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Old 06-01-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I am looking to move from Pennsylvania before the end of the year. I'm a blue collar guy, early 40's, looking for information or advice about this area. I prefer small to medium sized cities. Wondering if I would be welcomed there, being a northerner and somewhat liberal leaning. I would be looking to rent a room or efficiency, within a few miles of the beach. Would that be available/affordable. How is the job market there?
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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From your description, you will fit in perfectly in the Biloxi-Gulfport area. There is a large military presence, as well as casinos, shipbuilding, NASA, tourism, the seafood industry, and many others, which means the area is very diverse with people from all over the country.
I would suggest you look at the city of Biloxi, which has a large stock of houses from the 1940s on up to the 80s and 90s, overall middle class and affordable, with a large blue collar component. You could also look at Long Beach and Bay St Louis, both of which are on the beach and have plenty of affordable middle class homes. Long Beach feels more suburban with modest homes from the 70s, and Bay St Louis more historic. Same for Ocean Springs on the east side which looks wealthier but has lots of very affordable areas. You could also consider D'Iberville which is north of Biloxi Bay and looks to be highly affordable small, older homes and yet very safe. I believe they have a sizable Vietnamese population among other cool groups.
There are also a large number of fairly new looking apartment complexes all around Biloxi, both south of the Biloxi Bay (i.e. near the beach) and north of the bay closer to I-10. The only area that might not fit your description as well as the city of Gulfport, which seems to be a little more either on the lower income end or the higher income end (at least south of I-10). North of I-10, Gulfport is the largest city on the coast and thus there are lots of middle class neighborhoods and apartments in the vicinity of Hwy 49 north.
Out of all that, just my personal opinion, for best small downtown area and community beach I would say Ocean Springs. For best action, I would say Biloxi with all the casinos. For best waterside atmosphere, I would say Bay St Louis. For most beautiful beach front, I would say Pass Christian (huge mansions to look at right along the beach) and neighboring Long Beach, both of which have cool marinas etc. There is large apartment complex right on the line between these two towns which allows people to live in an apartment and literally step across the road to a beautiful beach.
For most blue collar yet safe atmosphere, I would say D'Iberville. For best urban downtown atmosphere, I would say Gulfport which renovated after Hurricane Katrina and has attracted a pretty good array of bars and restaurants and holds some cool concerts and events at its city park by the marina and next to the beach.
You could probably find a room to rent or a small apartment within a small older house in Bay St Louis, which would put you in one of the coolest small towns in the country, for cheap, with a great bay and beach just blocks away. Otherwise I think Biloxi somewhere along Pass Rd (which runs parallel to the coastline a few blocks north) in either an older small house or a new apartment complex would be great.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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From your description, you will fit in perfectly in the Biloxi-Gulfport area. There is a large military presence, as well as casinos, shipbuilding, NASA, tourism, the seafood industry, etc. There is large apartment complex right on the line between these two towns which allows people to live in an apartment and literally step across the road to a beautiful beach.
For most blue collar yet safe atmosphere, I would say D'Iberville. For best urban downtown atmosphere, I would say Gulfport which renovated after Hurricane Katrina and has attracted a pretty good array of bars and restaurants and holds some cool concerts and events at its city park by the marina and next to the beach.
You could probably find a room to rent or a small apartment within a small older house in Bay St Louis, which would put you in one of the coolest small towns in the country, for cheap, with a great bay and beach just blocks away. Otherwise I think Biloxi somewhere along Pass Rd (which runs parallel to the coastline a few blocks north) in either an older small house or a new apartment complex would be great.
Do you know the name of the apartment complex?
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:54 AM
 
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There are quite a few but one to try is Arbor Place on Popps Ferry Rd in north Biloxi, just south of I-10. This is a good area.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:14 PM
 
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Have you heard anything about Lagniappe? It's in D'Iberville
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