There’s more to discover when you retire in Louisiana.

While Louisiana may be best known for the party city of New Orleans, you’ll find there’s so much more to discover in the bayou state when you’re looking to retire. With cities rich in history, culture, and tasty cuisines, like Baton Rouge, the festival capital Lake Charles, and the ‘happiest city in America’, Lafayette. To the dazzling natural beauty of the bayous, state parks, and outdoor adventures found in Shreveport. Louisiana is calling all those looking for great music, good food, and the southern laid-back style of life in their golden years.

What are the benefits of retiring in Louisiana?

Considering there’s year-round warm weather and a welcoming atmosphere, Louisiana may be one of the best places to retire. With winter weather worries far from your mind, you’ll enjoy more of what Louisiana has to offer. You’ll have more to enjoy as well with Louisiana’s low tax rate, which includes no taxes on groceries, prescription medications, or social security. And with some of the lowest property taxes in the country, along with a cost of living below the national average, Louisiana may have everything you’re looking for.

  • The Great Outdoors: Louisiana has everything an outdoor enthusiast is looking for and with year-round warm weather there’s no end to what you’ll be able to enjoy. Hike through the scenic state parks and take in some of the country’s best bird watching, kayak through the bayou, fish along the wetlands of the Cajun Coast, camp, and RV, or even simply enjoy your own backyard.
  • Rich Culture and History: There’s a saying in Louisiana to let the good times roll, and they live up to that in the bayou state. With cities bursting with a mix of worldly cultures and rich history, you’ll discover delicious regional cuisines and year-round festivals celebrating everything from great Jazz to great seafood, and art galleries and museums exploring the French, Creole, and Indigenous past. With more festivals than there are days in the year, there’s always something fun happening in Louisiana.
  • Plenty to keep you occupied: With music in the air, and a beignet in hand, you’ll discover something new about Louisiana every day. Take trips along one of the nineteen byways or explore and experience the history flowing through some of the oldest cities in the country, like New Orleans’ French Quarter and the beautiful Baton Rouge.

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Plan a visit to Louisiana

Ideal living starts with the right community—so why not find one in Louisiana? Options like active senior communities and 55+ communities give you the perfect place to settle down, complete with the resort living the lifestyle you’re after. If you’re curious, set up some time to visit a community that catches your eye. Try it on for a weekend. See if it fits. Then, you’ll know for sure that Louisiana offers you the big things you want for this time of your life.


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