Got a young family? Where the best places to live in Louisiana? Well, according to, we've got a few great local options for you.

Four Southwest Louisiana towns made their list of "Best Cities for Young Families in Louisiana."  Here's the full list (with maps provided in case you're like, "Where is that place?":

  1. Youngsville
  2. Chackbay
  3. Ponchatoula
  4. Leesville
  5. St. Gabriel
  6. Red Chute
  7. Moss Bluff
  8. Oakdale
  9. Jennings
  10. Cut Off

Other local areas that made the list include Sulphur (21), Prien (23), and Lake Charles (63).

How did they make this list?  It's based on property values, family incomes, percent of families with children, and education quality. Only towns with more than 5,000 people were included in the study. The article has a full list of all 104 towns on the list.