Welcome to Ouachita Parish

Located on the banks of the Ouachita River in Northeast Louisiana at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 165, the area has a mild climate, friendly neighbors and endless recreational opportunities. Residents enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of the region, cultural diversity and a nurturing environment.

The Monroe Regional Airport is the gateway to the region with air service to Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. In addition, Ouachita Parish is home to the Greater Ouachita Parish Port, an inland container port that connects Ouachita Parish manufacturers with the world.

The Monroe community is linked with some of the biggest names in business. Delta Airlines and Coca Cola trace their beginnings to Monroe and CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications providers in the nation, is headquartered in Monroe. In addition, InterMountain Management, the second-largest hotel management company in the United States, is headquartered in Monroe. Other leading employers include J.P. Morgan Chase Mortgage Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Vantage and Graphic Packaging. Thanks to these industry giants and their many suppliers, the region provides a variety of career opportunities for area residents.

In addition to national retail chains and major department stores located at Pecanland Mall, shoppers will also discover unique shops, trendy boutiques, charming antique stores and superb restaurants.

Ouachita Parish offers abundant housing options from traditional neighborhoods to cool downtown condos with a river view and numerous options in the country.

The Ouachita Parish area provides a wealth of recreational and outdoor activities. Whether leisurely boating down the Ouachita River, outdoor concerts, golfing, museums, organized sports programs for kids, festivals, bicycling through beautiful parks or just wandering through downtown historic district, Monroe offers the perfect setting.

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