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Old 08-27-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Relocating to Hobbs, NM
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The entire coast is rebuilding from Katrina - if your hubby is going to be working at the shipyard Ocean Springs would be a better choice - it's quaint and clean.

DH
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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North of I-10 is always nice. I am in Big Point and its nice up here. Hurley has one of the better schools for Jackson County....East Central School District. I grew up in Pascagoula and Gautier....and since Katrina came through the area....they have both went down hill. I would suggest Ocean Springs or North of I-10 towards Hurley / Big Point / Helena.

Just my opinion.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Biloxi, Ms.
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We are 4 years into Recovery from Katrina. Over 70, 000 homes destroyed here. Housing is all over the place. I live just a few blocks off the Back Bay and Insurance is Sky High.....south of I10. Gautier is a mixed bag. Near and on the water very, very nice. But, Insurance will still be High...several thousands. Inland Gautier, not so much. Ocean Springs is quaint, walkable, over 100 restaurants, a couple of antique stores, a few boutiques, and pretty. People in Mississippi are clanish...you are "from here" or you're not. Thats the truth. Even thou Keesler is here... I moved here in 04 from Pensacola. I was treated like a native there from day one. They are very inclusive! Not so in Ms. I have made some friends, and have many "associates" on the Ms. Gulf Coast. You can be happy here, I am. But, you will probably be happier living in Biloxi or Ocean Springs...and its nothing travel time to run up to Pascagoula. I joined the Chamber...its a great way to meet nice people. When you are shopping houses check specifically on the Insurance. Mine used to be $800. now its 5,700. and we have personal property taxes here. Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Another thing about moving to Gautier or anywhere close...expect to pay high rent. Seems after Katrina destroyed the area, rent has went up and it's tough finding something decent for the income in this area.

Good Luck finding something for a decent price.

**thank goodness for the grandfather clause....everything around us has increased by at least $200.00**
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Hi GA mountain girl. Your user name caught my eye as I am from GA. We are relocating to the gulf area in DEC. I was wondering if you guys have made it to the gulf yet? If so would you mind telling me what you think about the area? I would love to have someones opinion that just moved to the area. We are in Az now but I can not wait to move where there are actually trees and green plants! LOL . It's all brown out here and being from GA and spending summers in Savannah growing up I just can't wait to get back closer.
I am a bundle of nerves though since I have to find a good area to live and nice schools.
Thanks,
leena
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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I just left the area. I'd really check out Ocean Springs but try to stay away from Gulf Park Estates in OS. Its starting to get a little run down back there.

I used to own a house a few miles from downtown OS and loved it there.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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I've lived in AZ and GA...but I've never lived that far east in MS, the furthest I've been is biloxi.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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Leena,

I lived in Biloxi for two and a half years and just recently moved out of the area. If you give it a chance, I think you'll like it. Here is what I miss most: the warm weather!, being near the beach, good restaurants, laid back atmosphere. Yes, the area is recovering from Katrina but I think that helps make it interesting. The people have an incredible spirit and when you talk to them, you'll find out just how much they care about their community. If you show them you care about the coast, too, then you will have no trouble making friends. I always knew Biloxi would be a temporary move for me but I was suprised by how sad I was to leave. The Coast has a lot of character and charm and it is definitely a place I would go back to.

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Hi GA mountain girl. Your user name caught my eye as I am from GA. We are relocating to the gulf area in DEC. I was wondering if you guys have made it to the gulf yet? If so would you mind telling me what you think about the area? I would love to have someones opinion that just moved to the area. We are in Az now but I can not wait to move where there are actually trees and green plants! LOL . It's all brown out here and being from GA and spending summers in Savannah growing up I just can't wait to get back closer.
I am a bundle of nerves though since I have to find a good area to live and nice schools.
Thanks,
leena
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Lauderdale County, Ms
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I spent an influencial part of my life near Gautier in the small town of Ocean Springs. Gautier is a great place.
Everything is what we make it and Gautier can be a wonderful place to call home.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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I moved to Gautier in the mid-90s. Our house and subdivision got hit hard by the storm surge from Katrina. We've rebuilt but it's not the same - people's attitudes, the overall "feel" of being here. People keep to themselves and are clannish, it seems. It has become expensive to live here - our home insurance has gone up since we're south of I-10 and our electrical and water bills have gone way up recently, though we have actually cut down on our usage. There are not many things to do here for recreation - in town. There's a bowling alley, the mall is basically dead but has a movie theater. If you have a place near water, then you can drop your boat in the water and head for the Pascagoula and Singing River and then to the Gulf for recreation (fishing). To get any real shopping done you have to go to Ocean Springs or Pascagoula via Hwy 90, or take I-10 west to Ocean Springs, D'Iberville, Biloxi, Gulfport or east towards Mobile. Gautier is not a bad town but seems to be "dead in the water" right now. It's the conduit for heavy traffic for commuters to/from Northrop/Grumman shipyard in Pascagoula too - which tells you that people that work there live in Ocean Springs and other points outside of Gautier. Good luck.
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