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Pass Christian Real Estate

When considering Pass Christian real estate, often people are surprised at this city’s small town feel. This community of approximately 6500 residents has a well-established heritage that dates to 1699. Becoming known as a small fishing and commercial harbor and then a chief trading center after being under the French, English and Spanish flags, Pass Christian is enjoyed by many today for the cool breezes from the Gulf of Mexico as well as the proximity, which allows a number of recreational opportunities. Pass Christian real estate includes beachfront condos, many of which were built beginning in 2005.

Homes in the community today are a mixture of new housing in addition to restored homes due to the destruction of many homes during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The beachfront Scenic Drive was the location of historic mansions. These homes were in one of the most prominent historic districts in the country. Many were totally destroyed or heavily damaged. Today, Pass Christian homes for sale include single-family, multi-family, townhouses, condos and condos with some farms with acreage in the outer areas of Pass Christian.

The “Pass” as it is often referred to, has a small downtown sector that is enjoyed by those seeking antiques, specialty items, crafts and restaurants. The Musee Bourdin is where a large collection of photographs and items relating to the heritage of Pass Christian are on display. Residents of Pass Christian are served by the Pass Christian School District. The district is nationally recognized for the high academic achievements of students and Pass Christian High School is a Blue Ribbon school. All schools in the district are regularly ranked high among the public schools within the state.

Prior to the Civil War, Pass Christian was a well-known resort. The first yacht club in the South and the second within the U.S. was built here in 1849. Wealthy residents of New Orleans favored this area as a location for summer homes partly due to the beach. Popular events that are enjoyed in Pass Christian in the present day include the St. Paul Mardi Gras Parade, Jazz in the Pass Festival, the Blessing of the Fleet, St. Patrick’s Walking Parade, Celebrate the Gulf and Christmas in the Pass. With the attractive location and the many interesting recreational opportunities and events held throughout the year, Pass Christian real estate is highly desirable.

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