What to Know When Moving to Gulfport

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Living on the Coast comes with a lot to do and see. Gulfport is a coastal city that’s the second biggest city in the state, and it’s also a little over an hour from New Orleans and Mobile. The Coast has something for everyone. If you’re retired or stationed at Keesler AFB or NCBC, the Coast is right for you.

  • Recreation
    • Jones Park
      • This 60-acre park is by the Mississippi State Port and features a splash pad, lighthouse, playground, walking track, and two amphitheater pavilions for events.
      • The park is also known for its seasonal holiday lights.
    • Gulfport Sportsplex
      • This 250-acre sporting facility hosts the most significant tournaments and consists of 15 baseball/softball fields, some using artificial and natural turf.
      • This facility also features six full sized soccer fields.
    • Gulfport Beach
      • This artificial beach is a staple of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and plays a role in a couple of annual events on the Gulf Coast.
    • Lynn Meadows
      • Mississippi’s first children’s museum offers a variety of exhibits for families to enjoy
  • Entertainment
    • Mississippi Aquarium
      • Recently built in 2020, this aquarium is home to 50 species of native plants and over 200 species of animals.
    • Island View Casino
      • Right by the beach, this casino offers the largest casino floor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and restaurants such as Beignet Café, Prime Cut Restaurant, and Carter Green Steakhouse.
  • Shopping
    • Gulfport Premium Outlets
      • The one-stop shop on the Coast for brands such as Nike, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Under Armour, Kate Spade New York, and more.
  • Events
    • Cruisin’ The Coast
      • The biggest annual event in Mississippi that brings in all kinds of classic vehicles from across the country.
      • This festival includes car auctions, a parade, Salute To Our Veterans, and other events.
    • Mardi Gras
      • During this holiday you let the good times roll. There are multiple parades where you ride floats and toss beads.

Now that you know what Gulfport has to offer, take that next of moving by renting a storage unit at any of our Gulfport Tellus Self Storage locations