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Area Description

From its Oak-lined streets to its lovely, turn of the century homes. Laurel is a charming gracious southern little town, Laurel is charming and gracious southern little town. Laurel is located in the southeast region of Mississippi known as the Pine Belt, The city of Laurel was originally established in 1882.

Laurel is a place where small town charm, rustic natural beauty, a love of the Arts and a passion for sports and outdoor fun are paramount, where hospitable people wait to welcome you home.

Includes Cities/Towns: Eastabuchie, Ellisville, Laurel, Moselle, Sandersville.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The City of Laurel boasts of more than 95 acres of parks for the enjoyment of the public. There are more than 17 parks managed by the City of Laurel, whether you in search of a place to walk and jog or experience the excitement of a semi pro baseball game you can find it in the parks of Laurel
For more information, visit www.laurelparksandrecreation.com

Laurel is known to have exciting activities spring, Day in the Park, Summer Blues Bash, Fall Heritage Arts Festival Winter, Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert, Plus so much more.

Cultural Activities

One of Mississippi's greatest treasures is nestled in the live oak-lined streets of historic downtown Laurel. Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Mississippi oldest art museum filled with spectacular collections; LRMA house more than 2,000 items in its collection and over 28,000 square feet of galleries and exhibition areas. For more information, visit LRMA.org

Laurel Little Theatre, originally a movie house connected to the Pinehurst Hotel,(which is now known as Pinehurst Park). LLT presents decades of great productions performed by talented Laurelites.

Public transportation

New Orleans is a two hour drive, Atlanta and Memphis, Six hour drive, Mississippi Gulf Coast a one hour drive, all by interstate.

Northwest Commuter Service at Pine Belt Regional Airport provides residents worldwide access by air, while AMTRAK's twice daily" crescent" connects Laurel to New Orleans and with the other cities along the eastern seaboard to New York City.

Medical Facilities

South Central Regional Medical Center is the only hospital located in Laurel, Mississippi. It is one of the largest employers in Laurel, Mississippi, employing nearly 2,500 people.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  35.0  46.5  58.0  5.7 "  0.0 "
 Feb  39.0  50.5  62.0  5.3 "  0.0 "
 Mar  45.0  57.5  70.0  5.2 "  0.1 "
 Apr  52.0  64.5  77.0  4.5 "  0.0 "
 May  61.0  72.5  84.0  4.6 "  0.0 "
 Jun  68.0  78.5  89.0  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Jul  71.0  81.5  92.0  5.0 "  0.0 "
 Aug  71.0  81.0  91.0  4.7 "  0.0 "
 Sep  65.0  76.0  87.0  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  53.0  65.5  78.0  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Nov  44.0  56.5  69.0  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Dec  37.0  48.5  60.0  5.1 "  0.1 "

Laurel enjoys a milder "Four-Season" climate. Based on a 30-year record cycle, Laurel and Jones County enjoy a cumulative precipitation of 55-60 inches per year (an average of 4-5 inches per month) and average temperature highs of 76°F and lows of 52°F. Of course, every area has its extremes, Laurel included. The hottest months are July and August with an average high of 91°F; the coldest months, typically in January and February with an average low of 34°F.

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Cost of Living for Southeastern Mississippi Region, MS

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Senior Housing Options

Seniors and retirees can select a new home from a wide variety of available housing in the City of Laurel. Most houses are one and two story detached structures. There has been a number of developers opening new subdivisions at Peachtree Bend, Twin Oaks, Timber Ridge and Windermere, all of which have renewed interest in single family dwellings. Several new developments will provide affordable housing for buyers interested in townhouse and apartments living.

Senior Assistance in Southeastern Mississippi Region, MS

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The City of Laurel has Adult Day Care Services, Personal Care facilities, Residential Care Homes, Assisted Living, Continuing Care CCRC, Independent Living, and Gated communities all equipped to make seniors and retirees feel comfortable, safe and at peace.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for seniors and retirees are available and encouraged throughout the city of Laurel, including volunteering with South Central Regional Medical Center, The Good Samaritan Food Resource Center, Foster Grandparents programs, American Red Cross and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Council on Aging and so much more.

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