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Best Places to Live in Louisiana in 2020-21

Mild winters, live music, sports teams and of course, the culinary scene are all components of the Pelican State’s culture. From Ark-La-Tex to the bayou, here are the best places to live in Louisiana.

For more information on how we rank, read the Best Places to Live methodology.

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Lafayette, LA

badge #1 in Best Places to Live in Louisiana

Folks in the south Louisiana town of Lafayette work hard, but they live well, too, thanks to their access to outstanding cuisine, gre… more

  • 5.9 Overall Score
  • 5.2 Quality of Life
  • 7.7 Value

Baton Rouge, LA

badge #2 in Best Places to Live in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, the ever-expanding capital of Louisiana, increasingly absorbs the flavor of New Orleans without adopting the bustle of a… more

  • 5.9 Overall Score
  • 4.7 Quality of Life
  • 7.7 Value

New Orleans, LA

badge #3 in Best Places to Live in Louisiana

New Orleans charms visitors and locals alike with its music, diverse cuisine and a stubborn refusal to abandon its cultural tradition… more

  • 5.6 Overall Score
  • 4.9 Quality of Life
  • 5.3 Value

Shreveport, LA

badge #4 in Best Places to Live in Louisiana

The identity of Shreveport, Louisiana, unlike that of New Orleans, is not rooted in Cajun-Creole traditions, but in a blended Souther… more

  • 5.3 Overall Score
  • 5.2 Quality of Life
  • 6.1 Value