St Francisville : Louisiana

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What it's Like to Retire in St Francisville

St. Francisville Louisiana is one of the prettiest and most charming small towns along the Gulf Coast. If you imagine that Louisiana is shaped like a boot, St. Francisville is on the front where the shoe meets the upper last. It is a quaint town on the Mississippi and very popular with both tourists and people in retirement. The town was listed in the book: "The 200 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America."

This historic town which has been restored with a very active Main Street Program. Beautiful ante-bellum homes are flanked by live oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss. Majestic plantations are a major tourist attraction.  Many events are scheduled to keep things lively. Photos of St. Francisville Inn and plantation home Butler Greenwood courtesy of Wikipedia and Hank5720.


Where to Retire in St Francisville and Home Prices

Retirees will find low crime and a more beautiful and prosperous community than in many other Louisiana towns. The median listing price of a home home in St. Francisville was about $285,000 in mid-2016, according to Zillow, although the town is so small the numbers tend to gyrate widely. Obviously  historic homes will cost much more.


What is special about St Francisville

Main Street program. Low cost of living. Beautiful, historic town with more than 140 registered historic places. The Mississippi River. Historic reenactments and many local events

What is not special about St Francisville

It is a small tourist town with less than 2000 people.

Who will like retirement in St Francisville

People who like small, historic towns in the south

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, construction, healthcare

Climate and Physical Environment

Northeast Louisiana on the Mississippi, near the Mississippi border. About 28 miles from Baton Rouge

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are a number of festivals, reenactments, and events throughout the year.  Baton Rouge, home to LSU and the state capital, is only 26 miles away


The crime rate in St. Francisville is the lowest we have seen for any town in Louisiana.

Medical facilities

There are 2 hospitals within 10 miles - West Feliciana Parish Hospital and Pointe Coupee General Hospital


Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is 26 miles.

Valuable Links

St. Francisville official website
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  • State: LA
  • Environment: Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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