Louisiana February 09, 2018
These Are Arguably The 7 Best Small Towns In Louisiana To Grow Up In
I think we can all agree Louisiana is the best state to grow up in, but what about the best small town? Small town life is great; everyone knows your name, local businesses thrive, and there’s a strong sense of community. In no particular order, here are some of the best small towns in Louisiana to grow up in. Did yours make the list?
1. Ville Platte
Located righting the heart of Cajun Country, Ville Platte is a wonderful place to grow up. With a population of less than 8,000, you have that great small town vibe while also growing up in a town known for things like their smoked meats and swamp pop music. It’s not often you find a small town with as much culture as Ville Platte!
This little-big town of roughly 10,000 offers great schools, playgrounds and parks. Downtown is full of local shops and restaurants and historic buildings, and there are dozens of suburbs that are great for kids. I personally grew up in downtown Covington and wouldn’t change a thing!
The oldest city in Louisiana is a wonderful place to grow up. Not only are you surrounded by historic buildings and the beautiful Cane River Lake, but the Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts was ranked as one of the top public schools in Louisiana by niche.com.
Nestled in the beautiful piney woods of northwest Louisiana, Minden is full of historic neighborhoods, unique fairs and festivals, and wonderful people.
Known as the "Jambalaya Capital of the World", Gonzales is the best of both worlds. You get the small town rural life while still being close to big city Baton Rouge.
Farmerville is a lovely little town of about 4,000 over in Union Parish. Growing up in Farmerville means you’ll probably spend your weekends over at Lake D’Arbonne State Park, a wonderful place for getting in some outdoors fun. Great schools, several churches and a friendly community make Farmerville a lovely place to grow up.
7. St. Francisville
St. Francisville is known is known for its numerous plantations, outdoor parks, historic homes and so much more. The schools combined with the dozens of churches make St. Francisville a lovely place to grow up.
Where did you grow up? Share your small town state pride in the comments below!