Residents both old and new have chosen to call St. Landry Parish home for a number of reasons including its rich and unique traditions, vibrant culture, true Southern hospitality, access to quality amenities and many more. Young professionals, growing families, empty nesters and retirees have all embraced St. Landry Parish’s unrivaled Joie de Vie.
Renters, first-time buyers and seasoned homeowners have all found the perfect place to call home within St. Landry Parish. An affordable cost of living, quiet and gracious neighborhoods and a wide range of home styles continue to draw people looking to relocate to one of the friendly parish communities. An abundance of single-family homes are available with a great mix of new, custom-built residences and older, well-maintained dwellings featuring Creole, French, Acadian, Anglo-American and Victorian style influences. The selection of single-family homes is joined by multi-family options, quality manufactured homes, spacious townhomes and cost-friendly apartment units.
The area is also a haven for retirees. In fact, St. Landry Parish is a certified Louisiana retirement community, thanks to a grant sponsored by the Louisiana Retirement Development Commission in the Office of Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu.
St. Landry Parish offers all the features necessary to enjoy retirement and la bonne vie including culture, shopping, dining, festivals, outdoor recreation, senior living options and state-of-the-art healthcare, to name a few.
According to Raymond Aguillard, President of Century 21 DCG/Aguillard Realty, due to the slowed economy, 2009 saw a slight decline in reported sales in the MLS with a total of 261 properties. Of the total sales, 168 properties, or 64 percent, were below $150,000 in St. Landry Parish. Residential sales between $150,000 to $299,999 were around 33 percent, and the remaining 3 percent of the sales were at or above $300,000. While the closed sale numbers were down, the median sales price increased. The median sales price was $112,000 and the total dollar volume of residential sales was $31,846,628.
For more information on relocating to St. Landry Parish, or to access a list of referred realtors in the area, contact the Opelousas-St. Landry Chamber of Commerce at 337-942-2683 or visit online at www.opelousaschamber.org.