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Pass Christian named one of the ‘Best Places to Live on the Coast’ for 2023

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Pass Christian has been named one of this year’s “Best Places to Live on the Coast” in the spring issue of Coastal Living, making history as the first time a community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been included on the list.

The magazine cites Pass Christian’s “picket fences, historic cottages, and moss-decked Spanish oaks,” and calls the area “a gleaming, sweet place with affordable real estate on offer to raise a family, and embrace a true Gulf lifestyle of strolling, kayaking, crabbing, boating and birding; and, of course, pass the time on tidy gracious little porches.”

Other locations named on the list include coastal cities like Kiawah Island, S.C.; Kihei, Hawaii, and Laguna Beach, Calif.

“As a destination marketing organization, we firmly believe that tourism is the front door to economic development—especially for those looking to relocate or retire to a place with a temperate climate, excellent quality of life, and many attractions and amenities,” Judy Young, Chief Executive Officer at Coastal Mississippi CVB, said. “We have all of that in Coastal Mississippi, and now even more people will know just how great the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Pass Christian in particular, really are.”

Pass Christian Mayor Jimmy Rafferty stated that the city is grateful to be selected for the magazine’s list, which is currently available for purchase.

“’The Pass’ is a charming city with a picturesque harbor, award-winning charter fishing, and the oldest yacht club in the south,” Rafferty said. “Our city also boasts excellent restaurants, a premier school system, vibrant festivals (Art in the Pass, Jazz in the Pass, etc.), hospitality at its finest, and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.”

Here’s Coastal Living’s full list for 2023:

  • New Buffalo, Michigan
  • Vero Beach, Florida
  • Bandon, Oregon
  • Pass Christian, Mississippi
  • Ocracoke, North Carolina
  • Laguna Beach, California
  • Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  • Apalachicola, Florida
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Kihei, Hawaii
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Barnstable, Massachusetts

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