For a retirement that puts you in a beautiful location, with easy access to iconic cities, on the Gulf Coast Louisiana can’t be beat. This colorful state has a low cost of living and a vibrant culture that will keep you on your toes and help you make the most of your newfound freedom.
NewHomeSource found the top five cities for retirees in Louisiana according to Niche.com. You can find a fantastic city for your new life and new homes designed for comfort and convenience, so take the first step to making the perfect retirement a reality.
Top 5 Cities to Retire in Louisiana
- Baton Rouge
- New Orleans
1. Metairie, Louisiana
Metairie, LA serves up New Orleans charm and fosters a truly vibrant community. For retirees looking to live an active and engaged life cannot go wrong when they start their retirement here.
Metairie serves up New Orleans iconic historic architecture. Visit the Longue Vue House and Gardens and the New Canal Lighthouse to get a taste of it. South Carrollton Avenue serves up beautiful buildings and great shopping. You can also take a trip to LaSalle’s Landing and relive your childhood dreams of being a pirate.
Niche.com named the beautiful New Orleans suburb of Metairie as the third best city for retirees in the country, and for good reason. This affordable community has a median rent over $60 a month less than the national median rent, allowing active adults to invest in their lifestyle and enjoy a great degree of flexibility in their new life.
If you are ready to make your dream retirement a reality, start exploring the new homes for sale in Metairie.
2. Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette is a beautiful city in Southern Louisiana, perfect for retirees looking to enjoy life and make their investments go further.
Lake Martin, Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours and Moncus Park let retirees get outdoors and enjoy Louisiana’s iconic scenery. Vermilionville Historic Village is a living history museum that showcases Cajun and Creole life.
Retiring in Lafayette gives people flexibility and freedom. Niche.com puts median home value in Lafayette at $177,100, almost $10,000 lower than the national median value. With median rent over $100 less a month than the national median rent, you can spend your money on the things you love.
Now is the time to start planning your retirement. Find the perfect new home for this amazing new chapter in your life.
3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge is a beautiful city for retirees looking to make the most of their new freedom and make their fixed income work for them.
Louisiana’s capitol city is an exciting place to call home. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol is a beautiful piece of architecture and a fun space to tour. Blue Bayou Water Park is a fun place to visit, and we won’t tell if you leave the grandkids at home.
If you want to make your fixed income last longer Baton Rouge is a great retirement destination. Niche.com puts the median home value in Baton Rouge over $20,000 lower than the national median home value and a median rent almost $150 less per month than the national median rent.
Stop dreaming about your retirement, and take the first step to make it a reality. Find the perfect new house in Baton Rouge for your new life today!
4. Shreveport, Louisiana
Shreveport is a thriving city in Louisiana, great for retirees. If you want to enjoy a vibrant culture on the banks of the Red River, then head on over to Shreveport for your new life.
Shreveport is a very affordable city for retirees. With median home value, according to Niche.com, over $50,000 lower than the national median home value, retirees can invest in their lifestyle, while spending money on the ‘want tos’ not the ‘have tos.’
Shreveport is a great city for retirees, and has a number of new homes for sale, designed for your unique style and circumstance.
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
Retiring in the Big Easy is an easy choice. New Orleans is a beautiful and jazzy city on the banks on the Mississippi River that welcomes newcomers with unbeatable warmth.
Even if you live in New Orleans, you have to head down to the French Quarter to Café Du Monde, your diet can take the hit from one beignet. The St. Louis Cathedral is a beautiful place for tours and worship. The French Market is always a wonderful place to shop and explore.
Live a life you love, without spending your fixed income in one place. Niche.com puts New Orleans’ median home value in lines with the national median home value. With median rent $20 lower a month than the national median rent, you can have a flexible retirement and save money.
Browse through the new homes for sale in New Orleans, and start taking the necessary steps to retire in style.
After graduating in 2016 from The University of Texas with a degree in English, Sanda Brown became a content writer for the BDX with a focus on website copy and content marketing.
At the BDX, Sanda helps write and edit articles on NewHomeSource.com, writes website copy for builders, and manages a team of freelancers that work on additional content needs.