This is the area located WEST of the Gulfport City Limits, SOUTH of Hwy. 53 and NORTH of I-10. This area is very popular with those wanting to be just outside of the city, but don't want a long haul to work. West Harrison County has seen plenty of new home construction communities and residential growth. It has become popular with those that work on the Seabee Base and those that have family ties and friends in Wiggins-Hattiesburg (our slightly North, but oh-so Southern neighbors!) but prefer the coastal atmosphere and broad job opportunities.
Another reason why this area has had positive growth is the fact that the Long Beach area has had dramatic increases in property taxes and insurance after Hurricane Katrina. This change has added $200 - $300 more to someone's monthly payment over deciding to buy North of Interstate 10 in the West Harrison County area... a big deciding factor for many people these days. The photo above is of the Gulf Islands Waterpark located next to the Gulfport Sportsplex (250 acre recreational park).
A single pond in West Harrison County contains the critically endangered Dusky Gopher Frog. The male's call has been compared to the sound of human snoring. Another notable feature of this secretive frog is, when exposed to bright light or threatened, the frog will put its hands in front of its face to shield its eyes. Other defense responses include inflating its body and secretion of a bitter, milky fluid from warty glands located on its back. Maximum longevity of the frog is six to 10 years. Presently, only two known populations exist; with about 100 frogs to be found in Glen’s Pond, Harrison County, Mississippi. The other population is less dense and spread out through the surrounding wetlands, recently found to concentrate around Mike’s Pond, Jackson County, Mississippi.
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Listing courtesy of Busch Realty Group, LLC.
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Listing courtesy of GARDNER REALTORS - GULFPORT.
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