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Area Description

Natchitoches, (Nack-a-tish) the original French colony in Louisiana, is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Established in 1714, Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) retains its European flavor through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle.

Natchitoches is the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Louisiana.

The area is also known for the filming of Steel Magnolias as well as year-round festivals including the annual December Festival of Lights.

it's festive, it's historic, it's cultural, it's Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The Natchitoches area, is home to three state historic sites, Creole plantations, and museums all within the boundaries of the Cane River National Heritage Area.

At the heart of Natchitoches lies the National Landmark Historic District that is full of local boutiques and gift shops, fabulous dining options and plenty of bed & breakfasts.

Cultural Activities

Northwestern State University has a renown creative and performing arts department, which puts on the Natchitoches-Northwestern symphony twice a year. They also do at least two theater or musical shows per college semester. The choirs and orchestras have frequent performances, and international artists are known to visit and perform at the school.

Public transportation

Hertz and Enterprise rental cars available.

Medical Facilities

The hospital is the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. On Northwestern State University's campus, there is a Wellness and Recreation complex.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  35.9  46.3  56.7  5.7 "  0.2 "
 Feb  39.0  50.5  62.0  4.4 "  0.2 "
 Mar  46.3  58.0  69.7  5.3 "  0.0 "
 Apr  53.0  64.9  76.8  4.5 "  0.0 "
 May  62.4  73.2  84.0  5.8 "  0.0 "
 Jun  69.9  80.0  90.2  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jul  73.5  83.4  93.3  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Aug  72.5  82.8  93.1  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Sep  66.4  77.1  87.8  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  54.4  66.5  78.6  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Nov  45.2  56.4  67.6  4.6 "  0.0 "
 Dec  38.0  48.6  59.2  5.9 "  0.0 "

We have a long growing season. Typically the temperatures are very warm all year round. The hottest the weather will be in August, with the heat index reaching up in the low hundreds. The coldest weather will be in January, with temperatures in the low thirties.

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Cost of Living for Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches, Louisiana cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches, Louisiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

Synergy and Thompson Home Care

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