Whether you're relocating for work or school or settling on a place to retire, Lake Charles has become a popular destination for people all over the country. The classic Louisiana city has an up-and-coming nightlife scene, yet it manages to maintain its appealing small-town charm. Plus, the city has a growing local economy, it's home to great colleges and universities, and it offers affordable living. As a result, locals enjoy a fun, exciting, and family-friendly place to live and thrive.
Our real estate agents are always talking about the benefits of Lake Charles living, and we've compiled this quick list of top reasons you should consider moving here:
- You'll Love The Culture
Lake Charles is at the heart of Louisiana culture, which means this city has an amazing jazz music scene, we snack on Boudin, and of course, we know how to celebrate Mardi Gras. Besides the opportunities to party and the abundance of Cajun and Creole cuisine, the city is full of museums and performance centers, and we host numerous festivals throughout the year. You'll definitely want to check out the Lake Charles' Pirate Festival, which offers food, music, and entertainment.
- It Has A Great Nightlife
Lake Charles is home to many great restaurants and fun bars, but you'll also have the chance to visit your choice of three major casinos. The L'Auberge du Lac Casino is one of the best. The attached resort offers a spa, swimming pools, restaurants, and bars, and it makes for the perfect staycation.
- It's A Golfer's Paradise
If you love to golf, you'll find yourself right at home in Lake Charles. There are a total of five golf courses (including one at L'Auberge du Lac Casino) within the city and surrounding area, plus numerous driving ranges and mini golf courses. It won't be hard to find a golf course within a short drive of these Lake Charles homes for sale.
- Unlimited Outdoor Activities
One of the best parts about Lake Charles is the Creole Nature Trail, a 180-mile scenic byway known as Louisiana's Outback. It's not only a nice drive, but you'll find dozens of places to fish, boat, kayak, bike, hike, or observe local wildlife. Make sure to pack plenty of water, food, and insect repellent.
- Enjoy Warm Weather All Year Round
While yes, Louisiana tends to get a bit humid, the weather allows for outdoor activities nearly all year long. While things cool off from December through January, it's often still warm enough to enjoy time outdoors. If you love warm weather, Lake Charles is the place for you.
- We Take Farmer's Markets Seriously
Our area is surrounded by farmland, which means the city hosts some pretty large farmer's markets. Our markets run all year long, and our local farmers come together to offer fresh produce, condiments, baked goods, and more. Shopping at our local farmer's markets is a great way to acquire fresh and healthy food and support our local economy.
If you're looking for great weather, amazing culture, and plenty of things to do, you'll definitely want to consider a move to Lake Charles. Contact us today, and we can help you schedule a tour of one of our many local listings.