Affordable Living

The area is friendly and sociable to residents and it’s a great place to visit. Residents are unwavering in their flexibility. Arts and culture flourish in our historically rich county.


Compared to the rest of the country, Harrison County’s cost of living is 9.4% lower than the US average and Gulfport, MS has been voted one of America’s most affordable beach towns by multiple publications.

Median home value: $116,200

Median annual property tax: $952

Median monthly housing cost: $819

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“Gulfport is one of the best kept secrets of all the coastal towns…beautiful, man-made beaches, more than 20 miles of clean, white, soft sand." Kelly Moses,, Surf's Up! America's Most Affordable Beach Towns, 2018 Edition

Gulfport, MS average rent by bedroom size

Studio Apartment: $653 per month > $821 United States average

1 Bedroom: $683 per month > $930 United States average

2 Bedrooms: $790 per month > $1,148 United States average

3 Bedrooms: $1,080 per month > $1,537 United States average

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With generous tax benefits and warm temperate weather, residents ages 65+ find Harrison County, Mississippi a great place for their next adventure.

  • One of the most affordable urban housing markets in the South

  • Generous homestead exemption (for persons over 65) up to $75,000 of market value on property

  • No state income tax on qualified retirement income including IRAs, 401s/403s, Keoghs, and qualified pensions. And, there is no state tax on Social Security regardless of total income.

Seniors BlueBook (Housing and Resources for Aging Well)