WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO LOUISIANA    

ENCHANTING CULTURE

Louisiana is unique and culturally diverse with New Orleans as one of the best city attractions. The Pelican State is known worldwide for jazz, exciting nightlife, and colorful Cajun & Creole culture.

PROUD PEOPLE & POPPIN' PARTIES

The people of Louisiana are hospitable, proud, and resilient, having rebounded from Hurricane Katrina. This state loves festivals and hosts Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and the French Quarter festival.

CLIMATE

Be prepared to sweat! Temperatures hover around 90 degrees in the summer and 66 degrees for winter. Storms are common; you should be prepared for tornadoes, tropical thunderstorms, and hurricanes.

DRIVERS LICENSE

You need to update your vehicle’s registration within 30 days of your move. Go to the LA Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV not DMV) to register your car and update your driver's license.

REAL ESTATE

Louisiana homes here are listed at an average of $209,391 with median sales at just above $165,000. For more information, you should visit the Louisiana Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to Louisiana, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

93 Fun Things to Do in Louisisana

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Louisiana, but we only had room for 93! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

2018 Best Places to Live in Louisiana

Explore the best towns and cities to live in Louisiana based on factors such as crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

Make Memories at Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a holiday, just like Christmas and Easter, but instead of presents and cheer there are beads and beer. Arrive no later than March 1 and stay through March 6.