Previously designated communities in Louisiana include Lafayette Parish, Lake Charles, Natchitoches, Ruston and Lincoln Parish, Toledo Bend and Sabine Parish, Shreveport-Bossier City, Houma and Terrebonne Parish, and Thibodaux.
“Whether you are ready to retire or just starting a family, we invite you to Move Here to Tangipahoa Parish,” said Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Carla Tate. “Our parish has many wonderful opportunities for retirees to enjoy. We know retirees are active and vibrant and we welcome them with open arms to experience and be a part our great parish.”
Criteria used to become a certified retirement community includes: climate, demographics, tax structure at the state and local levels, local housing availability, public safety and crime index, employment and volunteer opportunities, healthcare and medical services, public transportation, recreational areas, and festival and fairs, just to name a few.