Zachary, Louisiana homes for sale
Zachary, Louisiana Real Estate and Community Info.
Zachary is a city in East Baton Rouge Parish, containing about 15,000 residents. According to the City of Zachary website, the Zachary Independent School District has been ranked No. 1 in the state of Louisiana each year from 2003 to 2010.
The City of Zachary offers an incredible amount of options for kids and adults seeking healthy, outdoor activities. There's the Youth Park Complex, providing year-round classes and programs for all age groups.
Shopping and Dining
A hodgepodge of unique, locally owned and operated boutiques and stores, as well as national chain retailers can be found in abundance in Zachary.
Eclectic locally owned and operated cafes, along with a number of well-known and popular chain restaurants and fast-food options are dotted throughout the city, making Zachary a favorite dining destination for residents and visitors from all of the surrounding communities and parishes.
Parks and Recreation
Those who enjoy sports, outdoor recreation and leisure activities will no doubt fall in love with Zachary.
Many of the parks and recreational facilities are designed to accommodate a wide array of active and passive activities. For example, the Zachary Youth Park incorporates several features and amenities, such as baseball, softball and football facilities, two soccer fields and an 880-yard (half-mile) walking track.
Also, as part of the East Baton Rouge Parish, Zachary and its residents have convenient access to all of the features, facilities and services offered by the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge or BREC, including the Baton Rouge Zoo, several public golf courses and myriad summer day camps.
Nestled in a lovely green pocket about 14 miles north of the lively downtown area of Baton Rouge and a short drive east of the mighty Mississippi River, Zachary offers what other towns its size can only hope to aspire to: all of the benefits of an urban community, combined with all of the serenity and security of a rural community.
Over the years, Zachary has grown from a somewhat stereotypical rural community into a vibrant, young, small city, with a second-to-none school system, a wide variety of retail outlets, outstanding healthcare facilities and excellent employment opportunities. Some of the major employers in the area include the Entergy Power Plant, Georgia-Pacific and ExxonMobil.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The Zachary Community School Board manages the public school system in the City of Zachary. The city is quite proud of its public schools, and for good reason. It's been ranked No. 1 for the entire state of Louisiana from 2003 to 2010. The schools include:
- Zachary Early Learning Center
- Northwestern Elementary
- Zachary Elementary
- Copper Mill Elementary
- Northwestern Middle
- Zachary High
- Port Hudson Career Academy
Another phenomenal feature of life in Zachary is Lane Regional Medical Center, the ultra-modern, state-of-the-art healthcare facility. Other nearby medical centers are the Greater Baton Rouge Surgical Hospital, Villa Feliciana Medical Complex and Earl K. Long Medical Center.
Its relatively small size makes Zachary an easy town in which to get around. Most folks who live in Zachary commute alone in their cars or trucks, but some carpool as well. Some other transportation options are available in nearby Baton Rouge, such as Interstate 12, Amtrak and the Capital Area Transit (Bus) System (CATS).