Finding Apartments for Rent in Hattiesburg, MS
Hattiesburg is called the Hub City and for good reason. It has the feel of a small college town but lies within easy access of everything a big city can offer. Two major interstates and State Hwy. 49 converge here making both work and fun within a short drive’s reach. If living in the midst of southern charm is what you are looking for, consider Hattiesburg’s Historic Neighborhood. This area’s streets are lined with flowering crape myrtles and graceful oaks. The Oak Grove area on the west side of Hattiesburg has the top rated school system in the area along with the best of shopping and dining.
Sports in Hattiesburg, MS
Hub City Dragway is home to IHRA Southern Drag Racing/Outlaw Drag Racing. With both 1/4 mile and 1/8th mile drag racing, the Dragway offers affordable entertainment for the entire family. Hub City Dragway is considered one of the premiere drag strips among the Gulf Coast states.
The University of Southern Mississippi offers men’s and women’s athletics in a number of sports. Bret Favre is one of USM’s most famous alumni and makes his home not far away. Interstate 59 makes it less than a two hour drive to a world of professional sports in New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints of the NFL, the Pelicans of the NBA, the triple-A baseball Zephyrs, the Arena Football Vodoo, and the Jesters of the United Soccer League's Premier Development League all make for a great day trip to the Big Easy. If Hockey is your preference, the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League compete an hour and half away in Biloxi, MS.
Dining in Hattiesburg, MS
Two of the top offerings for fine dining in the area include the Purple Parrot Cafe and Brownstone's. The Purple Parrot is the perfect place of a romantic evening. Both the menu and wine list have won numerous awards and recognitions. Menu choices include everything from lobster to red fish to lamb to steaks. Just next door is its sister eatery, Crescent City which also has excellent food but for those on a smaller budget. Located downtown, Brownstone's is a cozy place that offers some the best seafood outside of New Orleans. This is a place where you can try something a little different. Menu selections include crab claws, fried alligator, tuna, cajun pasta, steaks, and gumbo. The setting is small, without a cramped feeling, plus the open kitchen adds to the relaxed atmosphere. One unique feature is that this restaurant allows half-size portions, at nearly half-price. Less expensive but other great places to try in the area include The Keg and Barrel, LongHorn Steakhouse, Petra Cafe and Hookah, Movie Star Restaurant & Catering, The Depot Coffee House & Bistro, Edo Sushi Asian Cuisine, Glory Bound Gyro Company, Georgia Blue, Half Shell Oyster House, and Mrs Butta Bean. Remember that this is a college town so there is no shortage of buffets, bars, and all night eateries.
Shopping in Hattiesburg, MS
Turtle Creek Mall, the leading shopping center in the southern Mississippi area is home to over 80 favorite stores including American Eagle Outfitters, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker, Gap, Hibbett Sports, New York & Company, and Victoria's Secret. The anchor stores are Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears and Stein Mart. A multi-million dollar renovation, completed in November of 2012 makes Turtle Creek one of the best places to shop with 100 miles. The downtown area offers a world of great craft and vaiety shows including A Gallery & Plums, Calico Mall Antiques, Go Young Fashion, Main Street Books, Sacks Outdoors, Southern Fried Comics, The Lucky Rabbit, Twin Forks Wine and Provisions, and Walnut Square Pharmacy & Old Time Gift.
Cultural Activities in Hattiesburg, MS
The Saenger Theater, located downtown, hosts a variety of performances open to the public which include musical artists, plays, and on occasion Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality competition. The Historic Downtown Association hosts an art walk every three months that supports downtown business owners and local artists. Among the many museums in Hattiesburg, you can visit the African American Military History Museum, the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby, the Hattiesburg Arts Council Gallery at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, the Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University, the University of Southern Mississippi Art Gallery, and the De Grummond Children's Literature Museum.
Located at the heart of downtown is the Hattiesburg Depot. Serving as a catalyst for growth in downtown area and surrounding historic districts, the Train Depot is one of the most unique sites for special events. Built by the Southern Railway Company in 1910, the Depot is an impressive Italian Renaissance style structure with a 14,000 square-foot interior that included a 4,000 square-foot passenger waiting room. The loading platform was nearly three city blocks long and was covered by a 924 foot-long canopy. The City of Hattiesburg purchased the depot in 2000 and initiated a $10 million restoration project. It is not only a focal point of the city by provides space for numerous exhibitions, meetings, and special events.View Apartments in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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