Community of Diamondhead
FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDHEAD, Mississippi
Origination: September 1969. 1970 the first lots were sold.
Area: 6,400 acres.
Altitude: 3 feet to 105 feet above sea level.
Population: Approximately 7,719 as of June of 2001
Types of Homes: Family Homes- 7195
Location: Taking Exit 16 off Interstate 10, the entry point of the Diamondhead community is located 12 miles north of Bay St. Louis in Hancock County, Mississippi. Diamondhead is 58 miles east of New Orleans and 87 miles west of Mobile, Alabama.
Located south of the Interstate is Diamondhead’s marina, yacht club, airstrip, numerous residences and business establishments.
The majority of Diamondhead is located north of the Interstate. There you will find a shopping center, retirement home, postal unit, fire station, water and sewer system, a variety of businesses, churches, a country club, golf courses, swimming pools, community center, library and homes.
Security: Diamondhead has a private security force on duty 24 hours each day. Diamondhead is also under the jurisdiction of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
Fire Protection: A full time professional fire department with top fire fighting equipment is located within the community.
Churches: Several congregations presently worship in Diamondhead community:
CHURCHES SERVING THE DIAMONDHEAD COMMUNITY
School: Diamondhead is in the Hancock County School System.
Banks: Three full service banks are located in the Diamondhead commercial area.
Shopping: Diamondhead Shopping Plaza offers all immediate shopping needs:
Builder’s supply, supermarket, pharmacy, gift shop, laundry, dry cleaning, dress shop, liquor
store, beauty shop, restaurant, and video store.
Medical: Diamondhead Fire Department maintains emergency medical equipment and personnel. Also located within Diamondhead are dental offices, doctor’s offices, a retirement home and a physical therapy office.
Dining: Dining is offered at both the Diamondhead Country Club and the Yacht Club. Diamondhead boasts a variety of restaurants offering down home American favorites and Chinese cuisine as well. Fast food carryout dining is also available.
Club and Organizations:
Recreation: Golf (two 18-hole courses and pro shop), tennis, swimming, boating, fresh and saltwater fishing, bicycle riding lanes, gardening, two walking trails, picnic areas, and lakeside pavilion. Long term boat and R.V. storage.
Taxes: Local tax and homestead exemption filing information can be obtained by calling the Hancock County Tax Assessor’s Office at (228)467-4425 or (228) 467-1669. Mississippi State Tax information can be obtained from the Mississippi Tax Commission by calling 228-896-1393 .Mississippi State tax information can be obtained from the Mississippi State Tax Commission by calling 9228) 896-1393.
Post Office: United States Post Office located in the Diamondhead Plaza Mini Mall. Hours are Monday-Friday 9: a.m. to 4:30 p.m., open Saturdays 9:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Diamondhead Post Office, Diamondhead, Mississippi 39525