More than half are renters in Hattiesburg

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According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 47,016 people called Hattiesburg home as of July 1, 2015.

Data from www.city-data.com show 64 percent of Hattiesburg residents are renters, with about 12,064 rental units occupied and the average monthly rent around $700.

For those looking to move to the Hub City, there are plenty of rental options.

One of the newest to open is Cross Creek Village’s garden apartments, with 228 units on site, spokeswoman Emily Howe said.

A few of the units have been rented in the first building, and the other buildings will open throughout 2016.

“We’re opening building by building,” Howe said.

Just down the street from Cross Creek Village is The Lakes at Turtle Creek, “a facility that offers more of the home atmosphere of high-end home dwellings at a fraction of the cost,” said Chamberlan Carothers, CPM, owner of Southgate Realty, which manages The Lakes and 15 other apartment communities with more than 900 units in the Hattiesburg area.

“We offer a lot of different options for folks,” he said.

The Lakes has been voted Mississippi’s Best Property six years in a row by Mississippi Multifamily Council, a division of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi, because of its offerings, Carothers said.

“Our management is something that we really pride ourselves on — that it factors into (the customer’s) happiness in the rental that they choose,” he said.

Apartments in the Hattiesburg area range from about $550 to $1,500 and offer one- to five-bedroom units with assorted amenities.

At a glance

Here are some locations available for rent in the area:

•Cross Creek Village

75 Cross Creek Parkway, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 264-7500

•The Reserve @ Park Place

29 Park Place, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 599-7275

•Piedmont Park Apartments

78 Wisteria Drive, Hattiesburg, 39401

(601) 554-7361

•Breckenridge Park

100 Breckenridge Drive, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 705-0816

•The Belmont

147 98 Place Blvd., Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 268-0477

•The Cottages of Hattiesburg

900 Beverly Hills Drive, Hattiesburg, 39401

(601) 264-0090

•Crowne at Long Leaf Trace

700 Beverly Hills Road, Hattiesburg, 39401

(601) 579-4779

•The Lakes at Turtle Creek

155 Cross Creek Parkway, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 599-5253

•Hub City Lofts

America Building: 207 E. Front St.; Carter Building: 501 Main St., Hattiesburg, 39401

(601) 336-2385

•The Vie at Hattiesburg

8 Eagles Trail, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 264-6404

•Twin Oaks

100 Twin Oaks Lane, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 271-8886

•Summer West

216 Westover Drive, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 264-6955

•Parkwest

12 Park Place, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 264-7722

Parkwest II

8 Park Place, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 264-7722

•Eagle Flatts (formerly University Edge)

105 Doleac Drive, Hattiesburg, 39401

(601) 268-3343

•Boardwalk at Dewberry Landing

22 Campbell Scenic Drive, Hattiesburg, 39401

(601) 271-7970

•Arbor Walk

2300 Lincoln Road, Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 268-6770

•Foxgate

200 Foxgate Ave., Hattiesburg, 39402

(601) 599-7440

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