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Retirement Living In Southeast Louisiana

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Area Description

Houma, Louisiana is just 55 miles from New Orleans and contains over 2500 sq. miles of mysterious swamps and vast wetlands. Houma offers unique attractions, affordable lodging and delicious dining that’s influenced by our Cajun culture and hospitality. Come experience all the exotic, the mysterious and flavorful excitement that’s found only in Houma Louisiana.

Experience Cajunicity! Discover our colorful lifestyle, lively music, unique dialect, world-famous cooking and rich history, heritage and hospitality.

Come discover the joie de vivre, or love of life that’s ingrained into every aspect of our centuries-old culture. You’ll experience it at our two-week long Cajun Mardi Gras celebration. You’ll see it in our boisterous fetes, festivals and fais do dos. You’ll hear it resonate within our colorful Cajun language and distinctive music; and you’ll taste its rich flavor in our world-famous Cajun cooking. Cajunicity is that uniqueness, that rarity that defines us as a whole--as a people, a culture, a community. It originates from our unbridled love of life, music, food and camaraderie and it’s woven itself into a rich, robust and sometimes unexpected tapestry of life found nowhere else on earth.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bourg, Gray, Houma.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Few people complain that "there is nothing to do in Houma". In addition to the plethora of activities covered above, New Orleans is an hour away for BIG name entertainment, sporting events and world class museums. One day bus trips are often offered to interested groups of a certain size. The Nicholls State University is less than a half hour away and features the John Folse Culinary Institute, which offers weekly gourmet meals prepared by students of the culinary school. Many Houma residents take advantage of a short drive and low prices to enjoy meals prepared by tomorrow's top chefs.

Cultural Activities

Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne has been in existence for nearly seven decades, offering area theater lovers five live presentations each season. Each play is offered to the public with at least eight performances. Concerts range from two local community bands (one adult and one mostly young people) and several choir concerts - adult, school and churches. Houma offers an ever expanding military museum, Southdown Plantation Museum depicting life in the 19th century and a history of the community and the Wetlands Discovery Museum detailing the ever depleting coastline of our area. A Children's Museum is in the works. The Terrebonne Parish Library System has been recognized nationally for its facilities, programs and activities for all age groups.

Public transportation

Medical Facilities

Terrebonne General Medical Center is a 320 bed acute hospital that partners with local healthcare agencies to povide most medical needs. Chabert Memorial Center is a state operated hospital addressing additional healthcare needs. Terrebonne also have a VA Clinic.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Southeast Louisiana?

For those of you that retire in Southeast Louisiana, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Southeast Louisiana such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Southeast Louisiana is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity with lots of moisture in the air may feel oppressive. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Summer.

If you retire in Southeast Louisiana, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  43  53  63
 Feb  47  56  66
 Mar  53  62  72
 Apr  59  68  78
 May  67  76  85
 Jun  72  81  89
 Jul  74  82  91
 Aug  74  82  91
 Sep  70  79  88
 Oct  60  70  80
 Nov  52  62  73
 Dec  45  55  65

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  4  0
 Feb  0  2  0
 Mar  0  0  0
 Apr  0  0  0
 May  3  0  0
 Jun  12  0  0
 Jul  20  0  0
 Aug  20  0  0
 Sep  10  0  0
 Oct  1  0  0
 Nov  0  0  0
 Dec  0  3  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  5 "  10  45 %
 Feb  5 "  8  48 %
 Mar  5 "  8  53 %
 Apr  4 "  6  59 %
 May  5 "  7  66 %
 Jun  8 "  13  72 %
 Jul  8 "  15  74 %
 Aug  7 "  14  74 %
 Sep  6 "  10  70 %
 Oct  4 "  7  61 %
 Nov  4 "  7  54 %
 Dec  5 "  9  47 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  0 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for Southeast Louisiana

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

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Senior Assistance in Southeast Louisiana

Southeast Louisiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

The Terrebonne Council on Aging (TCOA) has been a leader in the state in initiating and providing needed programs and activities for an aging population. The TCOA also closely monitors and proposes legislation to state and local elected officials.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Southeast Louisiana Offer For Retirees?

The knowledge and experience of an older population are often sought by companies and not for profit organizations. Although not for profit groups like volunteer help, some companies seek the experience of workers who know what the job entails.

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