Keesler AFB, MS - Nearby Cities

    Ocean Springs, MS
    Ocean Springs has a population of 17,000 people and is located about 2 miles from Biloxi. The city is one of the oldest in the United States with a founding date of 1699 and got its name from the healing springs that were believed to have medicinal properties. The town was one of the hardest hit during Hurricane Katrina but has rebounded since. Located just 9 miles from the Keesler Air Force Base, Ocean Springs has an historic downtown area that attracts visitors and residents alike. Houses for sale in the area start at $189,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $555 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Howard Johnson and the Country Inn and Suites offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $109 a night.Local attractions include the downtown "arts" community and such galleries as the Walter Anderson Museum of Art which displays sculptures, pottery, and paintings by the famous artist. Another nearby attraction is the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium which houses a 42,000-gallon aquarium and many varieties of sea life. There are also local swamp animals featured in the displays which highlight the preservation of endangered species. For a hands-on experience, a touch tank is provided.

    Biloxi, MS
    Biloxi is a city of 45,000 residents and is the county seat of Harrison County. The city was once the third-largest in the state, but after Hurricane Katrina, it slipped behind Hattiesburg. Biloxi sits right on the Mississippi Sound and is located about 3 miles from the Keesler Air Force Base. The close proximity to the base makes the city a popular destination for military families and civilians working at the base who want a shorter commute. The economy is based primarily in seafood, gaming, and tourism. Houses for sale in the area start at $329,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $625 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Best Western Oak Manor and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $116 a night.Local attractions include the Tullis-Toledano Manor which offers public tours of this historic home built in 1856. The home is an example of Greek Revival architecture and it houses an historic museum and recreational area. Visitors can participate in a Biloxi Shrimping Trip which includes a 70 minute cruise with a fishing net thrown out and a chance to see what is caught in a real shrimping expedition. The cruise highlights one of the mainstays in the Biloxi economy with fresh seafood that is caught and prepared daily at local restaurants.

    Gulfport, MS
    Gulfport is the second-largest city in Mississippi. The current population of the town is 71,000 people and is located just 14 miles from the Keesler Air Force Base. The town was flooded by Hurricane Katrina and suffered substantial damage but has rebounded and is rebuilding. Besides the Air Force Base, the town is home to the US Navy Seabees as well. Due its proximity to the military bases, new residents find the towns to be popular locations for those looking to live close to where they work. Houses for sale in the area start at $112,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $555 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Holiday Inn and the Sun Suites Gulfport offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $65 a night.Local attractions include the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center which is a hands-on children's museum with a multitude of fun interactive activities. Children can sort seafood, cross a creek, trek on a train, and even star in a show. The center offers over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space. The Seabee Memorial Museum highlights the role that Navy Seabees played in the building of shipyards, ports, and other seaside stations during wartime. World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War are all featured exhibits which have uniforms, weapons, and old photos on display.

    D'lberville, MS
    D'lberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, that is in the process of revitalizing after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The town is under a new master plan redesign and has a current population of 7,600 people. D'lberville is located just 5 miles from the Keelser Air Force Base and offers military personnel and their families a peaceful community in which to live close to where they work. The median income in the town is $34,000, and the city occupies a total of 4 square miles. Houses for sale in the area start at $114,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $600 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Courtyard Biloxi and the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $119 a night.Local attractions include riverfront casinos such as the Treasure Bay Casino and the Beau Rivage Casino. Numerous gaming, dining, and shopping options are available in a scenic setting. Big-name entertainment also frequents the many casinos in the port area. Another nearby attraction is the Beauvoir, a grand plantation home with follows the life of Jefferson Davis who spent 12 years of his life here. The site is a 51-acre area that includes a Civil War Museum, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Davis's library. Both guided and self-guided tours are available daily.