Communities / Ruston, Louisiana

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Ruston, Louisiana

urban • southeast, USA

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Thomas Assembly Center on the Louisiana Tech campus hosts sporting events, concerts, and more.
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About Ruston

Located in North Louisiana, Ruston & Lincoln Parish is known for its lively college-town atmosphere, 22-block historic downtown district, thriving arts culture, scenic outdoor attractions, and the incredibly sweet peaches grown here. The area is home to both Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University and boasts a variety of specialty shops, delicious restaurants, and outdoor hunting opportunities. Downtown Ruston is the heart of the City. Ruston is a Louisiana Historic District and one of only 34 Louisiana Main Street Communities. As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Ruston Main Street is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Ruston Main Street is the economic engine and core of our community. It is where residents and visitors alike come together for fun and fellowship. It is the thriving core of our community with unique shopping, great restaurants, and beautifully restored buildings. Downtown Ruston, and specifically Railroad Park, is host to a number of activities and events. Ruston Main Street is home to an active group of business owners who are engaged with the community. They hold monthly Downtown Community meetings to discuss the continued development of Downtown Ruston. Rated as one of the best mountain bike trails in America, Lincoln Parish Park is a treasure for mountain bike lovers and noncyclist too. The 10-mile trail offers a challenging and exciting course for not only the advanced rider but beginners as well. Park amenities include covered pavilions, picnic tables, and benches throughout the park. A 1.25-mile walking path winds around the beautiful lake. Guests can fish from piers or from non-motorized boats. Kayaks and canoes are welcome.

Population

22,166

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Monroe Airport • 38 mi

Weather (High/Low)

92 / 38

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$182,377

FUN FACT


Ruston, Louisiana, is known as the Peach Capital of Louisiana. The sweet produce can be found in groves across the community and is celebrated at the annual Louisiana Peach Festival each June.
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