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Charm and Convenience in Historic Lake Charles

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The Lake Charles Historic District includes a number of diverse neighborhoods established more than 100 years ago that offer historic homes in an array of architectural styles. As the largest of the three neighborhoods comprising the Lake Charles Historic District, Charpentier is reputed for its 30-block collection of Victorian-style homes. Margaret Place promises intimate bungalows and cottages, while Shell Beach Drive features historic homes on a prominent street along the southeastern side of the lake. Located about five minutes from downtown Lake Charles, these historic enclaves are known for their “front porch culture,” generous sidewalks, mature trees and gracious sense of community hospitality. In 2014, the average active listing in the area for a 12-month period was $492,700 with an average price of $110 per square foot.


  • Parks/Outdoor

    Residents of the Lake Charles Historic District can enjoy walking, jogging and riding bikes along its accommodating streets. Multiple parks are a 10-minute drive away and include Drew Park for a scenic view of the lake, playground equipment, a walking trail and many shaded areas for an afternoon picnic. Also close by, Lock Park provides additional recreational space for families to enjoy and where community festivals are often held. Within five minutes is Lake Charles, a popular place to boat and sail. Combined with the brick-lined path of its promenade, benches and public art make the downtown lakefront shore a favorite site for strolling and relaxing.


  • Shopping

    Eateries and shops downtown are just five minutes away from the Lake Charles Historic District. Prien Lake Mall, which includes anchor department stores, adult and children’s clothing stores, housewares and other shops, is less than 10 minutes away. For access to outlets, supermarkets, sporting goods stores and boutiques, neighborhood residents need only drive about 10 minutes.


Residents of the Historic District often send their children to these private schools: