Homes for Sale in Ascension
If you are looking for home, consider Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Although the fourth smallest parish in Louisiana, statistics show that for several years, Ascension Parish has been one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Ascension Parish has two designated cities, Gonzales and Donaldsonville, and one town, Sorrento. Additionally, there are 39 unincorporated communities and two census-designated areas. All of these communities total around 40,000 households.
The area is rich in history, as Ascension Parish was established in 1907. The city of Donaldsonville was the capitol of Louisiana from 1829-1831. Antebellum homes dot the plantation-country landscape, some available for tours. The surrounding area offers both the natural beauty and prolific wildlife of cypress swamps.
Living in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Providing a quality lifestyle, Ascension Parish’s proximity to New Orleans and Baton Rouge means residents have the advantage of big city amenities; the parish is approximately 25 minutes outside of Baton Rouge and 45 minutes from New Orleans. Additionally, eleven major highways traverse Ascension Parish making it easy to commute to work and visit area attractions.
However, one does not need to leave the parish for work as over 8,540 businesses abound. For example, over 20,000 workers are located within 10 miles of Sunshine Business Park, which provides sites for warehouses, offices, and retail properties. Other Ascension Parish businesses include:
- Motiva, a leading refiner, distributor and marketer of fuels
- Air Product, A worldwide supplier of industrial gases and equipment, specialty and intermediate chemicals, and environmental and energy systems
- Mosaic Faustina, phosphoric acid and fertilizer production
- Louis Dreyfus Olefins, manufacturing petroleum
Nearly 22% of Ascension Parish workers are employed in educational services, and health care and social assistance. The second highest percentage of workers – nearly 13% – are employed in manufacturing.
Ascension Parish provides many fast food establishments and fine dining options. For example, Houmas House Plantation, one of the South’s oldest and most beautiful plantation estates, is the home of Latil’s Landing Restaurant, The Carriage House Restaurant, Café Burnside, and The Wine Cellars of Houmas House, catering to those with a particular palate. They also serve Sunday brunch. Another interesting place to eat is The Cabin in Burnside, created from restored original slave dwellings of the Monroe Plantation, approximately 180 years old.
All major retail stores provide shopping options within the parish. Flea Market of Louisiana in Prairieville delights bargain hunters of every age.
Residents can receive medical care at Ascension Medical Clinic, Seaside Health Care, and United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, all in Gonzales. Additionally, many private-practice doctors meet the medical needs of parish residents.
Education in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Over 20,000 children attend school in the Ascension Parish public school system. Education is important in Ascension Parish, apparent from its quality public school system. Dutchtown High School, for example, was nationally recognized by the US News, receiving a bronze rating.
Four high schools are within Ascension Parish:
Dutchtown, East Ascension, and St. Amant High Schools receive students from eight middle (or intermediate) schools. Nineteen primary schools provide education from Pre-K or K through 5th grade.
Donaldsonville High receives students from Lowery Middle School, grades 6-8. Lowery Elementary School serves students in grades 3-6 and Donaldsonville Elementary those in Pre-K through 2nd grade.
The parish as a whole received an “A” rating in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 from the Department of Education. Niche, a company that ranks schools nationally, ranks Ascension Parish public schools #7 overall in the state of Louisiana. An earned score of “A-” took academics, teachers, educational outcomes, administrative policy, resources and facilities, teachers, and other factors into consideration. River Parish Community College, ranked among the fastest growing community and technical colleges in the nation, and Ascension Technical College (both in Sorrento) provide continuing education to the parish’s residents.
Things to Do in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Many restaurants and stores provide a wide variety of dining and shopping experiences within the parish. For example, Cajun Village with its restored Acadian buildings, located in Sorrento, offers unique shops and galleries, and an alligator pond. Cabela’s 165,000 square-foot showroom of outdoor hunting and fishing gear in Gonzales is both entertaining and educational, with animal displays and aquariums the whole family will enjoy. Tanger Outlet Center with over 90 stores and restaurants attracts area shoppers.
Recreational opportunities abound. The hot summers find residents enjoying Blue Bayou waterpark and Dixie Landin’ amusement park. Golf courses and neighborhood parks provide outdoor fun for family members. For added enjoyment, many Ascension Parish communities have their own annual festivities, such as the Gonzales Jambalaya Festival, which holds the Guinness Book World Records top score for the world’s largest pot of Jambalaya. Other festivals include the Swamp Pop Music Festival, the Boucherie Festival, the Sunshine Festival, and the Awesome Art and Autumn Garden Arts Cultural Festival at the Houmas House Plantation.
Real Estate in Ascension Parish, Louisiana
In addition to the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, with the River Region Art Gallery in the gift shop, one can visit the newly-restored Bocage Plantation and drive by Ashland Bell-Helene on River Road. Also located on River Road is the African American Museum, celebrating African American history and art forms.
Ascension Parish Real Estate
Ascension Parish real estate provides options for every type of home buyer. Pre-owned and new construction homes are located in many fine communities within the parish. Additionally, if you are interested in looking at foreclosed homes in Ascension Parish, your RE/MAX real estate professional can help.
Multiple developments provide new construction homes in Ascension Parish. One example of a parish community is Lakes at Ascension, which derives its name from two stocked lakes. Homes range from 2,100 square feet to 4,100 square feet, some with swimming pools, and all with mature landscaping, since this neighborhood was established in 1998.
Another popular Ascension Parish development is Conway, a “walkable” premier lifestyle community set on 350 Acres in Gonzales. Featuring 46 acres of lakes, parks, and biking/walking trails, outdoor activities abound. The community features a clubhouse and private pool. Residents are served by a grocery store, restaurants, boutiques, a fitness center, and office spaces housing various services. Lots begin at $42,500.
Some new-construction developments include:
- Woodland Manor, located in Gonzales, has homes starting at $199,900.
- Hollows of Dutchtown with homes ranging from $330,000 to $450,000 is located in Prairieville, Louisiana.
- Dutchtown Meadows, in Geismar, offers homes starting at $290,000
- Point Andrew, located in Gonzales, presents homes starting in the $160’s.
- Hidden Cove, in Prairieville, has homes starting in the $270’s.
If your family is looking for a home builder to provide a new, custom home on your own lot, some quality home builders in Ascension Parish include:
- Tim Kinchen Fine Homes, with ten years of new home construction experience in this area.
- Alvarez Construction, whose The Grove at Ascension, a single-family, master planned community. features ninety homes in a central lake community setting.
- Townsend homes, with thirteen models from which you may choose, or you can have them design a home specifically for you.
- Waguespack Homes will build on your lot or you can have your home built in their subdivision, West Creek
If one looks at recent real estate transfers, they will see the wide variety of home sizes and prices available in this area. Whether your desire is for a new home, a re-sale, or a foreclosure, your RE/MAX Louisiana real estate agent can help you find the perfect Ascension Parish home for your family. Contact them today.
Ascension Parish Homes and Land for Rent and Sale
Our Parish consist of a cluster of 7 main city: Darrow, Donaldsonville, Geismar, Gonzales, Prairieville, Sorrento, and St Amant. These communities make up the bulk of the 117000 plus residents living in Ascension Parish. Each city offers something special for everyone. Click Here to explore the neighborhoods and Subdivisions of Ascension Parish.
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