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Finding Apartments for Rent in Purvis, MS

The town of Purvis, MS, is a great place to live and work despite its deceptively small size. At just under four square miles, the city's population rests at slightly over 2,100 people. As such, if you're the type of person who enjoys living in a small, friendly, and quiet community, then this could be the place for you. The town is perhaps best known for being a large contribution to various branches of the military over the years; as such, there are plenty of interesting memorials around the city commemorating residents who have served the country.

The key to finding apartment rentals in the Purvis area is to know where to look and to begin looking sooner rather than later.

Top Neighborhoods in Purvis, MS

Because of the city's small size, there are not too many diverse neighborhoods. For the most part, there are just two established neighborhoods within the small town: Oak Grove and City Center. Oak Grove is a smaller neighborhood, comprising just over one square mile, on the northern end of the city's borders. This neighborhood, because of its distant location from what would be considered "downtown" Purvis, is known for being very quaint. Unfortunately, it can be a bit more difficult to find rentals in this part of town than in the other well-known neighborhood.

City Center, as the name implies, is closer to the busier downtown area of Purvis. This is a great place to live for those who enjoy being close to the action of the city's most densely populated and exciting area. Furthermore, since many people who live in the area of City Center are renters, there tend to be more apartment complexes available to choose from in this area.

Cultural Attractions in Purvis, MS

In 1908, the city of Purvis was the was the touchdown site of a massive tornado. Today, a plaque and memorial stands in memory of those residents who were affected by the tornado of 1908. The plaque is considered to be one of the city's most prominent historical attractions. Located near the Purvis Public Library, the plaque describes, in detail, the events of that fateful 1908 day. Visitors and residents alike should consider checking out this memorial site as a way of learning more about the tornado, which played a vital role in the city's history.

Another place that would be considered a major cultural attraction may come as a surprise to non-residents of Purvis. LT's Fish House, a locally owned and operated seafood restaurant located just off of State Route 539, is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors of the town alike. Here, you can find some great homemade seafood dishes and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. For those who do not like seafood, LT's Fish House also serves up traditional cuisine such as sandwiches and burgers.

Entertainment in Purvis, MS

At various times of the year, there are all kinds of exciting events going on in the area of Purvis, MS. In nearby Hattiesburg, MS, you can catch the Southern Mississippi football team play during certain months of the year. This team is known for having a pretty decent record and always putting on an exciting show for its fans. Those who live in Purvis and who like football should make the short drive out to Hattiesburg at least once a season to catch a game.

Also, in nearby Poplarville, there is an annual festival that has grown quite popular over the years, known as the Poplarville Chamber's Trash to Treasure festival. Here, locals can explore a wide variety of tents and small shops set up to sell all kinds of arts and crafts. There is truly something for everybody here, making it a great place to visit for those who want something unique and local.

Weather in Purvis, MS

Purvis is located in the southern United States, so it is generally warm there throughout the year. Specifically, Purvis enjoys a humid subtropical climate, which can be nice during the months of September through March, but can get to be quite warm during the other months of the year. Snowfall in this town is extremely rare, making this a great option for those who like warmer climates and who are not fans of cold weather. Usually, temperatures do not drop much below 40 degrees, even on the coldest days of the year.

Because of Purvis' relatively warm climate, there are some beautiful parks that are popular in the city throughout the year. For example, Bennetts Memorial Park is a must-see natural attraction for those who enjoy getting out into the great outdoors, going for a walk on some beautiful trails, and just enjoying nature in general. Located right off of Gilmore street, this park is easy to get to from anywhere in town, whether it be by foot, bike, or even car. Throughout the year, there are also all kinds of different events held in the park and in other areas nearby.

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As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Purvis, MS is $805 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Purvis has increased by 1.3% in the past year.

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