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Lakefront Louisiana living paired with historic charm and a vibrant nightlife
Located in southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles is a waterfront city surrounding Lake Charles and Prien Lake. Lake Charles houses McNeese State University and a variety of public schools in the city’s school district.
Two large hotels and casinos, Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino and L’Auberge Casino Resort, bring in an abundance of tourists to enjoy the casinos, bars, restaurants, and live music. Visit the Charpentier Historic District to admire historic buildings, streets, and museums. Downtown, you’ll find the Mardi Gras Museum which houses the largest display of Mardi Gras costumes in the South.
Enjoy a delicious variety of seafood and Cajun restaurants around town, as well as public beach access on Lake Charles. Upscale apartments and cozy condos are available for rent in this lively, lakefront city.
As of October 2018, the average apartment rent in Lake Charles, LA is $778 for a studio, $923 for one bedroom, $1,074 for two bedrooms, and $1,241 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Lake Charles has decreased by -0.3% in the past year.
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Top 10 Apartments in Lake Charles
- Watervue, 1-3 Bed, $1,180 - 2,110
- Springs at Country Club Apartments, Studio - 3 Bed, $969 - 1,766
- The Legacy at Lake Charles, 1-3 Bed, $1,060 - 1,860
- Advenir At Lake Charles, 1-3 Bed, $919 - 1,918
- Country Club Pointe Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $1,013 - 1,989
- Nelson Pointe Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $986 - 1,356
- West M, 1-3 Bed, $896 - 2,032
- Evergreen River Oaks, 1-3 Bed, $1,030 - 1,750
- Flats on Walters, 1-4 Bed, $825 - 1,250
- The Phoenix Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $825 - 1,145
Living in Lake Charles
The main shopping center in Lake Charles is Prien Lake Mall located on Prien Lake Road. Here you will find the typical department stores, jewelry stands, and food court. Another shopping favorite is downtown where you can find shops for local artisans and art galleries. The Cottage Shops are a unique group of locally owned shops that include gift shops, salons, and more. In addition, Lake Charles is home to two very active farmer's markets. One farmer’s market is downtown on Saturday mornings. The other is south of town on Tuesday evenings.
The Creole Nature Trail is much loved by locals and visitors alike. You can walk the trail for an afternoon at-one with nature. You’ll see wildlife of all kinds, possibly even an alligator or two. The Lake Charles Boardwalk is one of a kind. There is a splash pad and fountain that kids off all ages love to splash in during the summer.
No matter where you live in Lake Charles, there is an excellent restaurant nearby. Located in Southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles gets the best of many worlds when it comes to cuisine. Many of the city’s most popular restaurants are locally owned gems that might be somewhat off the beaten path. Depending on what type of food you’re in the mood for, you have several different choices. For Louisiana’s well known Cajun cooking, there is Steamboat Bills located right off I-10. Pujo Street Café and Pat’s of Henderson serve tradition Cajun cuisine in a slightly more sophisticated atmosphere. Head over to Harry’s Restaurant in Moss Bluff during crawfish season for a real Cajun treat. Don’t forget to stop by Peggy’s Superette in Goosport for their famous, unbeatable boudin. Lake Charles also has a variety of foods from several other cultures. There is Kyoto’s Japanese Steakhouse, Tony’s Italian Pizza, and Casa Manana Mexican Restaurant.
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La Maison Apartments - AFFORDABLE HOUSING5001 Pecan Acres St, Lake Charles, LA 70605$638 - 982 1-4 Bed Not Available337-419-2043
The Manor at Lake Charles2260 Prejean Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70607$546 - 806 1-3 Bed Available Now844-884-3149
The Commons at McNeese4510 Common St, Lake Charles, LA 70607$835 - 1,025 2-3 Bed Available Now844-597-2449
1551 E Main St Unit 3Lake Charles, LA 70615$900 2 Bed Available Now225-258-1688|
1740 6th AveLake Charles, LA 70601$800 House for Rent Available Now337-656-1928|
4928 S Prien Lake RdLake Charles, LA 70605$2,150 House for Rent Available Now
4543 Summerdale StLake Charles, LA 70605$1,550 House for Rent Available Now337-205-8874|
224 Park Ave Unit ELake Charles, LA 70601$975 1 Bed Available 10/16/181 hr
730 Iris St Unit 1/2Lake Charles, LA 70601$1,200 2 Bed Available 10/16/181 hr
617 E School St Unit BLake Charles, LA 70607$2,100 2 Bed Available 10/16/181 hr
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