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.
Gulfport is one of the largest cities on the Gulf Coast and the state’s second-largest city after Jackson. The 64-square-mile city offers a wealth of Real Estate choices — from historic mansions preserved by succeeding generations of the same families to new construction in planned developments that combine residential, commercial and recreational perks.
Gulfport, 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, Gulfport 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. From the beachfront to the Back Bay, Gulfport 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.
Gulfport on the Map
Gulfport is generally marked by North Swan Road on the north, the Gulf of Mexico on the south, an area extending along Canal Road and west of Highway 49 on the west, and east of Lorraine Road on the east.
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How to get to and from Gulfport, MS
Gulfport is among a string of communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast that are close to each other, and that share cultural and commercial resources. Gulfport boasts short commute times to New Orleans (65 miles), Mobile (75 miles) and Jackson (161 miles, less than three hours). Gulfport 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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Gulfport, MS Features
Gulfport 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 Gulfport also offers fishing excursions, boating trips, short water rides to historic offshore islands and much more. The city also hosts the annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo each July, famed Fourth of July fireworks exhibitions, Christmas tours of historic homes and other annual events.
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center here is one of the region’s most popular interactive family destinations. Gulfport is also home to the 70-shop Prime Outlet Mall (Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Under Armour, J. Crew and many others) and hosts the Mississippi Sound Museum, the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, the Center for Marine Education and Research, the 6,000-square-foot Busted Wrench Garage and Museum and many other prime destinations.
The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in nearby 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. Mississippi-centric restaurants offering renowned seafood, Southern and Cajun cuisines are also dotted throughout the Gulfport area.
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Gulfport, MS Demographics
- Population: 71,000
- Households: 31,000
Schools: There are nearly two dozen public, private and parochial schools, along with dozens of independently owned preschools.
- Churches: Nearly 100 churches of all denominations can be found throughout Gulfport.
- Healthcare: The full-service Memorial Hospital and Garden Park Medical Center are headquartered in Gulfport, along with several medical office complexes, mental health specialty hospitals and urgent care centers. Gulfport is also home to other medical services and is close to additional hospitals throughout the New Orleans and Mobile areas.