You always think of New Orleans when mentioning Louisiana but nobody ever mentions all the cities that are wonderful places to live. As a single mother, a move can be stressful and maybe Louisiana cities aren’t something you considered but believe it or not, there are beautiful and quality places to live in the state. There are a lot of things to consider when moving but no matter what it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it with a little patience, research, and dedication.
No matter what it you’re looking for, Louisiana has something for everyone but sometimes picking the right city for you can be a task. This is especially true when you hear conflicting stories and while they may be true about those specific places, that cannot be said about everywhere in Louisiana. Anyhow I have compiled this article to help you broaden or narrow down your options, depending on where you are in your progress.
1. Inniswold, LA
Inniswold earned a spot on the list and is worth mentioning for quite a few reasons and one being its decent weather. It has an average commute time and a low crime rating which should put a checkmark on your check list. The real reason it earned a spot on the list though is because the high median household income, the high median home value, and the student to teacher ratios. As if that weren’t enough, it has great amenities for residents to enjoy to the fullest.
2. Scott, LA
Scott, LA has an impressive median household income (although not the highest) and it has one of the lowest costs of living. It has one of the lowest sales taxes and one of the lowest unemployment rates as well, pleasing its residents. It ranked well when it came to weather too and residents seem to agree with all the rankings.
3. Prairieville, LA
Prairieville is between cities and has earned a spot on the list for a few reasons. It has a low cost of living and a low unemployment rate which does nothing more than please its residents. It has a low student to teacher ratio as well and fairly low commute times which are also pluses you can add to your list. As if that wasn’t enough, it has many amenities for residents to enjoy so you’re sure to never get bored with this area.
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4. River Ridge, LA
River Ridge is a suburb of New Orleans and has earned a spot on the list for a number of reasons. The home prices are expensive but the home value is reasonable, making it quite desirable amongst movers. It does have a higher cost of living but it has a high number of amenities for residents to enjoy and take pleasure in as well. So there are pros and cons about this area as with any but for ever con, there seems to be a pro which makes it harder to choose.
5. Lafayette, LA
This city is a good size and has earned itself a spot on this list. It doesn’t have the biggest amount of amenities but it does have a decent amount of amenities for residents to enjoy. One of the best things about this place is the low unemployment rate and the short commute times from one place to the other. It does have some warm Summers but despite that, the weather isn’t the worst it could possibly be.
6. Old Jefferson, LA
Old Jefferson may be a smaller town but you certainly wouldn’t know it judging by what it has to offer. Despite the small size of Old Jefferson, it has a great deal of amenities for residents to take part in and enjoy. It has a good median household income and a high median home value so you can add these features to your list. It has a low student to teacher ratio and one of the best overall qualities of life so this is something else you can consider.
It may have come to a surprise to some people but now you see that Louisiana does have good cities and they do have good features to consider. I hope you got some information you can find useful from this article but even so, I hope you consider doing more research before making a final decision. Only you can decide what you can live with and what you can live without, so do your homework.
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