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Places With The Best Housing In Louisiana 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Oak Hills Place, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,366
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  • Eden Isle, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,373
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  • Inniswold, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,660
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  • Mandeville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,244
  • I really enjoy living in Mandeville, LA. It is such a nice little suburb. It has been a really wonderful place to raise my family. The school system here is fantastic. They have all been rated blue
85
  • Shenandoah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,999
  • I liked living in Shenandoah Louisiana because of its multifaceted layout. Shenandoah is a part of East Baton Rouge Parish. It consists of a number of neighborhood subdivisions such as The Woods, The
79
  • Destrehan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
  • When you've been living in Destrehan, Louisiana as long as I have, you become an old hat at knowing what works for a community and what doesn't, and I'm here to tell you Destrehan is a pretty fine place
83
  • River Ridge, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
  • River Ridge, LA is such a gorgeous place to live. We're right along the Mississippi River, and so we have some absolutely stunning views. Especially around sunset. We have boating and fishing on the
85
  • Youngsville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,878
  • Would you like to experience one of the best areas in Louisiana? Well then come on to Youngsville, Louisiana. I have been living in Youngsville for 15 years and honestly life here, the people here, the
81
  • Prairieville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,732
  • Living in Prairieville, La, there is nice, tolerable weather throughout the year. The winter time doesn't fall below 22 degrees, averages about 55 degrees throughout. The summer averages 81 degrees
81
  • Belle Chasse, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,709
  • If there's one thing I can say about Belle Chasse its that it is most defininitely NOT New Orleans; and that's a good thing. I'm a southern girl, I grew up in Atlanta and I can tell you that the best
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  • Zachary, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,154
  • The best thing about Zachary is that it has a country feel, but very close to other cities. We have some of the top-rated schools in Louisiana making it a great place for families. I really like how the
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  • Harahan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,321
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  • Metairie, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,772
  • I visited Metairie in the summer of 2009 while on vacation in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the unique things I found out while visiting the "city" was the fact that Metairie is not an actual city. It
80
  • Luling, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,855
  • Lulling is a beautiful area in St. Charles Parish, and one of the best places to live if you want a taste of premium Southern living. The best areas in Lulling are along Highway 90. There's an amazing
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  • Broussard, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,221
  • I have lived in Broussard, LA, a LaFayette parish about 15 minutes south of LaFayette, for 4 years now. I moved here from Atlanta, GA and I love it here. The schools have high ratings so if you have
81
  • Covington, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,725
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  • Central, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,017
  • Living in Central, Louisiana is great. We are a two income family, and there are plenty of good jobs that pay well, many of them in the various manufacturing industries that have set up shop here. The
84
  • Prien, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,903
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  • Old Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,911
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  • Village St. George, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,187
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  • Moss Bluff, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,654
  • I've been living in Moss Bluff Louisiana for 3 years and have enjoyed the small town culture and friendly neighborly people that have welcomed my family into this community with open arms and allowed us
76
  • Lafayette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 125,808
  • It is not unusual for me to walk into my office on a Monday morning and find a plane ticket on my desk. In May 2009, I was sent to Lafayette on business. I stayed at the Hilton Lafayette hotel. I had a
72
  • Red Chute, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
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  • Meraux, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,787
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  • Kenner, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,954
  • On Labor Day weekend of 2009, I found myself in Kenner, Louisiana for the first time in my life. I traveled to Kenner with my wife to visit my sister-in-law, who had recently moved to Kenner. The trip
76
  • Laplace, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,845
  • Laplace is one of the best places for learning about culture while having a great time. The food is great and there's lots to say and do, include museums in historic houses that provide pertinent
71
  • Walker, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,256
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  • Gonzales, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,492
  • I love living in Gonzales, Louisiana! I especially like the variety of foods we have here at the different restaurants and the shopping at small specialty store is a truly unique experience that I enjoy!
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  • St. Rose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,427
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  • New Orleans, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 382,922
  • I will give u the truth from a native born New Orleanian.The place is a dump.Majority black racist ghetto ,with pockets of ultra rich snobs.The streets and public schools are worse than any third world
77
  • Timberlane, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,596
  • I love living here in Timberlane, Louisiana there is so much to do! People that live in this community are truly awesome and one of a kind. You won't find friendliness like this anywhere else, I can
76
  • Houma, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,052
  • I truly loved living in Houma, Louisiana. Houma, is a unique city located in the bayou country of Louisiana. They call this city the capital of bayou country. Many shipping channels converge in Houma,
78
  • Bayou Cane, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,445
  • Bayou Cane is a small town, but that doesn't mean you won't have lots of fun activities to choose from during your visit. One of the best attractions for the whole family is Regional Military Museum.
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  • Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,532
  • Located right on the Mississippi River, I love living in Jefferson, Louisiana. The area itself is very basic. The neighbors here though more than make up for the lack of basic needs. Everyone knows
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  • Slidell, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,697
  • Slidell is a Amtrak stop about 25 miles ne of New Orleans. We have visited and hung out in Slidell many, many times. The food is A plus, the culture is great, and the people are similar to the ones in
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  • Monticello, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
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  • Chackbay, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,216
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  • Lacombe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,930
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  • Bossier City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,152
  • I have lived in Bossier City, LA for twenty five years. We moved there from Beaumont, Texas when I was young. I love the small town feel that this big city offers. There are so many things to do in
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  • Scott, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,687
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  • Estelle, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,856
  • Life in Estelle, Louisiana is a pretty good mixture of a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am proud to say I have been living in Estelle all my life, Cajun through and through. I feel that
74
  • Claiborne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,299
  • Claiborne, Louisiana may have a bit of an elevated crime rate, but in all honesty that's the only black mark on her record. This is a phenomenal place to live! I should know because I have been living in
73
  • Larose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,409
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  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 228,694
  • Being born in Baton Rouge gave me a whole new perspective on life. I lived in a tiny subdivision as a kid called Woodmoss Drive and made many fond memories there. The best part about Baton Rouge is that
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  • Gretna, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,832
  • The City of Gretna, LA uses restrictive speed limits and mobile speed traps (plain white Ford Escapes with camera and lights on the roof rack) to help solve a budget shortfall instead of being fiscally
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  • Bayou Blue, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,333
  • Living in Bayou Blue, LA is okay. It’s not perfect, but if you’re left with no option it might just do for your situation. To start off, the crime rate is awful just like most other places in Louisiana.
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  • Denham Springs, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,278
  • I absolutely love living in Denham Springs, Louisiana. With a population of less than 11,000, this area offers a small-town feel. As a suburb of Baton Rouge, you are close enough to the larger cities to
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  • Terrytown, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,959
  • Lived there, done that. The cost of living is not an A. The insurance for your home and car are outragious.. The people are a mixed bag of the greatest people on the planet living among lowlife. The
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  • Breaux Bridge, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,331
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  • Carencro, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,420

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Louisiana. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Louisiana to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Louisiana as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Louisiana, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.