The City of Zachary offers the convenience of a metropolitan area with all the charm of small city living. This growing community topped the list this year among Louisiana cities with the highest annual household estimated income of $74,553. With education a top priority, the Zachary Independent School District has been ranked first in the state for five consecutive years. With youth in mind, a popular attraction for residents is the city-operated Zachary Youth Park Complex, offering programs year-round for youth and adults of all ages. Two new BREC Parks, the proposed Zachary Community Park, and the newly open Flanacher Road Soccer Park will provide additional recreational facilities.
Zachary boasts a state-of-the-art medical facility, Lane Regional Medical Center, which was recently awarded the prestigious Pathway to Excellence Designation, identifying them as “One of the Best Places for Nurses to Work.” Retail business is growing and a “Buy Zachary First Initiative” was instituted to provide for the expansion of Zachary’s infrastructure, encouraging business and economic development. With the new Audubon Bridge opening in the future, connecting Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes, Highway 61 and 64 should flourish, providing a corridor for both residential and commercial development. The city has a well trained and equipped Police Department and Fire Department, which maintains a Class 2 fire insurance rating, keeping property insurance rates low.
Remembering our rich history, a community museum, located within the Zachary Historic District, offers tours and provides a rare picture of what neighborhood life on Main Street U.S.A. was like long ago. On Saturdays, a farmers market, located near the museum, is available for residents who may want to purchase locally grown produce. Zachary continues to be one of the fastest growing small cities in Louisiana offering an affordable, comfortable and secure lifestyle. It is truly a great place to work, raise your family and call home.