Featuring scenic coastline beauty and an ever-thriving nightlife, Gulfport apartments might just be the perfect fit for you and yours.
Fittingly, many local apartment-ite spend much of their time soaking up the natural wonder that surrounds them. From boating to just relaxing near the gently lapping waves with a good book, a Gulfport apartment affords you the luxury of a laid back atmosphere combined with a robust array of entertainment options.
While many locals enjoy the time honored activity of shrimping the local waters, those apartmenti-ites more interested in just eating the tiny critters would do well to swing by Lil' Ray's Po-Boys. A long-operating local establishment, Lil' Ray's piles the crustaceans high, seasoned to perfection and dashed with his trademark mayo. For those Gulfport apartment-ites looking for something a little more formal in the dining area, make a reservation at Vrazel's Fine Food for a meal you won't soon forget. From perfectly-cooked steaks and grilled seafood favorites, to unique appetizers such as baked oysters, Vrazel's offers something for just about everyone.
Of course, if a little post-dinner excitement is the name of the game, you can always try your luck at one of the area casinos that line Gulfport. Be sure and stop off at Rooney's Irish Pub on your way home to your apartment for some traditional red beer, where the regulars welcome one and all like family. For food, fun and stunning natural beauty, Gulfport apartments seemingly have it all.
Gulfport, MS has a rich and diversified history, filled with boardwalks, inviting sandy white beaches and coastline casinos, the atmosphere has an overwhelming sense of fun and relaxation to it. Living in one of the lovely apartments in Gulfport, keeps you close to the action.
With a population of 71,750 - according to the 2014 census, Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi, right behind its capital - Jackson. Home to the U.S. Navy, this place was founded in July 1898 by Thomas Hardy a lobbyist, railroad and ship entrepreneur. It 1902 Gulfport, MS completed a harbor, resulting in a seaport that allowed shipping channels to bring in millions of dollars, which to this day helps the economy of Mississippi.
Gulfport has a subtropical climate, which means it is mostly hot and humid. An accumulation of snow is extremely rare, this area is more prone to tropical storms, because it is on the gulf. The temperatures for spring in this area averages between the high of 83 °F and low of 50°F. Summer temperatures can range from 90 °F to the low of 72°F. The temperature of fall could be in the high of 87 °F to the low of 59 °F. Wintertime is usually warm, with an occasional short cold spell, the averages are between the high of 71 °F and low of 41 °F.
The Pulitzer Prize Sun Herald is the major newspaper for this coastal area, its distribution is in print and online that boast 1,000,000 monthly views. If you want to listens to the radio, Gulfport has numerous stations including: WXYK 107.1 FM - Top 40, WGCM 102.3 FM - Classic Hits, WGCM 1240 AM - Oldies , and WROA 1390 AM - Nostalgia.
Just a stone’s throw away from Gulfport, you will find Biloxi, which has historical landmarks such as the White House Fountain and tourist love to visiting it. Walter White, who owned luxury hotels that, served people from all over the U.S., built this landmark in 1926. At night, 18 lights, to the delight of visitors, illuminates the fountain. Built in 1937, the Biloxi Fire Museum presents the history of how the fire department was first organized in 1883. Hose carts, old fire engines and a tribute to the fallen firefighters are some of the items on display.
" There is never a dull moment in Gulfport. You can enjoy activities in the day as well as the nightlife. It offers, 24/7 gaming, golf, fine dining, fishing, art galleries, museums, stunning beaches, as well as warm weather, so you have the opportunity to be out and about year round."
The 20th Annual Cruisin' The Coast is a car enthusiast dream. Thousands of cars such as antiques, hot rods and muscle cars are showcased on the coast in October. Drag racing, sock hops and special entertainers are featured throughout the day. In April, the 25th Annual Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival brings about 55,000 people together for some family fun, which includes cook-offs, carnival rides, yummy food, as well as arts and craft booths.
Ocean Springs is located 23 miles east of Gulfport and is considered a wonderful destination by tourists who come down to the coast. They love visiting places such as the Lovelace Drugstore, a quaint building with an old-fashioned soda fountain and decorated with a 50s style décor. Walking down the lofty oak tree lined streets, they have options including visiting charming antique and jewelry shops, as well as stepping into a variety of restaurants for some down home seafood.
You have a variety of options for experiencing all the sights and sounds of Gulfport. Of course, you can drive a car, but you might want to take advantage of the Coast Transit Authority’s (CTA) Bus & Bike transportation. Many of the buses, the trolley Beachcombers and Casino Hoppers have front-mounted bike racks. This makes it convenient for those who are trying to go green or get exercise on the multiple bike paths available in Gulfport. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is the primary airport, the United States Air Force originally used it, but now it is shared with civilians booking flights to destinations worldwide.
To get to the casinos and hotels by car you can take US-49, which intersects with I-10. You can also follow Highway 90, because it takes you straight through Gulfport, it makes it easy to visit the historical sites lined up on each side of the road. Highway 90 is known to become congested during peak times, such as spring break and outdoor festivals.
Gulfport is a thriving town, bursting with excitement. People love flocking to it because of the climate weather, as well as the casinos, grand hotels, fishing, golfing, historical communities and delicious food. The people here demonstrate southern hospitality and because of Hurricane Katrina, their spirit of survival is prominent. This has resulted in multiple developments and renovations taking place. You will find out it is a perfect spot to reside, when you check into one of our Gulfport apartments.
Gulfport has been called a great place to retire, in the 2015 edition of Where to Retire magazine. With its low cost of living and crime rate, along with excellent medical care, no taxes on retirement income and sunny days, it is no surprise it would be considered appealing. Young or old this area has some wonderful neighborhoods including the Oakridge Circle area. With houses build in the 1940 as well as the 1990s, it has an old and new feel to it. There are plenty of places to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking and playing sports. Mississippi City is a coastal town, with a spectacular view of the beach. The neighborhood has new homes and historical attractions. A great way to get around is by walking or riding along the bike trails. If you need to find a perfect spot for you or your family in one of our Gulfport apartments, you just cannot beat this coastal town with all its amenities!