Where Life is Sweeter
Youngsville came to be in the early 1800’s. A small group of French Acadian farmers figured this community, “Royville” would be a good place to settle and raise their crops and families. They figured right. By 1863, the settlement had grown large enough to attain the lofty status of ‘village’. When the village was incorporated in 1908, the name was changed to Youngsville.
In 1983, the village of Youngsville was declared a town and by 1990, the secret was out. In 2005, Youngsville was the state’s fastest growing ‘town.’ It was then that Youngsville was elevated to the rank of ‘city’ and has, ever since, been the fastest growing municipality in that category as well. Youngsville homes are still within a rural city that allows residents to enjoy a small town atmosphere with big city amenities nearby.
Welcome to Youngsville!
Best Place to Live in Louisiana in 2011 by Yahoo!
When Yahoo! studies a community for their rankings they take into consideration factors such as household income, education and crime rates.
36.8% of adults 25 years and up had achieved a Bachelors Degree or better and the 2011 property crime rate was a minuscule 2.67 per 1000 residents.
While the numbers speak of results, the ‘reasons’ for those results are even more impressive.
The community of Sugar Mill Pond is located in Youngsville, and is a planned waterside town located in Youngsville. The developers of the Village of River Ranch in Lafayette planned this 509 acre development with tree-lined streets, common areas and amenities such as restaurants, coffee shops, and more where neighbors may interact and promote a sense of community. Sugar Mill Pond is a charming little city within a city. There is a 10-acre lake near the entrance of the subdivision, and a town center, which serves as a gathering place for residents. Linear Park is currently being developed in Sugar Mill Pond. The City of Youngsville and Sugar Mill Pond Investors LLC have entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement on the construction of two regional retention lakes and a linear park totaling 33 acres.
The project consists of two stormwater lakes between Iberia Street and Savoy Road along Bayou Parc Perdu, the main drainage channel for approximately 60% of Youngsville. The northern lake consists of 17.95 acres and will be used exclusively to provide drainage relief for Bayou Parc Perdu. The southern 10.61 acre lake will provide retention for the remaining build out of Sugar Mill Pond development.
To complement the retention lakes, a linear park will be constructed along the waterfront stretching one half mile from Iberia Street to Savoy Road. This passive greenspace park will be for all residents of Youngsville to enjoy with a sidewalk/trail, benches, etc. and will offer pedestrian connectivity to the Youngsville Sports Complex from Iberia Street.
Youngsville Parks and Recreation
The city of Youngsville, LA is excited to bring parks and recreation to our residents. www.YoungsvilleParksandRecreation.com
- Foster Park
- Veterans Memorial Gateway Park
- St. Blaise Lane Dog Park
- Fortune Oaks
- Lily Pond
- Linear Park
The city of Youngsville’s leadership is committed to managed growth and the best quality life for all.
Groundbreaking for Veterans Memorial Gateway Park
Unveiling the VFW Road Dedication Sign in honor of our Veterans of Foreign Wars