West Monroe, a city located along the banks of the Ouachita River, was established in 1883. It is located across the river from the neighboring city of Monroe. The two cities are often referred to as the Twin Cities of northeast Louisiana. Mayor Dave Norris, a Democrat, has served the city since 1978.
West Monroe is often considered a small town with big town attributes. There are many activities in which to participate throughout the city or even in nearby cities that can be found on the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau website. This same site also includes a wealth of information associated with shopping and dining in the area.
When selecting an area in which to purchase a home, consideration of the school zones is often a major contributing factor in the decision making. A table reflecting the association of elementary to middle to high schools in Ouachita Parish, along with details of the school zone maps can assist in this decision. There are 11 elementary schools in West Monroe, 4 middle schools and two high schools. Ouachita Parish has recently been recognized and acquired an A district rating, making it the only district in Northeast Louisiana to achieve this rating. A report card detailing the rating of each school in the Ouachita Parish school district is another tool with valuable information one can use in decision making.
Another great website to visit about the city of West Monroe is the chamber of commerce which you can find by clicking here http://www.westmonroechamber.org/
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Calhoun, Louisiana is conveniently located along the I-20 corridor immediately west of West Monroe, Louisiana, within Ouachita Parish. It is an unincorporated (no local government) community that is governed by the parish through a board of commissioners known as the Policy Jury. Calhoun is a rural area with a landscape of hills and woods. Recently, Calhoun has experienced a large growth in population due to its convenient location to the West Monroe and Monroe area, as well as it’s easy access to the three local universities. Calhoun is also an attractive location for families with small children due to the four public schools located in the community. Each of these schools consistently place in the top percentile in the state’s achievement ratings.