Are you sick of being a city slicker?
Do you long for life in suburban Louisiana? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?
We do too.
Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.
So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Baton Rouge, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Louisiana suburb was best?
No worries. We got it all figured out here.
These are the 10 best suburbs in the Pelican State:
- Harahan (Photos)
- Brusly (Photos)
- Mandeville (Photos)
- Zachary (Photos)
- Abita Springs (Photos)
- Central (Photos)
- St. Francisville (Photos)
- Kenner (Photos)
- Plaquemine (Photos)
Harahan is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Louisiana.
So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Louisiana, we’ve got you covered.
How do you determine which suburb is the best in Louisiana anyways?
To give you the best suburbs in Louisiana, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Pelican State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Louisiana, we looked at every town between 2,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).
We paid particular attention to:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher is Better)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We ranked each suburb in Louisiana across a number of criteria from one to 24, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Louisiana”.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Louisiana
Read on to see why Harahan is the ‘burb with the most, while New Roads is probably not the best place to live in Louisiana.
Median Income: $59,397
Median Home Price: $221,700
Harahan is located 17 miles west of New Orleans.
Median Income: $80,000
Median Home Price: $198,700
Brusly is located 8 miles west of Baton Rouge.
Median Income: $71,996
Median Home Price: $259,600
Mandeville is located 24 miles north of New Orleans.
Median Income: $75,472
Median Home Price: $206,300
Zachary is located 14 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Median Income: $65,956
Median Home Price: $169,400
Addis is located 9 miles west of Baton Rouge.
Median Income: $63,841
Median Home Price: $191,000
Abita Springs is located 29 miles north of New Orleans.
Median Income: $70,618
Median Home Price: $191,000
Central is located 9 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Median Income: $55,724
Median Home Price: $194,900
St. Francisville is located 27 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Median Income: $50,979
Median Home Price: $169,700
Kenner is located 19 miles west of New Orleans.
Median Income: $42,430
Median Home Price: $124,100
Plaquemine is located 13 miles south of Baton Rouge.
There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Louisiana
Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Louisiana according to the data:
- New Roads
- St. Gabriel
For more Louisiana reading, check out:
- 10 Safest Places In Louisiana
- 10 Most Ghetto Cities In Louisiana
- 10 Most Dangerous Places In Louisiana
Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Louisiana