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Places With The Best Housing In Louisiana 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score71
  • Galliano, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,395
89
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • Meraux, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,787
63
  • Chackbay, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,216
71
  • Village St. George, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,187
67
  • Oakdale, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,693
86
  • Fort Polk South, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,219
88
  • Prien, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,903
79
  • Old Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,911
70
  • Franklin, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,339
74
  • Springhill, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,149
66
  • Schriever, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,041
71
  • Carlyss, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
76
  • Monticello, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062
82
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • Inniswold, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,660
74
  • Red Chute, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,677
71
  • Gardere, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,926
  • I’ve lived in Gardere, LA and I can tell the city is very surprising. The city has outstanding colleges, restaurants, sports arena, accessible public transport, theme pack to name a few of the varieties.…[read more]
65
  • Reserve, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,449
75
  • 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.…[read more]
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…[read more]
68
  • Bayou Vista, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
81
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • Eunice, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,199
  • If you're looking for the perfect little place to call home with white picket fences, people who walk around with a smile on their face constantly, and sunshine every day, well, Eunice, Louisiana ain't…[read more]
77
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • Baker, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,754
  • There are lots of fun things to do in Baker and the surrounding areas, so if you're planning a family vacation soon, here are some activities you and your loved ones will enjoy. The Baton Rouge Zoo is…[read more]
89
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Morgan City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,936
  • I really enjoy living in Morgan City, Louisiana. Living in Morgan City, Louisiana gives me a place to call home that has a quaint small-town feel. This community is surrounded by water and most of the…[read more]
86
  • Oak Hills Place, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,366
82
  • 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…[read more]
63
  • 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.…[read more]
75
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • St. Martinville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,096
73
  • New Iberia, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,717
  • New Iberia, Louisiana is a place that I am proud to call my home. Known as the Queen City of the Bayou Teche, everything that a person needs to call place home is here. Beautiful weather, neighbors that…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • Woodmere, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,391
  • Woodmere is a large town within Jefferson County that houses about 12,000 residents. The median age bracket is thirty-three with an average home size of about three people. The only disadvantage here is…[read more]
70
  • Brownfields, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,025
72
  • Chalmette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,345
  • Oh boy, Chalmette. What can I say about her? I know the times that I have had here will always stick with me forever. I met my first love here, had my first kiss, and even enjoyed watching the ships go…[read more]
71
  • Abbeville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,408
  • I've been living in Abbeville for 6 years and have enjoyed the small town environment and the great culture and delicious food in some of the best mom and pop restaurants in the country. One of my…[read more]
63
  • Raceland, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,633
  • The job market has increased the standard of living in Raceland Louisiana. The weather in Raceland is excellent most of the year. The town is extremely friendly with a unique Cajun culture. There is very…[read more]
66
  • Pineville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,477
  • There is not much to say about Pineville, LA other than its strong community. Its proximity to Alexandria give it some added shopping and dining options. The town itself is very small and rural. It is…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Sulphur, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,198
  • Sulphur is fun for the entire family, and has lots of activities and attractions that will make a day in the city memorable. If you want to take the kids on a fun outing, the Star Aquatic Center is an…[read more]
66
  • Leesville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,551
73
  • Harvey, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,102
  • Harvey, Louisiana is a nice place to live because it isn't too much of one thing or the other. By that I mean that living in Harvey you will find a nice eclectic mix of everyone and everything, from…[read more]
77
  • Jennings, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,180
  • Today I am living in Jennings Louisiana on a job assignment. I love the neighborly people and beautiful scenery of this unique small town. There is very little crime in Jennings Louisiana. The weather…[read more]
62
  • Donaldsonville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,916
72
  • Waggaman, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,673

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.