in Long Beach, and it isn't very expensive. Hurricane insurance will most likely be very expensive in Mississippi.
Alligatorboy
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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"The people in South Louisiana are some of the warmest, down-to-earth, and most hospital people I've ever met. They might be the friendliest people in the world."

Yeah, but there is no "coast" as there is in Miss. I spent most of my life in LA, and 5 yrs in Oxford, MS. But as another said, don't actually live on the coast, too much risk of flooding. Hurricane Camille destroyed most of the coast, then Katrina washed away all the re-building.

Last edited by SouthernBelleInUtah; 05-29-2008 at 10:18 PM.. Reason: forgot something
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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My ex has a house in Bay St. Louis, up on the promontory near where the bridge is. His house had about 4-5 feet of water by the water-mark on the walls. And that was on the highest ground for miles around!
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Yes! I am living right now in a beautiful 100-year-old home just a few blocks from the beach that we have been rehabbing. From my computer desk, I can look out our giant half-circle window and see palm trees. You'll freak when you found out how much this house cost after Katrina: $30,000. The previous owner sold it for the value of the lot. That doesn't include rehab costs, of course.

One area to avoid is right around Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. I haven't seen many homeless people, there used to be some vagrants who slept out in the woods outside of Home Depot. When I visited New Orleans, under every underpass you'd see dozens of people camped out under the bridge.
I freaked out when I saw how much your house cost. I didn't think there were any houses in the U.S. that cost $30,000. What's the secret? A house in Florida's bigger cities that would only be a few blocks from the beach would probably cost close to 2 million dollars. That's sad that people have resorted to living under a bridge and in the woods. Do you know anyone who lived on the Mississippi coast that didn't have any damage to their house from the hurricane?
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