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- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingA-
- Health & FitnessB-
- Outdoor ActivitiesB
Livingston Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 138,111. In Livingston Parish, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Livingston Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Livingston Parish are highly rated.
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Livingston Parish Reviews
I lived in Livingston parish for many years before moving to Ascension parish. Both parishes have grown exponentially in the last 15 years or so. The schools are wonderfully rated but I am surprised that none of the reviews I read mentioned the overwhelming drug problems in both parishes. Crime, mostly theft of property is well above average and the number of drug related arrests have tripled in the last 10 years. Livingston has a terrible reputation for this reason. That being said, most areas in the parish are safe and the people are friendly. When choosing an area to rent or buy, I would research the crime rates and get an honest opinion from someone or on the web.
I grew up in Baton Rouge and moved to Walker in 2001. When I lived in Baton Rouge, I went to private school and lived in a nice neighborhood within a mile of the Mall of Louisiana. When we moved to Walker, I attended public school and lived less than a mile away from the middle of town, which wasn’t much back then. There wasn’t even a Walmart yet. Needless to say, I’ve experienced both city living and country living. When I lived in Baton Rouge, most of the neighborhoods had sidewalks and some, like ours, even had a children’s playground/park within walking distance. When we moved to Walker, sidewalks didn’t exist and the nearest park was at least a mile away, even though we lived in the middle of town. The communities in the suburbs of New Orleans and Baton Rouge seem like they have community events that cater to different age groups and different lifestyles almost once a week. That doesn’t exist in Livingston parish.
Livingston Parish is a community that bands together in all circumstances. We as a community never let each other down. We unify in times of need or downfall. We have a family bond like no other parish. The parish is small and close knit, but far from lacking culture or personality. Though it's not very diverse in ethnicity or race, it is very diverse in opportunities, traditions, and family. All the citizens know each other and have a deep rooted history. There are very few shops and stores, but there are many sights and locations worth the time to experience it.