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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.
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
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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."
CENTRAL LOUISIANA (Alexandria-Pineville)
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.
NEW ORLEANS & THE NORTHSHORE
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.
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA (Shreveport-Bossier
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.
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (Lake Charles)
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.
WESTERN LOUISIANA (Deridder - Ft. Polk)
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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