Sunday, July 19, 2015

Long Beach MS Real Estate

Why Invest In Property  In The Long Beach, Mississippi area?

History Of Long Beach, MS

Long Beach, Mississippi is the typical small Mississippi Community with the exception that it is blessed being proudly located on the Mississippi Gulf Coastline.  Long Beach has an extremely rich history as do every one of the other MS Gulf Coastal communities.  Long Beach has added allure because it is also a residential college town.

Both Long Beach and Pass Christian, MS mutually share Cat Island as a barrier island along with this islands shared cultural significance.   Cat Island was stumbled on by Pierre LeMoyne D’Iberville in March of 1699 and called this barrier island Isle aux Chats.

In 1719, a Christian Ladner landed on the Mississippi Gulf Coastline aboard the “Le Marie’ at the age of 20 and he married a Marie Brunet (Brunel).  This couple had a son, Nicholas Christian Ladner who was born in 1727 who wedded Marianne and this couple produced eleven children.  N. Christian Ladner established Cat Island in 1745.  These people were the name sake of both channels off the coastline of Long Beach called Pass Christian and Pass Marrianne.   The City of Pass Christian was named after N. Christian Ladner.

Following the death of her husband, N. Christian Ladner in 1759, Widow, Marrianne Ladner relocated to what is now East Long Beach in 1788 and called Bear Point and built a house with chimneys at each end of the home which was the custom in those days.  Over time, and because of the ravages of hurricanes, only the chimneys remained of the home and the chimneys were used as location indicators by local fisherman.  This small settlement began using the name of Old Chimneys.

A favorite Long Beach restaurant called Chimney’s Restaurant was located close to the former Ladner estate.  That establishment became Chappey’s Restaurant which closed following the arrival of Hurricane Katrina.   There are now restaurants in near by Long Beach Mississippi with these two names.

Long Beach has a vibrant background that is amplified by many stories about pirates.  A famous British pirate called Captain Cleytus Pitcher prowled the Mississippi Gulf Coast and his his captured booty at today what is known as Pitcher’s Point.   Pitcher’s Point is close to the traditional western boundary of Long Beach near the Pass Christian city limit.

Pitcher’s Point is considered to be cursed to this day due to a drunken brawl. Captain Pitcher experienced a heated exchange along with his men and his fellow pirates burnt down a tree house where Captain Pitcher lived with Captain Pitcher still in the house.

The Community changed its name to Rosalie by a family group named McCaughan.

In the 1870’s, a George Scott gifted a parcel of land to be used as a railroad station that connected to Long Beach, MS and Mobile, AL to the East and then as far West as New Orleans and then onto Houston.

Two brothers with the last name of Thomas developed fruit tree orchards in the 1880’s.  These brothers cleared many acres of open land for the growth of both fruit and veggies. The brothers changed the name of the community from Scott’s Station to Long Beach.

From around 1908 until 1923, Long Beach was a respected truck farming center and was recognized as the ‘Radish Capital of the World’.  Railroad cars loaded with radishes called ‘Long Beach Reds’ were carried to industrial areas in the northern United States for the employees to partake with their afternoon beer or ale.

Present Day Long Beach, Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi is a lovely beach town situated in Harrison County and was incorporated in 1905 with 800 citizens.  Long Beach is located three miles west of Gulfport and 60 miles east of New Orleans.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Long Beach was approximated to be 15,176 in 2013.

In 2013, CNN listed Long Beach as one of the ‘Can’t Miss’ beaches in the U.S. because of it’s impressive beauty.   You will find wonderful homes and real property in every price range offered in Long Beach.

The Long Beach public school system has a very established tradition of superiority.  The Long Beach general public school system has a student-to-teacher ratio of only 14-1 which is amongst the lowest in the whole State of Mississippi.  Long Beach Senior High School offers thorough academics including college preparatory classes, advanced placement classes, and award winning vocational classes.  More information In 2007, Long Beach High School was named a Nation wide Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and one of only 273 private and general public schools in the United States to get this honor.

Long Beach is a particularly affluent community in terms of income and real estate prices.  For instance, the median household income in Long Beach is $54,832, and the median rent price is $976.  That is 66 percent greater than the rest of Mississippi which signifies a high desirability to live in this area. Video Channel for Long Beach The rate of crime in Long Beach is amongst the lowest in Mississippi.

Based on a survey conducted by, Long Beach, MS is the #1 of 10 rated metropolitan areas in Mississippi to reside in. 

Long Beach also maintains a beautifully maintained Harbor and Yacht Club facility that is ideal for smaller water craft.

A well established local landmark is the ‘Friendship Oak’ which is located close to ‘Beach Boulevard’ on the Long Beach University of Southern MS Campus.   YT Vid about Long Beach This magnificent oak tree is estimated to be over 500 years old and has branches that reach outword to over 100 ft. which shelter an elevated platform known as a ‘Shoe Fly’ which surrounds its ancient trunk.

Although Long Beach population is quite small by big city standards, access to fine dining, the arts & crafts scene, attractions & activities, close access to numerous large gaming casinos, regular special events, outdoor recreation, scenic byways, and shopping are the reasons why Long Beach is the envy of a great number of cities in the United States which have a much larger population.

Whether you've planned to relocate with your loved ones or are looking for a calm coastal get-a-way, let me help you with your home ownership investment in Long Beach, MS and guide you through the time consuming procedures of looking for your special property.

Long Beach MS Real Estate

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