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Begin your Louisiana home search here. The state is made up of several distinct regions, all with their own story and unique culture. Select a Louisiana region from the map at right, or from the listing below. Use the links provided to search the area's local MLS system or REALTOR.com for the latest property listings. Happy house hunting!

ACADIANA (Lafayette)

Having a rich French heritage blended with Spanish, American, Indian and African influences, the Acadiana region represents a colorful combination of lifestyles. The Cajun people are known for their "joie de vivre" (joy of life). Any excuse for a celebration - from rice and sugar cane harvests and Mardi Gras to the unique Cajun and Creole heritages and connection to the French-speaking world. Lafayette is the heart of Acadiana and the unofficial capital of Cajun Country. The city is situated in a geographical area of forests and prairies interlaced with bayous, swamps and marshes.

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BATON ROUGE REGION

Louisiana's capital city, Baton Rouge has the homespun hospitality and charm of a small town, as well as the energy and vitality expected in a flourishing city on the upswing. Named by French explorer Iberville 300 years ago for the "red stick" that marked Native American hunting boundaries along the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge means Old South beauty, Creole culture, Cajun zest and colorful politics. Known for its unique food and its lively music, Baton Rouge is the hub of all things Louisiana and close to all the sights and fun that make this area so unique.

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BAYOU REGION (Houma-Thibodaux)

The Bayou region of Louisiana encompasses Terrebonne, Lafourche and Assumption Parishes, including the cities of Houma and Thibodaux. The area is blessed with abundant natural resources, from scenic bayous to plentiful seafood and offshore mineral resources, providing for the area’s economic vitality. Being located in the southern extreme of the state, the area has a climate that allows for year-round sports and outdoor activities. Terrebonne - home to the best recreational freshwater and saltwater fishing in the world - is certainly one of the major reasons Louisiana is known as the "Sportsman's Paradise."

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CENTRAL LOUISIANA (Alexandria-Pineville)

Alexandria and Pineville sit on opposite banks of the Red River in central Louisiana. Known as "The Crossroads", a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food to music. Rich in history, the area is second to New Orleans for the number of places listed on the National Historic Register. Central Louisiana boasts the state's only National Forest - Kisatchie - along with quiet towns, open spaces, and affordable housing. Just to the northwest is Natchitoiches, the oldest continually occupied settlement in the entire Louisiana Purchase Territory, where most of downtown is a National Historic Landmark District. Natchitoches exudes charm and heritage while maintaining a perfect balance with progressive industries.

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NEW ORLEANS & THE NORTHSHORE

Legendary New Orleans is located in the southeast part of Louisiana, between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans is at the top of the list of America's most fascinating cities. Rich in history and tradition, the city reflects the region's French, Spanish and Creole influence - from the amazing architecture of the mansions lining St. Charles Ave. to the uniqueness of the French Quarter. There is always a celebration, flavorful food and soulful music in New Orleans. The metropolitan area extends about 360 square miles encompassing Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes. New Orleans has one of the world's greatest international ports and it is a major focus of the city's economy. The Causeway Bridge, the longest expansion bridge in the world at 24 miles, leads to the piney woods of the Northshore and the relaxing, artsy communities of Mandeville and Covington, where nature at its best blends comfortably with cosmopolitan sophistication and country charm.

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NORTHEAST LOUISIANA (Monroe)

The “Twin Cities” of Monroe and West Monroe continue as the urban center for a parish which is itself the focus of commerce in northeast Louisiana. With a population of more that 145,000, along with a diversified economic base and air rail, water and highway connections to the major metropolitan areas of the central United States, Ouachita Parish continues as one of the increasingly important locations in the development of Louisiana and of the South. The climate consists of an average yearly temperature of 65 degrees with a mild winter and Monroe thrives as a business and industrial establishment, as well as a university town. Characterized by a calm and friendly atmosphere, residents are never too busy to lend a helping hand or say hello.

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NORTHWEST LOUISIANA (Shreveport-Bossier City)

The neon excitement of the Shreveport-Bossier skyline is a fitting introduction to the area's vibrant personality. With an eclectic mix of culture, entertainment, sports, shopping, spicy cuisine and the best in riverboat casinos and thoroughbred racing. Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas. The original townsite consisted of 64 city blocks which today is the city's central business district. Shreveport, and its smaller sister city, Bossier City together have six historic districts and many landmarks listed on the National Register. Shreveport-Bossier serves as the trade and cultural center of the 200-mile radius extending into Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, known as the Ark-La-Tex.

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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (Lake Charles)

Southwest Louisiana is a community of diverse people and industries. The city of Lake Charles overlooks a freshwater lake with the only white-sand inland beach along the Gulf Coast. Local legends say the pirate Jean Lafitte made Lake Charles his hideaway and left behind hidden treasure on the shores of the lake. The historic Charpentier District is a wonderful attraction with nearly 20 blocks of antique Victorian-era homes, the structures reflect unique Lake Charles-style architecture. The Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area is comprised of Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Beauregard and Jefferson Davis Parishes. An upward trend continues to be seen in the area's economy. Employment figures, total wages paid, taxable retail sales, and other economic indicators are on the rise while the cost of living in the area is below the national average. A unique and interesting blend of deep south tradition, French-Acadian, English and Indian heritage, the area offers a multitude of activities, opportunities and experiences.

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WESTERN LOUISIANA (Deridder - Ft. Polk)

With a heritage that reflects as much of Texas as Louisiana, the Beauregard Parish area reminds the visitor that the "Western Corridor" was once disputed between the United States and Spanish Texas. There is hunting for birds and larger game, plus river and lake fishing. Birders can find half of the birds of North America in Southwest Louisiana. DeRidder, Hub of West Louisiana Canoe Country, is surrounded by marvelous waterways popular with canoe lovers nationwide, including the Sabine River, Whiskey Chitto, Toro Bayou and Kisatchie Bayou. Deridder and Ft. Polk combine southern small town attributes like low cost-of-living, low cost recreational opportunities, mild climate, high quality-of-life, available land and low housing cost and low crime all in one package. Here you'll find a rich history, culture and a flavor all it's own.

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LOOKING FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN LOUISIANA?

If you're searching for office, retail, industrial, or other commercial property in Louisiana, check out the extensive Louisiana Commercial Database at LACDB.com.

 

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