Ocean Springs, Mississippi 

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HOME BUYER BE WARE - 7/8/2021
Any one buying a house in ocean springs should hire a licensed home inspector to make sure the house meets the current code. In parktown where I live they are making us replace the roof underlayment the next time we have the house reshingled. Thats going to cost an added 3400 dollars or more. I would hire a licensed building inspector before buying any house in ocean springs to assure it meets the present code. Even a new house because you will be sure the contractor builds it according to the latest Read More

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Homeowners Insurance Sucks - 9/30/2015
Run for the hills, Home owners insurance continues to rise and then you can't sell your house. The school superintendent retires with a fat retirement package and left tax payers with a New high school they can't pay for. This is a good place to raise kids but unless your making a great pay check be prepared for the Huge cost in living because of homeowners insurance (wind pool, flood, etc...), high taxes and traveling to go somewhere with something to Read More

Ocean Springs - 7/27/2015
Ocean Springs, like any where else in the United States is not perfect. It has the charm of a small town yet is close to New Orleans and Mobile if one is interested in serious theatre or opera. Although I am not a gambler, the casinos on the gulf coast draw national entertainment at affordable prices. Insurance can run high, but taxes are reasonable and many areas of the country like the northeast have very high taxes. It is difficult to find a house in downtown Ocean Springs but a person can still enjoy the life of downtown with cute coffee shops, funky breakfast places, etc. And the beaches are yours to enjoy. One of the charms of the Gulf Coast is the 26 miles of beach, open, free for everyone to enjoy. Very few large beach front properties to obstruct your view or your enjoyment. Ocean Springs is a small city that cares, and this caring aspect of the town is one of the reasons I think the quality of life is high. Neighbors help neighbors and strangers. The town has an Read More

Cost of home insurance, bars, etc. in OCEAN SP - 2/25/2015

No one has mentioned the cost of home insurance here. State Farm
for the most part is not writing new home insurance policies south of
highway I 10. A person relocating here would do well to find out when
buying a home anywhere south of 1 10 that they can get wind and fire
insurance plus they will have to pay a separate fee for flood insurance.
I would recommend buying north of I 10 and forget anything hear the
down town of ocean springs because of all the bars. The mayor likes to
drink so guess what more bars.
If you are a trades person like a welder, pipe fitter, machinist,
electrician, etc. you can find work at Ingalls Shipyard, Halter Marine,
Signal, etc. Working at one of these shipyards is a good way to learn
a trade that you will have and or move onto refinery/construction work.

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OCEAN SPRINGS and MS GULF COAST - 12/11/2011
To anyone thinking about moving here. The traffic on highway 90
from BILOXI,OCEAN SPRINGS, and to PASCAGOULA is bad. There are
13 traffic lights in 20 miles from OCEAN SPRINGS to PASCAGOULA.
You either have to travel on highway 90 or travel north to the
interstate 10 to go east/west and then back down again.
They are building a brand new high school which I am told will
be 50 million dollars [ that maybe high ] but just think about the
property taxes. The high school is located way away from the center
of town so the transportation costs are going to go up.
The mayor seems to like locating bars in the middle of the city
where all the shops are located. Eventually the tourists and snow
birds that are family oriented will pass over Ocean Springs as a
place to visit and spend their money.



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23 years too many - 11/22/2010
I lived in Ocean Springs for over 20 years. We raised a family and now that they've grown, we quickly moved as far away from that place as we could. The CONs are too many to list them all. The people are snobs and rude to each other and everyone. There is NO Southern Hospitality to speak of on the Gulf Coast especially in OS. The season is extremely Hot & Humid and last almost year round. And unless you Drink excessively, Fish, Boating, Gamble next door at Biloxi or wait for one of the every other month, street fairs that closedown the town from Porter to Washington then there is NOTHING to do in OS or on the Coast of Mississippi. The coast only has one minor league Hockey Team for sports, some pretty good concerts but for a very unenthusiastic & unappreciative crowd most of the time. But the worst part of Ocean Springs is that it’s divided into two different cities. There’s the Artist crowd who gets all the attention from City Hall and that mafia style group called the OS Read More

Not Great - 6/24/2008
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Climate and cost of living - 11/26/2007
I have lived here since 1991 and the climate is very hot and humid for 6
months from may and on into november.I work for us navy civil service and we
ran out of work in wisconsin in 1991.This was the only choice i had to move
to vs early retirement[ which i couldnt afford].The people who grew up here
may think this climate is normal but i like the 4 seasons that you get up
north[and i dont mind snow].I can stand high temps like in the 90s but with
low humidity.I have seen comments about humidity in the midwest but that is
not much compared to here[solid humidity for 6 months of the year].You also
may have to run your a/c unit some in the winter.
The friendliness is overated you will find friendly folks almost any where.
The people here have their circle of friends, relatives from here, and people
they grew up with.I visit my daughter who still lives in wisconsin in the
appleton area and i find the people there Read More

ocean springs ms climate and cost of living - 11/26/2007
The climate here is very hot and humid.The summers last from may on into
november which for me is too long.If you were brought up here maybe you would
think this is normal but i lived in new england and wisconsin before i came
here on a job move in 1991[only choice vs early retirement which i couldnt
afford- US NAVY civil service].

The friendliness of the people is over rated.Yes the people will say hello but there are families related and people who grew up in this area
that make up their social circle.
The cost of housing has shot up dramatically since hurricane katrina.Sperlings says median house is 219,000 dollars and maybe thats a little high but it is very high. The home insurance has sky rocketed especially if you live near the water or in an area that was flooded by katrina.Some people are paying 5000,6000 dollars a year and more.There was
50,000 homes destroyed by katrina and there are still quite a few living Read More

Crime is increasing - 7/7/2007
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