About Big Bay Lake Development

Big Bay Lake Development, LLC is a Mississippi-based family development company. Bennett York and his daughter, Paige York, possess an unyielding passion for place making. "Big Bay is the real thing," says Bennett York. "In today's complex world, we all have a need for authenticity. People want down-to-earth places where they're comfortable and can connect with friends and family. At Big Bay...the best is yet to come."

Other award-winning York communities include
Canebrake Golf Community and Bellegrass.

For more information on Hattiesburg and relocation to Mississippi click on the following links -

  • theadp.com
  • hattiesburgms.com
  • hattiesburg.org
  • visitmississippi.org
  • Hattiesburg Area Info

    Big Bay Lake is Mississippi’s largest privately held recreational lake and is located approximately 25 minutes from Hattiesburg, MS. Known as the “Hub City,” Hattiesburg is home to a vibrant culture, diverse economy, high quality of life and unlimited opportunity. Centrally located among Jackson, MS -- New Orleans, LA -- the Mississippi Gulf Coast -- and Mobile, AL -- Hattiesburg offers a unique blend of big city advantages, while maintaining its historical, small town charm. Hattiesburg has received many accolades for its high quality of life, supported by amenities including universities, acclaimed public and private schools, award-winning health care systems, 300+ churches, 14 golf courses and outstanding recreational facilities. Unlike many cities of comparable size, Hattiesburg’s economy stands strong on the diversity of three pillars – Education, Healthcare and Military. Hattiesburg is home to The University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University. Hattiesburg’s full range of dining and entertainment opportunities, the picturesque Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, the restored Saenger Theatre and various University educational and cultural offerings all contribute to the quality of life that has brought the following accolades to Hattiesburg:

    Southern Business & Development – “Ten Great Small Towns to Operate a Business and to Retire” (2010)

    Kiplinger ranked Hattiesburg as a “Top College Town for Grown Ups” (2007) and the state of MS as No. 2 in the “Top 10 Tax-Friendly States for Retirees” (2011)

    National Geographic Adventure – “Top Adventure Towns” (2010)

    Where to Retire – “Top 100 Places to Retire”(2009) and one of eight towns with safe, maintained cycling trails and other amenities suitable for retirement