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Lake Charles: True Louisiana Charm

Nestled in southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles is the fifth-largest city in the state. Lake Charles is known for its petrochemical refining, gaming, tourism, and education. Thanks to the city’s lakes and waterways, like Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River, metropolitan Lake Charles is recognized as the Lake Area. Lake Charles is home to McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College, as well as the Calcasieu Parish School System, which includes St. John Elementary School, Alfred M. Barbe High School, Dolby Elementary School, and T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School. Residents can enjoy endless shopping at Prien Lake Mall, which boasts department stores, casual fashion chains, a cinema, and a food court. Head to Downtown Lake Charles and you find a culturally rich area full of history. Downtown attractions include the Mardi Gras Museum, 911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, and Imperial Calcasieu Museum, in addition to many casinos and restaurants. For a family-friendly community full of things to do, come home to Lake Charles!