LONG BEACH (WLOX) -- Assistant Manager Michelle Stokes has been busy fielding phone calls about the new Beach Club Apartments. The complex has opened up 230 state-of-the-art apartment units for the area.
"We've had a lot of phone calls coming in and really excited just to see something go up," Stokes said.
The complex began renting out units last week. Amadou and Tara Koundoul are among the first residents to move in. The Saint Stanislaus basketball coach and his wife signed their lease on Monday.
"We came here from Southern California, and we moved here for work, but fell in love with the community, the ocean especially," Tara said.
Some of the units, including the Koundouls', offers a view of the Gulf of Mexico, but more importantly, the new complex is yet another sign that Long Beach's housing is coming back to life.
"This is a brand new property located on the beach here in Long Beach, Mississippi. We're really excited to be part of this growing community and rebuilding here. It's just such a wonderful area where all the schools are level 5 schools, and we're excited to bring residents back to Long Beach," Stokes said.
One-, two- and three- bedroom apartments are available at the complex. Stokes hopes the new complex will open doors for people to move back, and move to, the area.
"We just want to see everybody that previously lived in Long Beach come back home, and we would love to offer them housing here," Stokes said.
An extra incentive for moving in--those who sign a lease at the Beach Club will be eligible to win a brand new jeep.