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Biloxi, MS

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has served as a treasured destination as well as a homeowner’s dream for hundreds of years. The coast cities of today are sought-after spots for families looking for primary residences, retirement homes, vacation getaways and easy-to-maintain condominiums easily accessible to the beach. This southernmost stretch of Mississippi hugs the Gulf of Mexico and is known for its laidback attitude where residents and visitors enjoy the natural environs through fishing, boating and swimming. Entertainment options also run the gamut thanks to shoreline casinos, historic museums, unlimited family activities, great dining options and much more.

Biloxi is one of the most historic of a string of Gulf Coast jewels. It was first settled in 1699 and admitted to the union in 1817. Its historic Lighthouse in the Gulf of Mexico and visible from many miles away is one of only two remaining on the Gulf Coast and was completed in 1848. During World War II, a major population increase was seen as a result of the government’s Keesler Field and Air Force Reserve location. Military contractors are still drawn to Biloxi and the Gulf Coast area.

The 46-square-mile city in Harrison County offers a wealth of Real Estate choices — from historic mansions preserved by succeeding generations of the same families to new construction, cozy cottages, traditional ranch-style homes and waterfront homes along the historic Back Bay area.

Biloxi, like other Gulf Coast cities has shown the state of Mississippi and nearby metropolitan areas from New Orleans to Mobile the many ways a community can work together to stage unbelievable comebacks. Following Hurricane Camille in 1969 and again after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Biloxi has returned as a center of residential living. Newer, stronger and more beautiful structures have risen as a testament to a new post-storm era. Biloxi developers, builders, architects, designers, property owners and residents have shown the world how a redeveloped and proud community can successfully rebuild, repopulate and embrace the future.

Biloxi on the Map

Biloxi is generally marked by an area north of I-10 and Woolmarket Road on the north, the Gulf of Mexico on the south, an area extending east of Lorraine Road on the west and a line west and east of I-110 on its east.

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Condos on the beach in Biloxi, MS
Condos on the beach

How to get to and from Biloxi, MS

Biloxi is among a string of communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast that are close to each other, and that share cultural and commercial resources. Biloxi boasts short commute times to New Orleans (90 minutes, about 90 miles), Mobile (62 miles, about an hour) and Jackson (165 miles, less than three hours). Biloxi is interconnected to the rest of the state via Interstate Highways 10 and 59 and state highways 49 and 90.

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport serves the Gulf Coast community, and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is only a short trip away. Mass transit and major commercial rail and bus lines also serve the city.

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3 bedroom home near beach

Biloxi, MS Features

Biloxi in Harrison County is known for its stretches of recreational beaches, shorefront casinos (gaming, dining and live entertainment) and a seemingly unlimited selection of year-round recreational options. The Gulf of Mexico at the southern end of Biloxi also offers fishing excursions, boating trips, short water rides to historic offshore islands and much more.

The city is also home of the renowned Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (designed by Frank Gehry), Beauvoir (the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis), the Biloxi Courthouse (on the National Register of Historic Places), the Mardi Gras Museum inside the restored Magnolia Hotel, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and other popular tourist destinations. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in nearby Gulfport is one of the region’s most popular interactive family destinations.

Biloxi is also home to weekly art walks and farmers’ markets, is known for its array of antique shops, clothing boutiques and Mississippi-centric restaurants offering renowned seafood, Southern and Cajun cuisines.

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi is also a major attraction for touring shows, concerts, exhibitions and special events. The area is also a gateway to Mississippi’s state parks, birding and wildlife sites, plus recreational choices for hunting, fishing and boating.

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Three bedroom home with open floorplan - Biloxi, MS

Biloxi, MS Demographics

  • Population: 44,000
  • Households: 20,000
  • Schools: There are more than a dozen public, private and parochial schools, along with dozens of independently owned preschools.
  • Churches: Nearly 90 churches of all denominations can be found throughout Biloxi.
  • Healthcare: The Gulf Coast Veterans Hospital System offers specialized services here, along with the full-service Memorial Hospital and Garden Park Medical Center (headquartered in Gulfport), along with several medical office complexes, mental health specialty hospitals and urgent care centers. Biloxi is also home to other medical services and is close to additional hospitals throughout the New Orleans and Mobile areas.

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