In Hattiesburg, there is something for everyone. Our two-university city offers a mix of big city advantages with small town charm. Experience authentic Hattiesburg activities, such as the Downtown Farmers’ Market and Live at 5, that bring this diverse community together to enjoy music, great food, and good company. 

Hattiesburg is surrounded by thriving residential communities within a 10-minute drive such as Petal, Sumrall and Purvis, which offer great opportunities for families. If small town is your preference, we also have hospitals in Picayune, Columbia, Prentiss, and Tylertown.



Median price of a home in Hattiesburg​


Oak Grove High School and Petal High School: 2 of the Top 5 Best High Schools in Mississippi

Most Livable

In 2015, Hattiesburg was named Most Livable Small City in the United States (U.S. Conference of Mayors)