Prairieville Real Estate and Community Information

Prairieville Real Estate and Community Information

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Located in unincorporated Ascension Parish, Prairieville, Louisiana is one of the fast-growing bedroom communities near Baton Rouge benefiting from the stable commerce and strong economy in the area. Getting its name from the abundant pastures and prairies along Jefferson Highway, over 35,000 residents make their home in Prairieville. A high quality of life and low crime rate is a draw for those looking for a quieter life outside of Baton Rouge. Mixed-used development and single and multi-family homes are prominent to Prairieville real estate.

Shopping and Dining

Antique collectors and bargain hunters spend hours at the Flea Market of Louisiana. Open 7 days a week, this flea market hosts over 400 booths from local vendors and has a variety of seasonal events. There’s also REMIX consignment for quality used clothing and Memory Mania, a full service scrapbook store. Daigle Hill Antiques is the exclusive dealer of the Louisiana Rice Spoon. Shop for gifts at Enchanted Treasures Boutiques or spend time browsing in Bath Junkie for custom blended bath products. Shop for shoes at Chloe’s Sole Desire and buy flowers at one of the many floral shops in town including Anna’s Floral Designs. Walmart has a store in Prairieville for those looking for school supplies or extra household items.

Prairieville’s close proximity to Baton Rouge benefits by being only a short drive from some of the finest stores and malls in the area like The Mall of Louisiana and Tanger Mall Outlet in nearby Gonzales.

Visitors and locals looking for a taste of Louisiana have a variety of restaurants to choose from. On The Half Shell specializes in charbroiled oysters, gumbo and seafood salads. Family-owned Frank’s Restaurant serves up smoked and fried turkeys and Albasha’s Greek Restaurant is a local favorite. There’s also Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Tommy’s Fish House, Rotolo’s Pizzeria and a variety of fast food options.

Parks and Recreation

Residents in Ascension Parish benefit from a vibrant parks and recreation scene. The Prairieville Park and Playground has basketball courts, a playground, two barbecue pits and a pavilion. The Southwood Park and Playground is home to the Ascension Fast Pitch Association and features a basketball court, barbecue pavilion and playground. The Oak Grove Community Center holds small gatherings for weddings and parties.

The Lamar Dixion Expo Center is just a short drive away in Gonzales and is home to many of the concerts, conventions and festivals in Ascension Parish. Take a day trip to nearby Darrow and tour the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. This "crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road" sits on 38 acres of lush gardens and ponds and is surrounded by majestic trees. Each room in the 16-room estate is filled with local artwork and period antiques.

Learn about Cajun country and local history on one of the many alligator bayou tours in the area for an afternoon of family fun.


With a relatively low crime rate and desirable schools, Prairieville is one of the fastest-growing communities in Ascension Parish. Located just 17 miles from Baton Rouge, this small community offers quiet neighborhoods, good schools and convenient access to large city amenities. The population of Prairieville has increased by over 50% in 20 years and continues to grow. If incorporated, it would be the largest city in Ascension Parish. Prairieville real estate is growing rapidly – an example being The Commerce Center. Plans for this mixed-used development include homes, town homes and a school. The average listing price for homes here is around $253,000.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Prairieville is served by the Ascension Parish School District with 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 5 high schools in neighboring communities. Schools in Ascension Parish typically rate higher than schools in the rest of the state and are a source of pride in the surrounding communities. Nearby higher education opportunities are just a short drive away in Baton Rouge including top-notch colleges like Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Oschner Clinic Foundation serves the Prairieville area with primary care services, pediatrics and a cardiology department. St Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales is also nearby, and residents have access to fine health care in Baton Rouge including Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Earl K Long Medical Center.

There is no public transportation system in Prairieville but the Capital Area Transit System serves nearby Zachary with bus routes to Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is a short drive from Prairieville and offers domestic flights across the country. For ground travelers, Amtrak has a limited-service station in Baton Rouge.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 225-205-2672 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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Glenda Daughety
RE/MAX First
4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge LA 70816
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RE/MAX First
Office: 225-291-1234
Cell: 225-205-2672
4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Licensed Realtor in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission

Glenda Daughety, Team Leader

Michelle Copeland, Buyer Specialist

Ashley Daughety, Buyer Specialist / Stager Decorator






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