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Posted: 5/4/2021 12:03:06 PM EST
A relative is considering a move to the Hattiesburg area.  They are "relatively" high income earners and are looking for info on what part of town to look at and other general information on the Hattiesburg area.

Link Posted: 5/4/2021 7:40:16 PM EST
[#1]
I love that area.  Especially out towards Columbia.  If I can persuade the wife to leave the coast when we retire, it will be either Columbia or Wiggins.
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 7:06:35 PM EST
[#2]
Kids involved?
Link Posted: 5/5/2021 8:02:04 PM EST
[#3]
Seminary is where I would live if I had to live near Hattiesburg. Close enough to make trips back and forth but away from the hustle and bustle and the riff raff.
Link Posted: 5/6/2021 6:34:50 AM EST
[#4]
Soon to be newlyweds - no kids for the next 5 years I'd guess.
Link Posted: 5/7/2021 3:49:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By davis9588:
I love that area.  Especially out towards Columbia.  If I can persuade the wife to leave the coast when we retire, it will be either Columbia or Wiggins.
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Wiggins is definitely nice. Small and full of rednecks, but far enough away from the coasties

My brother just sold his house in orange grove to build a homestead in stone county
Link Posted: 5/7/2021 5:19:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SWMP15AOP:
Soon to be newlyweds - no kids for the next 5 years I'd guess.
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I would stay out of the city, parts can be a little vibrant. I have a friend that lives in Orange Grove and likes it.  Look in Lamar County.
Link Posted: 5/9/2021 9:02:20 AM EST
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Their interest seems to be west of town in Cane Break and surrounding areas.  I saw some spots further out in Lamar County, but there are not a lot of homes for sale (that's a problem everywhere).  Is there a go-to realtor in the area?  I assume there is a MLS service in the area - how do I access that?
Link Posted: 5/10/2021 5:02:44 PM EST
[#8]
Canebrake, Timberton, Oak Grove areas...  Plenty of other pockets
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 11:55:17 AM EST
[#9]
Move is now definite.  Things have been quiet here, any more info out there?
Link Posted: 6/19/2021 10:29:29 PM EST
[#10]
PM me and I can tell you just about anything you wanna know about the area.
Link Posted: 7/11/2021 5:00:46 PM EST
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Boy, Hometown MS is quiet.  So, my son will be moving to the Hattiesburg area.  He has little experience hunting and fishing but will probably pick it up in MS.  He (and I) would love a hog hunt and the whole gang would love some good fishing.  What does the area have to offer?
Link Posted: 7/15/2021 12:38:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SWMP15AOP:
Boy, Hometown MS is quiet.  So, my son will be moving to the Hattiesburg area.  He has little experience hunting and fishing but will probably pick it up in MS.  He (and I) would love a hog hunt and the whole gang would love some good fishing.  What does the area have to offer?
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Decent food. Try Robert St. John's collection of restaurants in Hattiesburg. The zoo in Hattiesburg is small but well kept. Do a tour of Southern Prohibition if you are into beer making. The museum at Camp Shelby is fantastic but remember no guns on base.
Link Posted: 7/16/2021 5:57:25 PM EST
[#13]
Thanks for the info!  Camp Shelby looks pretty interesting.
Link Posted: 7/31/2021 1:46:46 PM EST
[#14]
Shop in any of the subdivisions off of hwy 98 west. We live in 1 off of King Road, quiet with great neighbors. Real estate in Hattiesburg is booming right now, so don’t be sticker-shocked when looking!
Link Posted: 8/1/2021 7:52:37 AM EST
[#15]
Thanks for the information.  I'll probably make a trip with him to scout the area.  He's getting married in a week, so there's a lot going on right now.
Link Posted: 8/14/2021 10:39:23 PM EST
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I would look into Sumeral or Purvis. Not that much for sale in Columbia. My brother just got done looking.
Link Posted: 8/15/2021 9:42:25 AM EST
[#17]
Thanks for the info.  He's working with a realtor and we'll make a trip before long.
Link Posted: 9/23/2021 10:38:48 AM EST
[#18]
Hattiesburg has gone WAY downhill over the last twenty odd years. I watched it grow all my life, then turn slowly into a little Jackson in a lot of areas, and the cancer is spreading.

I love my hometown, but there's no way I'd live in the city limits now.

Macedonia, Sunrise, Richton, Dixie and some of the smaller communities out west are much better options.
Link Posted: 9/23/2021 10:42:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SWMP15AOP:
Thanks for the info!  Camp Shelby looks pretty interesting.
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The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum has a fantastic collection, and nearly every artifact has a connection to a citizen of Mississippi.

I used to volunteer there back when I worked there, when it was Mobilization Center Shelby, and later, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

I worked in Bldg 3100, with Special Staff, and was the Public Affairs NCOIC for my last few years there. Best job and best place to work I ever had.
Link Posted: 9/23/2021 10:45:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SWMP15AOP:
Boy, Hometown MS is quiet.  So, my son will be moving to the Hattiesburg area.  He has little experience hunting and fishing but will probably pick it up in MS.  He (and I) would love a hog hunt and the whole gang would love some good fishing.  What does the area have to offer?
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The DeSoto National Forest is huge, and teeming with game. There's lakes, ponds and rivers galore where you can fish to your hearts content. Unlike here in Texas, you don't have to pay for every breath of air you take, or for the privilege of hunting in the woods.
Link Posted: Yesterday 2:10:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AKengineer:

Decent food. Try Robert St. John's collection of restaurants in Hattiesburg. The zoo in Hattiesburg is small but well kept. Do a tour of Southern Prohibition if you are into beer making. The museum at Camp Shelby is fantastic but remember no guns on base.
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Originally Posted By AKengineer:
Originally Posted By SWMP15AOP:
Boy, Hometown MS is quiet.  So, my son will be moving to the Hattiesburg area.  He has little experience hunting and fishing but will probably pick it up in MS.  He (and I) would love a hog hunt and the whole gang would love some good fishing.  What does the area have to offer?

Decent food. Try Robert St. John's collection of restaurants in Hattiesburg. The zoo in Hattiesburg is small but well kept. Do a tour of Southern Prohibition if you are into beer making. The museum at Camp Shelby is fantastic but remember no guns on base.


Personally owned firearms are allowed on Shelby now.
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