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Old 01-13-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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We might have a career opportunity to move to Mississippi.

Comments on Hattiesburg vs. Gulfport.

Moving from larger NE city

Keys are:

High schools

Swimming programs
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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We might have a career opportunity to move to Mississippi.

Comments on Hattiesburg vs. Gulfport.

Moving from larger NE city

Keys are:

High schools

Swimming programs
Though I live 100 miles away, while both towns took a beating from Katrina, Gulfport fared far worse. As in there were once stately homes on the beach that are no longer there except for the foundation.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:47 PM
 
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True-Gulfport is still suffering from the effects of Katrina. I don't know how the schools are faring there. I do live in Hattiesburg and it is pretty much recovered except for the aftermath of a rapid population increase after the storm. There are choices for schools and you would probably find one to suit you. The area is an economic boomtown and has some lovely areas and some urban sprawl. Housing is very reasonable and the quality of life is high. There are excellent medical facilities and shopping and restaurants. You have cultural opportunities from the universities, but you won't have, for example, the opera, major league sports, or botanical gardens or exhibitions. I came from the Northeast and I missed the variety of things to do--free concerts, the orchestra, the libraries, the museums. If you aren't looking for these things then you will find Hattiesburg a fine place to live. It has a really nice public library, two universities, a zoo, and a wonderful 40 mile biking trail. There is a program for kids called The Hub Fins which is a competitive swimming program that has been around for a long time. Check out the local paper at www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:03 AM
 
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Thanks Tama,

Full fledged swimming programs is a priority for this decision process.

High schools play improtant part as well.

Too, will be traveling to H this week for first time.
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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I don't know of any school swim programs on coast...
I would try Hattiesburg 1st.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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I am from Gulfport, relocated to Houson after Katrina. Although I love the Gulfport area, I know Biloxi had an excellent swim program. The doctor I worked for before moving had a daughter who was in the Swim program at Biloxi High. Good Luck in which ever area you choose.
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