Rouge et Blanc

It’s easy to enjoy living in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana.

The region’s rich scenery provides a natural backdrop for top area neighborhoods that range from planned communities to historic homes in the downtown area and lakefront living. In addition, living in Lake Charles means lower home prices compared to many cities across the nation, along with the reduced costs of other daily items essential to affordable living such as fuel and groceries.

Large enough for residents to pick and choose where to live based on individual and family preferences, but compact enough to provide convenient access to a number of key amenities, Lake Charles living is the best of both worlds. Many of this region's most popular neighborhoods are located near top area schools, parks and retail outlets.

5th Lowest

Louisiana residents enjoy a total tax burden - state and local taxes combined as a percentage of income - that ranks 5th lowest in the nation.
The Tax Foundation, 2015