Prairieville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 29,569 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Prairieville is the 16th largest community in Louisiana. Prairieville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures.

Prairieville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Prairieville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Prairieville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Prairieville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The population of Prairieville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.08% of adults in Prairieville have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree.

Located to the south of Baton Rouge and north of Gonzales, Prairieville is the ideal getaway if you’re looking for a taste of modern suburban lifestyle. The growing town has plenty to offer, with local eateries, sports bars, shopping centers, and wide, open spaces for children. The green surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, and warm small-town hospitality are a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city life – something you might want to savor for a day or two, or more.

Here are some of the best things to keep you busy in Prairieville:

Bayou Manchac
About a 12-minute drive away from Prairieville lies the 18-mile (29 kilometer) waterway that separates Ascension from the parishes of East Baton Rouge. The natural green surroundings of Bayou Manchac open up lots of outdoorsy activities for nature lovers, like walking paths, biking trails, and picnic spots. The water bodies of the bayou and the nearby lakes make for a busy paddling and fishing scene, and you’ll see plenty of locals carrying their canoes or patiently waiting for a catch.

The Flea Market of Louisiana
A shopper’s delight, this flea market in Prairieville has managed to retain its old-fashioned charm while incorporating modern wares. Conveniently located 5 mins from the State Fairgrounds, this place is easily the largest open-air market in the whole of Louisiana, with over 400 booths, selling everything from plants to jewelry, birth stones to scented soaps, and a huge variety of food and beverages. The free admission (9 am – 5 pm) has both locals and tourists flocking to this place by the dozens, which sees the bustling marketplace engaged in community camaraderie, amid good-natured bargaining.

Painting with a Twist
This one’s for the creative lot, who are looking to spend a fun evening doing what they love – paint. But here’s where the ‘twist’ comes in. Walk in to this fun zone, armed with light snacks and your favorite beverage (can be beer, wine or coffee) and, by the end of it, you’ll be heading home (or to your hotel), with your own masterpiece, with some help from the instructors. This no-pressure creative space attracts amateurs along with seasoned painters, because of its sheer fun factor, and it is highly popular for private parties and team-building exercises.



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