Biloxi , MS

Biloxi is a city of 45,000 residents and is the county seat of Harrison County. The city was once the third-largest in the state, but after Hurricane Katrina, it slipped behind Hattiesburg. Biloxi sits right on the Mississippi Sound and is located about 3 miles from the Keesler Air Force Base. The close proximity to the base makes the city a popular destination for military families and civilians working at the base who want a shorter commute. The economy is based primarily in seafood, gaming, and tourism.

Houses for sale in the area start at $329,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $625 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Best Western Oak Manor and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $116 a night.

Local attractions include the Tullis-Toledano Manor which offers public tours of this historic home built in 1856. The home is an example of Greek Revival architecture and it houses an historic museum and recreational area. Visitors can participate in a Biloxi Shrimping Trip which includes a 70 minute cruise with a fishing net thrown out and a chance to see what is caught in a real shrimping expedition. The cruise highlights one of the mainstays in the Biloxi economy with fresh seafood that is caught and prepared daily at local restaurants.

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