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
according to www.cheatsheet.com
“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, www.realtor.com, 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
according to www.bestplaces.net
With generous tax benefits and warm temperate weather, retirees find Harrison County a great place for their vibrant next chapter.
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
Retirees living in Mississippi do not have to pay any state income tax on qualified retirement income including IRAs, 401s/403s, Keoghs, and qualified pensions, and there is no tax on Social Security regardless of total income.
Seniors BlueBook (Housing and Resources for Aging Well)