Lifestyle

One of the major reasons Livingston Parish is one of the nation’s fastest growing counties is the lifestyle it offers.  Despite the recent growth locally, our communities retain their personality and charm.  Families value the public schools – among the best in the state – along with the safe neighborhoods and extensive public park system that offers recreational youth sports opportunities.  Living here is affordable, and with the parish remaining largely rural, there is lots of land available for development leaving great opportunities for growth.

The most visible growth is in the retail sector, with major stores like Bass Pro and Sam’s Club driving business into town.  More shops and restaurants have followed, and now the Juban Crossing retail development is in the works, helping to bring even more conveniences to our doorstep.

In Livingston Parish, a wide range of activities is within reach – it’s one of the only places in the country where you can drive 15 minutes in one direction and be in the downtown of a capital city, or drive 15 minutes in the opposite direction and find a secluded river.  Livingston has more than 300 miles of navigable waterways, including six rivers that offer waterfront dining, opportunities for fishing, boating, skiing and tubing, and even access to New Orleans by boat.  Livingston’s waterways have attracted residential and recreational development, with beautiful home sites large and small.

Golf enthusiasts love the courses at Carter Plantation and Greystone Country Club, both offering residential opportunities.  And for a quick getaway, there’s Tickfaw State Park, one of the state’s top 10 most visited parks.  At Tickfaw you’ll find hiking, canoeing, cabins and RV hookups, and a splash park for children.  Families also enjoy the many seasonal festivals our cities host, with live music, arts & crafts and more.  And Denham Springs’s award-winning antique district is one of the largest in Louisiana – you won’t leave empty handed!

For more information about festivals, events and other attractions in Livingston Parish, visit www.livingstontourism.com