Lake Charles is the fifth largest city in Louisiana and a vibrant hub for culture, education and industry. Gaming, tourism and petro chemical refining are among major drivers of the economy. Lake Charles has something unique for everyone. Great weather and lots of local amenities to enjoy as well as affordable cost of living, make Lakes Charles the perfect place to call home.
Home to McNesse State University and Sowela Technical Community College, this city also boasts excellent public schools. Top rated schools include, Lake Charles Elementary. T.S Cooley Elementary, A.A Nelson Elementary and Lebleu Settlement Elementary. Lake Charles School District has 59 schools.
Attractions include a variety of historic buildings and landmarks, some featured in the National Register of Historic Places. The Charpentier Historic District hosts a concentration of historic homes and other landmarks.The Mardi Gras Museum of Calcasieu on Kirby Street showcases an impressive collection of costumes, while the Children’s Museum on 327 Broad St, receives rave reviews for its variety of things to see and do for children.
Lake Charles is a haven for outdoor lovers boasting several rustic parks to experience. Millennium Park in downtown Lake Charles overlooks the beautiful lake and offers lots of child-friendly amenities including a splash park, tree house and hidden places to picnic and enjoy flora and fauna.
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