7 Reasons to Be Thankful for Life in Hattiesburg

reasons to be thankful for life in Hattiesburg

Around this time of year, we become increasingly aware of the things we are grateful for in life. Whether that means talking about our blessings around the Thanksgiving table or it means looking at the world in a new way, remembering the good things is important. We’re fortunate enough to live in a great town! Here are just some of the endless reasons to be thankful for life in Hattiesburg.

Residing in One of the Best Cities in the State

Did you know that Hattiesburg was recently rated as the second-best city in the state? It’s true! How lucky are we?

All-American Rose Garden

The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg is home to the All-American Rose Garden. So go ahead—stop and smell the roses! While you’re there, you can also check out The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the library.


Museums are havens of art, culture, and history. Hattiesburg is home to many! In town, you can find The Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art, The African American Military History Museum, The USM Museum of Art, and The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, among others.

Fun Events

Hattiesburg hosts fun events all year long. Some of the more recent upcoming offerings include the Bourbon Celebration on Nov. 7 and EaglePalooza on Nov. 8.

Downtown Hattiesburg

Galleries, shopping, and fine dining and drinking opportunities—Downtown Hattiesburg has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for evening fun, weekend plans, or a relaxing way to spend the day, you’ll always have a great time downtown.

The Hattiesburg Zoo

Who doesn’t love the Hattiesburg Zoo? You can see sloths, tigers, snakes, and more at this local favorite. Plus, you can even go on a mini mining expedition, try out a ropes course, or cool off at the splash pad during the hotter months. Sounds like it’s time for a visit!

Living at Summer West

Last but not least, one of the many reasons to be thankful for life in Hattiesburg is living at Summer West. We have a peaceful community—and we love all of our residents. Making your lives easy and happy is our main priority! Thank you for living with us.


There are countless reasons to be thankful for life in Hattiesburg—especially if you live here! If you want to become a Summer West resident, we’d be happy to have you in our community. Visit our website to learn more about our apartments or give us a call at (601) 264-6955. As for learning more about Hattiesburg and apartment life, check out our blog.