Zachary Real Estate

    Zachary is located 10 miles North of Baton Rouge and 70 miles Northwest of New Orleans, and is in East Baton Rouge Parish and is part of the Baton Rouge metro area. It was incorporated as a city in 1889. The 2015 Population Estimate for the City of Zachary (City Limits) is 16,174, according to the Treasurer of the State of Louisiana.

    Zachary residents are served by the Zachary Community School Board. The Zachary Community School System separated from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in 2003. The Zachary Community School district has been ranked first in the state for six consecutive years. Zachary has a city operated recreation park for youth and other parks operated by BREC, Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. Zachary also has a state of the art medical hospital, Lane Regional Medical Center. The Police and Fire Departments are well trained and equipped. The city has a Class 2 fire insurance rating, which keeps property insurance rates low. The Zachary Branch Library, with 20,000 square feet offers over 77,000 items and free programs year around, for children and adults.

    Zachary’s School System is Ranked No. 1 in the State of Louisiana academically for the ninth consecutive year, and is considered to be the best in the area. Zachary School system consists of 8 schools. People 25+ with a High School Degree or Higher is 91.06 percent. People 25+ with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher is 24.96 percent. The poverty rate in Zachary is 4.5%.  People living below poverty level is 6.37 percent in the 70791 zip code. The average household income in Zachary is $75,533 and is the highest in the capital region. Zachary was the first city in Louisiana to elect a Republican as mayor in 20th-century Louisiana.   Households with cash public assistance income in 70791 area 1.19 percent. Top 10 Best Towns for Families in America by Family Circle Magazine in 2012. Ranked one of the Top 5 Best Towns for Young Families in Louisiana by NerdWallet in 2013.

    All information about Zachary courtesy of Wikipedia, The City of Zachary Facebookpage and the City of Zachary website..

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