As a realtor, I base how much I like a neighborhood on how often folks driving down the road wave at me when I'm standing in the yard of a home! Sometimes, if I'm more familiar with the neighborhood, I can tell who doesn't live close by and who does simply based on whether the person driving smiles at me.
As a resident of Pass Christian, and specifically the Montebella community I spend a large amount of my "free" time outdoors with my sons. We wave at everyone and most everyone waves back! Knowing your neighbors and being friendly is a big thing in Southern Mississippi. Hospitality and greeting is what we are all about. If you find yourself over in Montebella, don't forget to smile and wave at everyone you see if you want to blend in!