Finding Apartments for Rent in Ocean Springs, MS
Ocean Springs is arguably one of the most popular choices for new residents to Gulfport or Biloxi. The neighborhood has seen extensive renovations since Hurricane Katrina hit, and everything appears to be hitting its stride. If you rent an apartment in downtown Ocean Springs, you'll be near an eclectic mix of local shops and art galleries that really add character to the neighborhood.
Ocean Springs bills itself as the City of Discovery and its true that there's a lot to see here. If the downtown area is out of your price range, it may be better to get an apartment on the outskirts of Ocean Springs, near the Long Beach community or Biloxi.
While Ocean Springs is definitely its own city, it is considered to be part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area. With two major cities just minutes away on either side of Ocean Springs, there is no shortage of great places to find an apartment.
Top Neighborhoods in Ocean Springs, MS
Anyone thinking of relocating to the Gulfport-Biloxi area will tell you that Ocean Springs itself is on of the top neighborhoods in the entire region. Proud oak trees line the path downtown as you pass locally owned restaurants and shops.
If you are bringing a family with you, the Ocean Springs School District is ranked as an "A" school district by the state of Mississippi, which is the highest ranking available.
If the laid back feel of Ocean Springs isn't your cup of tea, you could consider moving just a couple of miles east into downtown Biloxi. This area features more commercial development and there's plenty of exciting nightlife.
Nightlife in Ocean Springs, MS
Speaking of which, the main stretch in Ocean Springs is popular for its wide selection of local bars and pubs. When looking for an apartment, try to settle in close to Government Street if having a vibrant nightlife nearby is important to you.
Those looking for a little more entertainment can take the less than 10 minute drive to Biloxi or the 20 minute drive to Gulfport. Biloxi is popular for its multiple casinos, most of which are open 24 hours. All of the most popular casinos in Biloxi are located on Beach Blvd.
Weather in Ocean Springs, MS
Weather for Ocean Springs is typical for a Gulf Coast city. It can get very humid in the summer, so be sure to grab an apartment with central air if you want to stay cool. It typically starts warming up into the 70s by the middle of March, hits well over 90 degrees for most of the summer, and only dips under 70 in December through February.
Located near the water, Ocean Springs is prone to thunderstorms, some of which can be pretty severe. Most locals will tell you investing in some sort of renter's insurance to protect your property in the event of a flood or water damage is a good idea.
Sports in Ocean Springs, MS
The nearby city of Biloxi is not home to any major professional sports teams. That said, most of this area is crazy for college football. The University of Mississippi is five hours away and Mississippi State University is four hours away. Similar to what is seen in other parts of the country, the locals here essentially adopt the region's school as their favorite sports team, for lack of a closer alternative. It's not unusual for area residents to make a day trip to one of the local universities to catch a game.
Because of this culture around college football, you'll find that the region is also quite fond of its local high school teams. Friday nights in Ocean Springs are always an event in the fall when the local football team, the Greyhounds, take the field.
Because Ocean Springs is one of a number of different neighborhoods throughout the Biloxi and Gulfport metro area, you'll find that there are a lot of fun rivalries between Ocean Springs and other schools, such as Long Beach. As far as professional sports go, the city of New Orleans is also within reasonable driving distance and some Ocean Springs residents may make the trip for a Saints football game.View Apartments in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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