9 Best Places in Louisiana for Retirees

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You’ve worked hard your entire life. You’ve sacrificed, planned, and saved to retire. So naturally, you want to live in an enjoyable place, where your hard-earned dollars will go the farthest. Louisiana is a great place to retire, year-round. Warm weather and limitless outdoor activities are enticing to many of today’s active retirees. But if you don’t have a particular place in mind, searching for the right retirement community could put a significant drain on your savings. The average price of a home in Louisiana, however, is under $130,000. The cost of living is 11% lower than the national average and the state income tax rate is one of the lowest in the country.

1) Crowley

Crowley, Louisiana was founded in 1886 but grew at the turn of the century as one of the region’s top producers of rice and farm raised crawfish. The rice mills paved the way for the town to grow and today it’s home to some magnificent historic structures, such as the Grand Opera House of the South. Opened in 1901 it was recently renovated to welcome musicians and performers of all genres. Miller Stadium ballpark has kept the 1940’s feel it was built with and it’s a great place to see a game. With a population around 15,000 Crowley is an ideal town to settle in. Today’s retirees are looking to enjoy life and get the most out of their money. Who isn’t? Crowley is located just west of Lafayette and south of I-10 making it a great home base to explore Louisiana and America.

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