Shades of the 1960s – that was my first impression of Gulfport. The “Keep Gulfport Weird” signs in shops and on lawns only contributed to my notion this was truly a place time forgot.
What I have since come to learn is that Gulfport is a wonderful community blessed with an interesting collection of people and a variety of things to do.
Located on Boca Ciega Bay with a nice beach and long fishing pier, the Waterfront District attracts young and old alike. Gulfport offers a host of dining experiences and was one of six finalists in the 2011 Rand McNally “Best of the Road” out of 600 competing towns for “Best for Food”.
Gulfport boasts beautiful parks, a smattering of art galleries, an active senior center and town library, the Catherine A. Hickman Theater and the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve. On the first Friday and third Saturday of every month at 6:00 pm, Beach Blvd comes alive with artists, vendors, musicians, and great food during Gulfport Art Walks. And, every Tuesday is Gulfport’s Tuesday Fresh Market.
According to the most current information obtained from Zillow – the median home value in Gulfport is $136,800. Home values have gone up 12.0% over the past year and are predicted to rise 4.4% within the next year. All in all this sleepy beach town of 12,100 residents is a fun and affordable place to live.
Please be sure to check the Mesimer Team’s listings for Gulfport properties for sale.