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Dream Town: Ocean Springs, Mississippi

May 18, 2017

Beautiful beaches, charming shops, talented artisans, and a real sense of community are just a few of the reasons why Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is considered a real dream town. Despite the damage done after Hurricane Katrina, the town pulled together and has become better than ever, with even more people wanting to call this slice of coastal heaven home. If you’re considering purchasing one of the homes in Ocean Springs MS, here are a few of the reasons you should contact Elliott Homes today.

This hamlet on on the Gulf Coast was first settled by French explorers back in 1699. Since then, it has become a hotspot for those exploring their creative sides through art and food. Packed with galleries and great restaurants, Ocean Springs also has plenty of natural beauty to inspire anyone.

When it comes to the natural beauty, it’s hard to beat Ocean Springs. The Gulf Islands National Seashore is the largest seashore in the country and it almost completely surrounds the town. In addition, there is the Davis Bayou Area that attracts bird watchers and other nature enthusiasts. Plus, there are the various beaches, including Front Beach, which is an easy 20-minute walk from the heart of downtown. Here, you’ll find a great pier for fishing, a playground for the kids, and truly stunning views.

Ocean Springs has a population of 17,500, creating a comfortable, yet vibrant environment. The arts truly do take pride of place in this community, with more than 150 galleries and independent shops calling the town home. Along the oak-lined Washington Avenue, you’ll find an array of independent shops, such as The Pink Rooster, which carries jewelry made by local artists. Hillyer House is a gallery devoted to highlighting the work of more than 50 local artists. One of the most beloved local artists is Walter Anderson and his family, who are known for their Shearwater Pottery. The family has a shop called Realizations, and there’s also the beautiful Walter Anderson Museum of Art.

It should come as no surprise that Ocean Springs is home to a variety of festivals throughout the year, celebrating art, music, food, and more. You’ll find plenty of live music, particularly on Government Street, throughout the year, and you can combine great food and great music at places such as Leo’s Wood Fired Pizza and The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint. For some great innovative local seafood dishes, book your table at Vestige Restaurant.

If this coastal gem is sounding more and more like a place to settle down, you’ll be glad to know that while homes in Ocean Springs MS are in demand, they are still affordable. As well as all of the elements that make Ocean Springs a popular destination, families looking to settle will appreciate the low crime rate and plenty of really great schools. Contact Elliott Homes today to learn about their Palmetto Pointe community in Ocean Springs.

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