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What St Francisville is like for active adults
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. Photo of St. Francisville Inn courtesy of Wikipedia and Hank5720.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

Retirees will find low crime and a more beautiful and prosperous community than in many other Louisiana towns. The median home price in St. Francisville was about $200,000 in 2012 through 2014, although the town is so small the numbers tend to gyrate widely. Obviously  historic homes will cost much more.

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What is special about this retirement community
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
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What is not special about this retirement community
It is a small tourist town with less than 2000 people.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who like small, historic towns in the south
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Local economy is driven by
Tourism, construction, healthcare
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Climate and Physical Environment
Northeast Louisiana on the Mississippi, near the Mississippi border. About 28 miles from Baton Rouge
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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
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The crime rate in St. Francisville is the lowest we have seen for any town in Louisiana.
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Medical facilities
There are 2 hospitals within 10 miles - West Feliciana Parish Hospital and Pointe Coupee General Hospital
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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is 26 miles.
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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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