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Bay Saint Louis Real Estate

Located in Hancock County, Mississippi and a part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan statistical area, Bay Saint Louis real estate is a combination of old and new. There are many newly constructed homes within the city and there are several that have undergone restoration. This includes the downtown area and homes along Beach Boulevard which received major damage when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005. There are a variety including single-family homes, townhouses, multi-family homes and residences with acreage. Bay Saint Louis homes for sale vary according to what part of the city in which they are located. Some are elevated in compliance with new regulations brought about by the hurricane.

Situated on the Bay of Saint Louis, the city is accessible to Pass Christian, Long Beach and Gulfport by the Bay Saint Louis Bridge on Highway 90. The town is the highest point on the entire gulf coastline. The population as of the 2000 census was 8,209. Downtown Bay Saint Louis has shopping areas, eateries and an 1896 shotgun Victorian cottage is the Historical Society headquarters. Many photos of the local area as well as artifacts are on display. There is also a variety of lodging including bed and breakfasts.

Residents of Bay Saint Louis real estate are served by the Bay Saint Louis-Waveland School District. The “Bay” as it is often called is the home of St. Stanislaus College, a preparatory, residency and day school for grades 7 through 12. There is also Our Lady Academy, a girl’s day school for grades 7 through 12. It is also the home of the Hollywood Casino, featuring a hotel and golf course. The premier destination for golfers on the coast, The Bridges is an 18-hole golf course.

Residents and visitors will have no problem finding recreational opportunities including NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Alice Moseley’s Museum, Cookie’s Bayou Tour and the Purple Snapper Gallery. In addition to Ulman Avenue Pier provides fishing from a 1200 foot pier that is open to the public. With fishing, boating, swimming and a number of water sports available to residents, choosing Bay Saint Louis homes for sale will also provide a number of annual events and attractions.


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