Louisiana offers good lifestyle options for retirees _lowres

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO - Dancers two-step to the music during last year's Blackpot Festival in Lafayette. This year's event takes place at Vermilionville on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 30-31.

Financial information website, in a new installment of its “Retire Here, Not There” series, takes a look at Louisiana as a retirement destination, and finds good options in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and beyond.

Among the positives: The state’s laid-back attitude, warm weather, culture, parks, festivals and, especially, the modest cost of living.

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