Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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A part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Harrison County is in South Mississippi between Hancock and Jackson counties. It covers 976 square miles, five municipalities and has the largest population of the South Mississippi counties — as of 2013, an estimated 196,500 people. The cities of Harrison...

Getting To & Around

Most people traveling throughout Harrison County and the Gulf Coast choose to drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the coastline and beaches along with a well-­maintained highway system. Harrison County is easily connected to other parts of Mississippi and the rest of the United States via t...

Housing & Real Estate

The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers newcomers an ideal place to call home. ­Harrison County offers residents a relaxed coastal lifestyle, cultural attractions and recreational opportunities, with a generous helping of Southern charm. ...

Employment & Economy

South Mississippi is home to multi­billion-dollar bases — such as Keesler Air Force Base and Naval Construction Battalion Center in Harrison County — that provide thousands of jobs and award millions in contracts to local businesses, according to the Harrison County Development Commi...

Health Care

Whatever your health care needs, a wide spectrum of services is available throughout Harrison County. Two hospitals and two ­medical centers serve county residents offering a range of services that include ­neurology, open-heart surgery, cancer diagnosis and treatment, pediatrics/neonatal ca...

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is stressful enough, especially when kids and pets are involved. So knowing who to call or where to find information can be helpful.


Education & Academics

After moving to a new location, you’ll want to know what options are available for educational pursuits. This chapter outlines ­Harrison County’s public school systems, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and h...


Plenty of entertaining activities —music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — can be discovered in Harrison County. Catch a concert at the Hard Rock or tour the lighthouse in Biloxi. Or head to Gulfport to for Arts Under the Dome. Seabee Day and the Blessing of Fleet are annua...