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Old 06-25-2006, 10:11 PM
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Hi, I am relocating to Pascagoula, MS and really need some information. I can't find much online. What are "good" areas to look for an apartment? Also are there good walking trails in this city? Any help at all will be greatly appreciated! I'm in Missouri and this move is happening fast. I feel vulnerable without much information. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:50 PM
Location: st. louis
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Default pascagouls and moss point not good :(

I just moved from mississippi to missouri. I don't really like the pascagoula area. I lived in ocean springs, which is within daily driving distance to work if you work in pascagoula. I guess it depends on what type of town you like. There are a lot of smaller rural areas in northern jackson county that you may enjoy more if you are the nature type. There are a few good hiking trails around the coast. if your a serious hiker you may want to check out some along hwy 49 in northern harrison county.
If you have kids, you may want to look into the school districts before choosing a town! e-mail me if you have any questions about the area, i was born and raised in south mississippi and may be able to help.
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:41 AM
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Good Luck finding an apartment right now anywhere on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Thanks would go to Hurricane Katrina. Many people are still in the rebuilding stages or they simply can not afford to rebuild their homes at the newly required elevations. Housing is tough to find unless you find a home that has been remodeled after flooding and the family lost everything! Those folks are simply selling their homes and moving! Pascagoula is in Jackson County which consist of 4 cities: Pascagoula, Gautier, Moss Point and Ocean Springs. Most of the apartments have a waiting list due to the fact that many families are still living in fema trailers. West of our county is Harrison County-same condition due to the storm. East of our county is Mobile, Alabama which is about 30 minutes away. You may be able to find an apartment there. I live in Ocean Springs and my home was spared from flooding but had minimal damage from trees falling on it. We have made our repairs and were very fortunate to have a place called home! This was a beautiful area pre-Katrina and hopefully it will be again someday. If you need any other help I will do my best to give ya a hand! Good Luck!!!!!
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:28 PM
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The question is why ?? Why are you moving to Pascagoula? Prior to Katrina, this was not a great area to live in . Post Katrina is even worse. The shipyard has been the largest employer for the past 30 years, fishing, shrimping, welding shops, trucking companies, Scott paper, boat repair, blue collar for the most part. Nothing wrong with blue collar, I was a pipefitter when it was Ingalls Shipbuilding in the late 70's and 1980's. If you want to live a bayou lifestyle, love the outdoors...hunting and fishing, and you work for a living (blue collar once again), you might enjoy this area. But it is a depressed area that depends heavily on government contracts. I have lived there and in Gautier and in Biloxi-Gulfport. The coast is still a mess...especially Highway 90 Ocean Springs west to Bay St Louis-Waveland. The Mississippi coast got *****ed on this one...lots of history gone...never to return. Lots of people in despair who were in already in despair before the storm. I wish you and the people of the Mississippi coast all of the luck in the world..I hope that you can make a contribution to this area and I hope that the area contributes to the betterment of your life.
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Old 11-04-2006, 02:23 PM
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Smile My Two Cents ;)

I have lived in Pascagoula for two years. I am originally from a large city in Cali and I think Pascagoula is neat. Its a small town that houses a lot of mom and pop shops.Before the hurricane these small shops though quaint and cute on the inside definately could of used a face lift on the outside.
It seemed like the town was stuck in a time warp but since Katrina these buildings and much more is definately getting a face lift.
As far as housing goes...GOOD LOOK FINDING A HOUSE unless your buying. As far as apartments your in luck. Most of the apartment residents vacated and are still enjoying the free rent in fema trailers. It dont seem like they are in rush to pay rent again.
Although Im a house owner my daughter was in the market for a apartment and she found a nice size 1 bd for $475.
Go to the link below and scroll down all the apartments in Pascagoula with with phone numbers are listed there. If you need any more info feel free to ask. I ABSOLUTELY have too much time on my hands since I moved here

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Old 11-04-2006, 04:01 PM
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From Gulfport, Housing isn't cheap and is hard to find.. I agree Ocean Springs is rebuilding nicely, nice place
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:03 AM
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I moved to Pascagoula from up in the county, north of I-10, after I married. We lived on Washington Ave. and lost everything we ever had in the world. We came home to an empty lot. Three months ago we found a small two bedroom house for $850/mo. We had to get out of the FEMA camper. My best advice is to drive around town, and just look. That's how we found this house. I love living in Pascagoula. We are going to build a house on our lot, it is just taking a long time to do so. Pascagoula is a great small town. It has so much potential. It just needs cleaning up. I think Katrina is the catalyst to get this started. The downtown already looks better! Best of luck to you and yours....see you at Jerry Lee's.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:05 PM
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Pascagoula isn't a bad place, although I looked for a home there and came up empty handed. I could not find any real good neighborhoods. To give an example, my cousin lives in the same house since he was born, once a good neighborhood, its now run down, with some bad inhabitants. He was mowing his grass last summer, went inside to get some water, and that brief period of time someone stole his mower! So, I went to a neighboring town in Alabama. Only 15 miles away, good neighborhoods, taxes are cheaper.
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:09 PM
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I also lived in Missouri, originally from Kansas. I'm Navy and have lived in Gautier since '91. Move East and North of Pascagoula. Do NOT move to Moss Point either. Ocean Springs is very nice a bit more pricy. North Ocean Springs (north of I-10 has more open country). Gautier isn't all that bad but rather sparse for amenities - has the usual Wendy's, Hardee's, Singing River mall with JCPenney, Sears, etc plus a Lowe's. Has two college campuses also.
North of Gautier is Vancleave, rather country with hardly any anemities but some people don't care about that. I lived in the country south of Branson, MO and had to travel to get anything so that doesn't bother me much except gas has gone up. Oh, gas prices here are under the national average as well - currently around $3.85 regular unleaded with some less than that.
Ocean Springs has a high education rating - higher than the national average. It's an artsy town, quaint downtown with galleries and small cafe's. Ocean Springs is next to Biloxi, connected by a new bridge on HWY 90 to the casino strip. Everything is still being rebuilt, post-Katrina with many open, bare spots along the shore line where businesses used to exist but it's slowly coming back. Good luck!
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:16 PM
Location: El Paso, TX
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I keep hearing of despair.. and hopelessness. Also how dirty things are and all this nonsense. While I lived in Gulfport just above the SEABEE Base, I found the people to be friendly, helpful and kind. I heard lots of stories and met lots of great people. There was so much going on, so many people looking forward to the future of the area.. some upset by the many new casinos coming, and others happy to hear about the changes. Yes The Gulf Coast wont be the same.. and there is massive change happening all over the region. I was proud and happy to be a part of it all.. and miss the people and cities of that area a whole bunch. The people I met often spoke of getting their life back on track, and how things wont be the same, but they did it with hope in their voice and an outlook for a better future. I just saw on the Biloxi News website that the area is getting a new better board walk! Fantastic! I hope to be back there soon.. to take my place as one of you again.

Pascagoula, MS I have been told is a rather rough area to live. I had a friend who lived out there who I worked with at Treasure Bas Casino, and he would tell me of the constant break ins and crime around him. I would consider other areas. There is plenty to choose from.

I would consider Bay Saint Louis or Ocean Springs. If you dont mind the drive there are some nice small cities you could live in near Mobile.
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