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Old 10-10-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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I am moving from NYC within the month for a new job in Gulfport.

Any suggestions on safe areas to live near there. I plan on renting for the forseeable future.

Any help you can give would be great.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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What do you have in mind? House or apartment complex? Do schools or commute matter?
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Schools do not matter.

Commute I would say no more than 30-45 minutes. I am working about five minutes northeast(ish) of the airport.

I am still young, so I certainly don't want to mistakenly move into a "retiree" community. That also means going out on the town on weekends does happen every now and again.

As to the type of dwelling, house or complex, leaning towards a house.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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You won't be hard pressed to find that commute. Though you may on the going out part in Gulfport. There are a few bars to speak of, though I don't know of anything upscale outside of the Casinos. Housing is cheap, find something along the beach as it allows easier access to main routes. 90 and 49 are your main highways in the area. A nice apartment may be easier to find than a "nice" house in the area if you don't consider beach houses "nice".

Diamondhead is a fairly retirement based area on the west end though it has a little to offer you. Closer to NOLA for example, or even Slidell.

North of Gulfport allows you Saucier and Wiggens...not your area.

East you get into Biloxi. Casinos mainly, but a bit more commerce outside of simple shopping centers.

No one has the nightlife around here that NYC does, so don't come expecting that.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Downtown Ocean Springs is a great area. This is where the best local restaurants are. Long Beach, Pass Christian, and Bay St Louis are quieter but also great location on the beach. Bay St Louis has an artsy little downtown area. Biloxi is busier with beach and casinos but also some cool older neighborhoods probably with plenty of houses to rent, near the Natatorium if you can find that, about a block inland from the beach and west of I-110 where it intersects with the beach highway. There are plenty of apartments roughly near the mall by the beach, around Pass Rd and where Biloxi and Gulfport border each other.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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Thanks for all the great information.

Does anyone know how often the train goes by on the railroad tracks in gulfport that are approx 2 blocks off the beach?
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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I just got back from Long Beach last night (my first visit), and let me tell you....

Those trains come frequently thru out the day and night, all hours, and they don't let up on the horn either. Apparently there is no noise ordinance in place. I was surprised bc I leave close to trains here in VA, but after 10 pm they can't sound their horns. They can down there though!

It was a bit annoying, but i'm sure if you lived there long enough, you prob won't notice after awhile.
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