Newcomers to Houma, Thibodaux and other Bayou Region communities discover an area with a high quality of life and a landscape that is rich in natural beauty. The cities and towns offer authentic culture and friendly people.
Home to several historic sites and Nicholls State University, Thibodaux has the charm and energy of a college town. Sixteen miles south, Houma is the area’s largest municipality and an offshore oil industry hub. With retail stores, rapidly growing community and technical colleges, healthcare options and public and private schools, both cities have much to offer residents.
A broad range of housing options throughout the region includes historic homes and loft apartments on scenic main streets, new construction on rural acreage and upscale neighborhoods with mature trees and established landscaping.
Outdoor recreation is a big part of life in the region. Well-known fishing and boating areas off the coast are easily reachable and are a common destination for local families. Youth sports are also popular, and a growing number of athletic fields provide children with plenty of places to play.
Everyday life is enhanced by arts and culture events held throughout the year, including live performances at the Thibodaux and Houma civic centers.