Quality of Life
Life is just better here
When you visit or live In Hancock County, life just got better — and that’s nothing new. It is home to Bay St. Louis, one of the Coolest Small Towns in America; Budget Travel readers voted it so in 2013. And when you visit other Hancock County communities like Diamondhead, Kiln and Waveland, you’ll realize how special and set-apart this place as a whole really is.
You’ll meet some of the friendliest, most hospitable people you could find anywhere. You’ll take in scenic views that will make you slow down and stay awhile.
You’ll enjoy some of the finest recreation and fishing in the country and find world-class technology at NASA’s Stennis Space Center, located just off of Interstate 10. You’ll explore INFINITY Science Center, Mississippi’s newest regional attraction.
And there’s so much more to discover. Shop wonderfully eclectic shops featuring unique coastal art, and then sit down to at restaurants serving seafood fresh from the Gulf.
Hancock County continues to thrive with the new waterfront development in Bay St. Louis and airport terminal expansion at Stennis International Airport.
And, Hancock County, with its captivating coastline, winding rivers and miles of pristine marshland, is a paradise for any nature lover. The Scenic Byways, a network of specially organized trails, have been developed for you to enjoy a 13-mile stretch of beachfront and 30 miles of roadways in the Stennis Space Center Buffer Zone. Hundreds of historic homes, heritage sites and landmarks add to the ambiance, attracting visitors and new residents from across the country.
Visitors love Hancock County’s special sense of place so much that some never leave. From vacation rentals to planned communities, Hancock County has the perfect living environment for almost anyone.
And, visitors aren’t the only ones attracted by our famous hospitality. Business owners and their employees appreciate working in a welcoming atmosphere.
Come play for a day or a weekend or make it your home for a lifetime