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Old 06-11-2008, 01:48 PM
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My husband is getting restationed to Pascagoula. Are there many houses for rent there? Is it a nice place to live? Where should we look to try to live around there? What are the schools like? Are there towns near by that might be better?
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:56 PM
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I don't know enough about the housing situation in Pascagoula to offer advice. There's a lot of industry there with the ship builders, naval yards and Keesler. Pascagoula got hit hard by Katrina and there's still a lot of rebuilding going on. Traveling west from Pascagoula the next town you enter is Gautier. There's a small shopping mall in Gautier and it seems to be an okay town to live in. I'm not sure how the schools are rated though. Ocean Springs is the next town west, probably 20-30 miles from Pascagoula. It has the reputation of being one of the more family friendly/residential towns on the coast. They also have some of the highest rated schools in the state. Really the only town I know to tell you probably to think twice about living in is Moss Point. It hasn't had the best rep. since Katrina. There's a lot of other great towns inland from Pascagoula too, which you should definitely look into if you want something with some land.

Finding a rental home should not be a problem in any of the towns on the coast. Sorry if this isn't very helpful, at least not specifically to Pascagoula. I have never really seen the housing developments over there because when I go there it's usually to see a doctor or go shopping and all of that is centrally located off of Hwy 90!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:56 PM
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Moss Point is right next to Pascagoula and just from reading the local papers I have learned to stay out of pascagoula and moss point. I would recommend ocean springs, maybe gautier. We live just north of ocean springs and it is pretty nice, quiet, but still close to shopping.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:39 PM
Location: El Paso, TX
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While working in Biloxi at a casino a co-worker is from there and he said there is lots of crime and gang activity there. I don't know personally only what he told me. Then while working at State Farm, a co-worker there told me she and her family goto church there and like the area.. so I guess its what you make of it, and or live in the city.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:27 PM
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Kinda late replying here...I live in Gautier. First stationed at Pascagoula in '91 for a couple of years and my wife stayed with the children in Gautier while I traveled with the ship to Norfolk. Got restationed here in '98 and now commute to Gulfport at the Seabee base. Due to Katrina I've done a lot of traveling to get the goods to work on my house at the various Lowe's/Home Depots. I would not live in Pascagoula or Moss Point. Still have a few FEMA trailer parks, rebuilding going on and crime is growing up bit by bit every year. Gautier is okay, slowly getting some more shopping and restaurants. Ocean Springs - I'd live there (north of I-10) as it's more open country there, close to I-10 to go east towards D'Iberville/Biloxi/Gulfport for shopping, entertainment, etc. and further to New Orleans (still in Katrina recovery mode too). Ocean Springs has the best ratings education-wise, an arts town, cozy galleria-type downtown with shops and small restaurants. They rebuilt the Hwy 90 bridge east of Ocean Springs into Biloxi and it's very nice and has popular walkway. It's about 20 minutes from Ocean Springs to Pascagoula if you travel via I-10 but slower on Hwy 90. Overall - Ocean Springs first pick, Gautier second pick, maybe Vancleave (north of Gautier) but don't move to Pascagoula or Moss Point.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:52 PM
Location: Mississippi
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I live in Juneau,AK but I grew up in Pascagoula prior to Hurricane Katrina. Pascagoula was a much better place to live prior to Katrina and now it's just a huge mess. I visited there back in June and it just wasn't the same city I remember growing up in. I hope you enjoy Pascagoula. Your brave in my book to live there.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:33 PM
Location: Billerica, MA
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I grew up in the area, and would personally suggest Vancleave, MS... which as suggested earlier is just north (about 10/15mins of Gautier).

It is still a small town, though it is growing. Chances of finding housing wouldn't be impossible, plus the school system is great. It's a good mid way point. Once you learn a few back roads (57, Gautier-Vancleave Rd, Semen Road, etc) you'll find it's an extremly easy commute to all of the near by towns:
Pascagoula, Gautier, Ocean Springs, D'iberville, and Biloxi. There are even backroad to Hattierburg/Wiggins, MS and Mobile, AL.

It's a small town, so for the most part everyone watches out for everyone else. Last I checked, crime wasn't a problem or issue for the area. It would defintely be my top choice.

It will be a little more a drive in the morning/afternoons (roughly 30 mins to Pascagoula) but the traffic really isn't horrible in the area anyway, so it should be an easy commute.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:47 PM
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I grew up in the Pascagoula area and now live in Lucedale, I don't know much about Pascagoula anymore but I do know that Lucedale is a great place to live. Lucedale is about 35 miles north of Pascagoula and we shop either here locally or drive a short distance to mobile or hattisburg.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:12 PM
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Don't do it!!! Go to Ocean Springs or Biloxi. The Goula and Moss Point were both dangerous when we were stationed at Keesler from 1997-2001.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:06 PM
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I was stationed at Keesler until 2004. I'd pick Ocean SPrings in a heartbeat.
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