If carving a buck from good, honest hard work appeals to you, then you will love it here in Pike County. This region has been business oriented from Day One! From the very beginning, in the mid-19th Century when the railroad tracks were originally laid down, right up until the present day, Pike County has always been a leading center for business and trade. The folks who live here are testament to this as they always have been, and continue to be such an industrious, hardworking bunch.
Pike County is currently experiencing an exciting and promising curve of economic growth. A leader in the white pine timber industry, as well as Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play, Pike County also maximizes its advantageous proximity to the Gulf Coast and capitalizes on all its other plentiful natural resources which are all very much in demand. Plastics, poultry growers, trucking, timber, metal-working, retail businesses, restaurants, hotels, the oil and gas industries and various drilling companies, have all made a profit and gained substantially from being located in this prime Pike County location.
This solid history in commerce means that Pike County residents are rarely without a job. The employability rate is high, while the cost of living falls far below the national average, making Pike County a really lucrative place to live.
Pike County boasts a remarkable education system in which students and staff reflect the typical Pike determination and drive. Southwest Mississippi Community College is a prime example of this. Their basketball team won the 2016 state championships, but perhaps even more importantly, achieved a GPA of 3.42 which is the highest in the whole nation. It is also the 5th highest ever in the entire history of JUCO basketball!
As far as social life is concerned, Pike County is a diverse and fun place to hang out. From local restaurants and cafes to well-known franchises, there are eateries to suit every taste including New York deli style cuisine, muffalettas, New Orleans style po-boys, Southern Dining, Mexican, Chinese, seafood, Creole and Cajun. And you can rest assured that a warm smile will welcome you at each and every establishment.
With numerous bowling alleys, ball fields, water parks, municipal parks, tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools, Pike County cannot be accused of being a boring place to live, and the Percy Quin State Park in McComb, is a particularly beautiful and active spot to spend some quality time with friends and family. Boasting 1,700 acres of rolling hills, magnolia trees, loblolly pines and the prettiest flowers, Percy Quin is a really delightful and fun place to be.
So, if you’re looking for a homely, welcoming, picturesque and hardworking community where neighbors look out for one another, Pike County is for you. Let NewHomeSource help you to find your perfect home in the perfect location.