In southwest Louisiana, you'll find tasty food, lively music and the great outdoors. Also known as Cajun fun country, Lake Charles and the surrounding parishes boast spicy Cajun cooking served with a large helping of energizing Zydeco and Cajun music.
Located along a picturesque lake with the only white sand inland beach on the entire Gulf Coast, Lake Charles is family friendly and community-oriented. The beautiful forest land and waterways are popular with hunters, fishermen, hikers and boating enthusiasts.
With its unique blend of deep-South tradition, French Acadian, English and Native American heritage, Lake Charles offers a multitude of activities and opportunities. You may find yourself meandering through the Creole Nature Trail or waltzing down Ryan Street during the Krewe of Krewes Mardi Gras Parade. Cultural events and programs can be found at any of the five museums, symphony halls and theatres.
Lake Charles is home to the historic Charpentier District, a nearly 20 block area of restored Victorian homes listed in the National Historic Register.
This community also takes pride in providing quality educational facilities from preschool centers to advanced degrees in higher education. McNeese State University, rated as one of the best public four-year universities in the state, offers more than 100 degree programs.
Lake Charles is centrally located on Interstate 10 between Houston and New Orleans with regional air access. There is truly so much to savor in southwest Louisiana, which is why we invite you to join us and choose it as your home.