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First pick your new home from an exclusive collection of great apartments in Louisiana – including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Then, get to know your Upside Manager who is your guide to all things Louisiana. More than a concierge, your Upside Manager is someone who gets to know you. They care about your interests, your passions, and even your personal dining preferences. And they can help you access all of the great resources at your fingertips as a resident.
If you’ve spent any amount of time in this iconic Gulf State, you already know the answer. But if you haven’t spent considerable time in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Lafayette, here are some of our favorite reasons to love retiring in Louisiana – especially as a member of upside.
New Orleans – or NOLA if you’re a local – is a city brimming with soul, spirit, and spontaneous joy in every direction. The Crescent City is known for its bustling energy, rich culture, and vibrant history of art, music, and one-of-a-kind culinary traditions. It’s also a city that comes alive when the sky grows dark. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and the cocktails flow like water behind the hallowed halls of the city’s fabled nightclubs.
The Metro Baton Rouge area is made up of nine parishes – each with their own charm and unique personality. If you’re retiring in Baton Rouge, some of the most popular neighborhoods to visit include the Garden District, the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District, and the Capitol View North boasting stunning vistas of the Mississippi Riverfront. For fishers and hunters, retiring in Baton Rouge is a paradise of opportunity with hundreds of lakes, rivers, bayous, and other pristine habitats to explore.
Lafayette is literally known as the happiest city in America, which is actually quite impressive, all things considered. It also seems to be true! People retiring in Lafayette, Louisiana can look forward to the distinct Cajun and Creole cultures permeating the urban city centers and bayous alike. Oh, and if you consider yourself a foodie, Lafayette has more restaurants, eateries, and bars per capita than anywhere else in the United States. So if you’re considering Lafayette for independent senior living in Louisiana, make sure to bring your appetite.
This tax-friendly Gulf state does not impose taxes on Social Security income. Income from your public pension is also tax-exempt. Factor in Louisiana’s low property taxes (third lowest in the country), and you’ll find yourself spending less money to live the life you’ve always wanted. With Upside, independent senior living in Louisiana just makes sense.
With Upside+ Powered by TheKey, seniors live in their own apartment in a luxury building, not a sterile facility. But they still have access to support and living assistance from certified on-site care professionals. It’s the perfect solution for seniors who want care and community without the stigma or cost of senior living facilities—and with much more flexibility.
Upside members can say “bye bye” to mowing the grass and hello to Mardi Gras. Start the next chapter on your own terms and get ready for the retirement lifestyle you’ve earned. Learn more about our senior living apartments in Louisiana and what makes them different from traditional 55+ communities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Lafayette.