Welcome to the Friendly City

Thank you for visiting our website. Incorporated in 1974, the City of Petal is a growing, vibrant community known throughout the state for our award-winning schools and superb quality of life. We are also proud to have received the designation as the “Safest City in Mississippi” with a population over 10,000, due to our extremely low crime rate.


Petal has grown from a bedroom community to a thriving city, with a variety of local shops and restaurants, as well as nationally-known chains and big box stores. The city is excited about the future and the possibilities it holds. The Evelyn Gandy Parkway and the new Byrd Blvd. extension offer the city new corridors of residential and commercial growth.


One new feature to attract outdoor enthusiasts and bike riders from across the region is the creation of the Petal River Park, located on 70 acres of property owned by the city along the banks of the Leaf River. Several miles of mountain bike trails have already been constructed, with many more features to come.


If you already live in Petal, we are glad to have you as part of our community. If you are looking for a place to call home, come visit us in Petal. We offer great schools, terrific recreational opportunities, and safe neighborhoods, as well as a hand of friendship to any and all who wish to join us as we build a brighter future together.





Hal Marx



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