Gulfport MS Real Estate
Gulfport MS is the second largest city in Mississippi. Historically much if this development is due to the vast amount of yellow pine and live oak timber on the coast. During the daytime, downtown Gulfport is the business center for the area, and at nighttime, it’s a favorite gathering spot.
The revitalized downtown is adjacent to the Harbor, Jones park and deep water shipping port. The Jones park area is the cornerstone of Gulfport both historically and physically. Joesph E. Jones purchased the land and forged a railroad from Jackson to harvest the timber. He literally put Gulfport on the map. His heirs later gave the land to the city with the expectation that it continue to be for recreational use. Gulfport has not only lived up to that promise, it has made major improvements to the land. You can see the architectural plans for the park and how beautiful it is now.
Gulfport has several amazing pavilions, the largest is the 23,000 ft Barksdale pavilion. Right next to it, with a bunch of yachts as a backdrop is a very nice amphitheater called the Leo Seal Educational Plaza. Here is the page to the City of Gulfport – Leisure Services Department where you can obtain the permits allowing access and use for large events.
Gulfport MS Restaurants
Gulfport host some of the best dining and music venue experiences on the coast. If you have a taste for fresh local seafood, then look no further than the original Half Shell Oyster House. There is also one in Biloxi about 7 miles away. Stop by or call, to get your name on the seating list. The dining experience is worth the wait if there is one, simply head over to Sea Grapes quiet win bar right around the corner.
If you're not in the mood for seafood, don’t fret right around the corner is The Rack House. Here is the The Rack House Menu. It is brand new to the coast.
Murky Waters is located on the opposite corner of this block; serving up wonderfully slow pecan smoked BBQ. The half chicken and smoked wings are excellent! Of course these are just a few of the restaurants there are many more options for you to explore in Downtown Gulfport like the beautiful Island View casino.
Many of the activities in the city revolve around the coast. Ship Island Excursions is a great family trip follow this link for the Ferry Schedule and Fares. You pick up the ferry at Jones Park. Most people who come to visit are not aware that the water at the islands is akin to Destin’s beaches. This is a must do if you are looking to relax and swim in the gulf.
Across Highway 90 from Jones Park is the future site of our new $93 million dollar Aquarium.
May as well check out the the premier shopping at the I-10 and Highway 49 corridor at the Gulfport Premium Outlets. Cannot beat the prices at this outlet mall.
Gulf Islands Waterpark is a great family attraction! Life guards everywhere ensure your children’s safety. The giant tube slides are so much fun for kids and parents. If you are a local, the season pass tis well worth the money.
These are just a few of the Gulfport attractions. Island View Casino, Fishing charters, Concerts and events galore are part of our local culture. Beth is a local and can help you find the best solution to your real estate wants.
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The link above will show you how close we are to Edgewater Mall in Biloxi MS plus show off the office a bit.