Welcome to
Bogalusa!

BOGALUSA
Washington
Parish

A small, rural town, Bogalusa offers a laid-back lifestyle in the piney-woods of Washington Parish. With a strong history in music, Bogalusa celebrates its musical roots annually with The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival, which was named the Best New Event of the year by the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals.


Affordability
Living in Bogalusa is very affordable. Most homes are currently selling for under $150,000, and there are homes with large amounts of land attached to them that are available at affordable prices. The remoteness of the town gives way to big deals.

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Arts & Culture
The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival is held annually in scenic Cassidy Park and features native musical talent from Bogalusa. During Mardi Gras season, the Krewes of Bogalusa bring visitors from all over Washington Parish for the Magic City Carnival Association parade, and on the Fourth of July, an equally raucous and festive parade runs through town, concluding in a great fireworks display. There is also a Native American Museum, as well as a Pioneer and Railroad Museum located in Cassidy Park. Both museums offer exhibits and displays from Bogalusa's Native American, pioneer and railroad histories.

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Nightlife
Louisiana Avenue has a stretch of bars and restaurants easily accessible by foot in the heart of Bogalusa. Landscaping efforts are underway to make the walk more inviting and promote outdoor dining, and the town is small enough that most people know everyone by name.

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Recreation
Cassidy Park, which hosts the most prominent festivals of Bogalusa also has a full playground. Nearby is Bogalusa Creek where residents can enjoy a summer swim, and the entire town is surrounded by large areas of undisturbed nature, making Bogalusa a haven for sportsmen and outdoorsmen of all ages.

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Safety
This small town is serviced by 35 full-time police officers, and 12 reserve officers, and has a very low crime rate. This is a rural, quiet community where crime isn't prevalent.

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Schools
The Sullivan Main Campus of the Northshore Technical Community College is located in Bogalusa, providing quality technical training to its residents. There is also the Annunciation Catholic School, serving pre-K through 8th grade, as well as Bogalusa Junior High and Bogalusa High School.

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Walkability
This is a small rural town. A car is needed to get around to do household errands and commute to school and work.

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