HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg ranked seventh on a Movoto list of Mississippi's most exciting cities. After identifying the state's 20 largest cities, Movoto Real Estate ranked them using eight different criteria.
The criteria included the percentage of young residents and population density. Nightlife, arts, and live music venues per capita were factored in as well. Hattiesburg claimed second place for the number of nightlife venues per capita.
"Hattiesburg is very much an arts and entertainment venue and focus," said Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission. "And I only see that growing."
Hattiesburg is also home to a variety of restaurants and parks, which also contributed to the city's overall score.