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As we are hearing of the landfall of Hurricane Ian in Florida, our thoughts immediately return to the devastation to our City as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
The City of Punta Gorda suffered a direct hit by Ian. Punta Gorda immediately came to our aid after Katrina. Within days, Punta Gorda sent volunteers, computers, printers, supplies, absolutely anything we needed to the City of Long Beach to resume City Hall Operations in one room of Central Fire Station.
The Governor of Florida has requested monetary donations and volunteers come to the aid of Florida. We are asking our citizens to open their hearts and consider gift cards for the City of Punta Gorda. They may be dropped off at any Fire Station in the City or the Police Department. We will be sending volunteers in the coming days.
We thank you in advance for any donation you may make.
Mayor and Board of Aldermen
to the Friendly City...
WELCOMING YOU HOME
The City tagline of being the Friendly City is one that Long Beach earned and we are proud of it. Life in Long Beach is cozy, quiet and Coastal. Diversified residents, strong small businesses and outstanding educational facilities are the backbone of our community.
Long Beach has a thriving small business community. You will find everything from excellent dining to gift shops to clothing boutiques and tasty bakeries and treat stops to automotive and fabrication and antiquing and MORE! #ShopLocal is a lifestyle for our community and we welcome you to look around.
Bike the streets, run along the seawall and fish our pier. Enjoy community sports, public parks, dog walks and playtime in our dog park or just casual strolls through our streets and neighborhoods.
Come sail, stroll and shop Long Beach
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LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION
While Long Beach offers everything you could want or need, you'll be pleasantly surprised that it's just a short and easy drive to:
GULFPORT-BILOXI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 10 miles
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE 15 miles
GULFPORT SEABEE BASE 3 miles
PORT OF GULFPORT 4 miles
BILOXI CASINOS 16 miles
STENNIS SPACE CENTER 22 miles
NEW ORLEANS, LA 72 miles
MOBILE, AL 79 miles
JACKSON, MS 162 miles
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS 13 miles
BILOXI, MS 16 miles
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS 21 miles
THE FRIENDLY CITY IN EVERY WAY
Long Beach was incorporated in 1905 and many of its current residents are descendants of the original settlers. This commitment to community is a reflection of the high quality of life that exists in our town. We are proud of the history of Long Beach and enthusiastic about what it has to offer in the way of opportunity and growth.
Long Beach offers all that larger cities might - industrial, commercial and retail - while maintaining our small town charm. At the heart of the town is a newly constructed city hall, surrounded by the library, charming shops and welcoming restaurants. Our city is also home to numerous churches and banks.
Being business friendly is extremely important to us too. We have a strong partnership that exists among our local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and the community they serve. Business resources are plentiful, and we're here to be a partner in your success
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Long Beach has a long-standing tradition of excellence in education. The city is served by the Long Beach School District which operates five campuses. We're also home to the University of Southern Mississippi and close to numerous other colleges.
The University of Southern Mississippi provides unparalleled education and resources for the people of South Mississippi. Through its 52-acre beachfront campus and other teaching and research sites along the Gulf Coast, Southern Miss offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in more than 50 distinct academic fields.
Also convenient to Long Beach is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College which is the state's leading provider of quality workforce training.
With an 'A' rating from the MS Department of Education and two Blue Ribbon schools, Long Beach School District provides a solid foundation for our students.
EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT LONG BEACH
SAFE Named among the Top 10 Safest Cities in Mississippi by Movoto.
BEAUTIFUL Listed as one of CNN's Top 22 Can't Miss Beaches in the U.S.
FAMILY FRIENDLY Named among the Best Towns in Mississippi for Young Families due to great public schools, affordability, growth and prosperity by Nerdwallet.com
SIMPLY THE BEST IN MS Number 1 among the 10 Best Places in Mississippi by Movoto based on amenities, quality of life, crime, tax rates, weather, unemployment and commute time.