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Lake Charles

Lakefront Louisiana living paired with historic charm and a vibrant nightlife

  • Lakefront
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Casinos
  • Historic

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.

Rent Trends

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.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 619 $778
1 BR 723 $923
2 BR 1,027 $1,074
3 BR 1,277 $1,241

Ratings

39 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
49 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Lake Charles

  1. Watervue, 1-3 Bed, $1,180 - 2,110
  2. Springs at Country Club Apartments, Studio - 3 Bed, $969 - 1,766
  3. The Legacy at Lake Charles, 1-3 Bed, $1,060 - 1,860
  4. Advenir At Lake Charles, 1-3 Bed, $919 - 1,918
  5. Country Club Pointe Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $1,013 - 1,989
  6. Nelson Pointe Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $986 - 1,356
  7. West M, 1-3 Bed, $896 - 2,032
  8. Evergreen River Oaks, 1-3 Bed, $1,030 - 1,750
  9. Flats on Walters, 1-4 Bed, $825 - 1,250
  10. The Phoenix Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $825 - 1,145

Living in Lake Charles

  • Shopping

    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.

  • Parks

    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.

  • Restaurants

    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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  • Watervue
    1225 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    1 / 118
    New
    $1,180 - 2,110 1-3 Bed Available Now
    337-656-1911
  • The Legacy at Lake Charles
    5490 Elliott Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    1 / 24
    2 hrs
    $1,060 - 1,860 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-414-2091
  • Advenir At Lake Charles
    1531 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    1 / 3
    1 hr
    $919 - 1,918 1-3 Bed Available Now
    877-524-9047
  • Nelson Pointe Apartment Homes
    5200 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    1 / 119
    New
    $986 - 1,356 1-3 Bed Available Now
    337-513-0894
  • West M
    1330 W McNeese St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    1 / 26
    3 hrs
    $896 - 2,032 1-3 Bed Available Now
    888-819-6316
  • Evergreen River Oaks
    4650 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    1 hr
    $1,030 - 1,750 1-3 Bed Available Now
    337-656-0792
  • Flats on Walters
    807 Walters St, Lake Charles, LA 70607
    2 wks
    $825 - 1,250 1-4 Bed Available Now
    844-878-2799
  • The Phoenix Apartments
    3619 Texas St, Lake Charles, LA 70607
    2 wks
    $825 - 1,145 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-743-1266
  • Valley View
    4401 5th Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70607
    2 wks
    $555 - 755 1-3 Bed Not Available
    844-693-9369
  • Village Green
    2700 Ernest St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    2 wks
    $775 - 1,025 1-3 Bed Available Now
    866-443-3724
  • Pecan Acres Apartments
    5020 Pecan Acres St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
    New
    $845 - 1,145 1-3 Bed Available Now
    337-656-0655
  • Muller's Lofts
    625 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
    2 wks
    $900 1-2 Bed Available Soon
    844-581-2976
  • 2 wks
    The Manor at Lake Charles
    2260 Prejean Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70607
    $546 - 806 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-884-3149
  • 2 wks
    The Commons at McNeese
    4510 Common St, Lake Charles, LA 70607
    $835 - 1,025 2-3 Bed Available Now
    844-597-2449
  • 2 days
    1740 6th Ave
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    $800 House for Rent Available Now
    337-656-1928
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  • 2 wks
    4543 Summerdale St
    Lake Charles, LA 70605
    $1,550 House for Rent Available Now
    337-205-8874
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