From the banks of the bayou to the Big Easy, Louisiana is a spicy mix of cuisine, culture, arts, and architecture with a musical soundtrack-like nowhere else in the country. Louisiana has a rich musical heritage blending jazz, blues, Cajun, Zydeco and rock ‘n’ roll. Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., The Meters, Louis Prima, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Radiators are just some of the performers associated with New Orleans.
Louisiana has a wide range of top-rated universities and colleges spread across the state, starting with the flagship Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. New Orleans schools include Tulane, University of New Orleans, Loyola and Xavier.
Louisiana also has a variety of scenic state parks, including the Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site in Saint Martinville, Lake Claiborne State Park in Homer, Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, and Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville. Many parks offer camping, hiking, and lake or river access.
With its multi-ethnic heritage, Louisiana literally is a melting pot of culinary magic. Menus and dinner tables feature dishes such as crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya. shrimp etouffee, and red beans and rice. Pastries and desserts include beignets, pralines, and King Cakes.
The state capital and second-largest city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge’s diverse neighborhoods typically score highly on the livability scale. Not only has the city been placed in the top ten destinations around the US to start a new business, but it has also been named as one of the top ten places overall for young adults. The Baton Rouge housing market is much larger than this. The city and suburbs together contain over eight hundred thousand people. This makes the Baton Rouge Real Estate market the second largest in the state of Louisiana, second only to New Orleans.
No matter what your preferred ‘pace of play’, style, character, favorite food, art, music or dance might be – you’ll find it here. The schools your children will attend not only exceed standards curriculum wise, but they’re friendly, welcoming and promote the growth of mind, body, and character. Whether you’re single, single with kids, married, retired, love to play tennis, love family-friendly events, live music or a quiet Sunday brunch over anything – Youngsville is the place for you.
With some of the state’s highest property prices for both ownership and renting, it’s not a place for a typical first home. The prices do, however, reflect how sought-after the area is, making it a terrific choice for people looking to make an upgrade to existing living arrangements. When it comes to cutting loose and having some fun, Belles Chasse has great fishing spots, a shooting range, various sports facilities, a dirt-bike track, and restaurants that dish up some of the best Cajun food you’ll ever taste.