New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, ranks first for its startling range of services, activities, and opportunities, and for allowing residents to dwell in the midst of the activity.
In general, residents have a high quality of life, and there are numerous local amenities. Especially lauded are the city's fine dining establishments.
Moving from east to west, West Baton Rouge Parish contains the town of Brusly.
The median income is less than $49,000, so it is not among the top-earning regions on the list.
The various neighbourhoods of Baton Rouge, the state capital and second-largest city in Louisiana, often score highly on the livability scale.
Lafayette Parish contains the small municipality of Youngsville. The 10,109-person population enjoys a suburban atmosphere with access to city amenities.