Saint Martinville, Louisiana, is a small town in Saint Martin Parish. It’s also Saint Martin Parish’s parish seat. This community was incorporated in 1817. Today Saint Martinville has a population of over 6,000 people.
Saint Martinville sometimes goes by the nickname Petit Paris (French for “Little Paris) because it was a cultural haven with a French theater (the Duchamp Opera House) and hotels during the 1800s. The Duchamp Opera House is now a restored building where you can see the Evangeline Players perform. This is quite a “hot” community due to the fact that peppers play a role in its economy. Cajun Chef Products, Inc. is its biggest employer. Every September, residents partake in the Pepper Festival, an event with food, crafts, and music. Evangeline Oak Park is home to an ancient live oak tree that people have been visiting for over 100 years. Located on the edge of Bayou Teche, this park has a boardwalk that grants you a view of the surrounding flora and fauna. Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site was built around 1815 where cattle, cotton, and sugarcane were raised. Today, it offers tours and exhibits depicting Cajun and Creole cultures. You and your family can spend the day at Magnolia Park. Its popular features are the skate park and the disc golf course. Schools in Saint Martinville include one early childhood center, one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, and one technical college.
The real estate in Saint Martinville consists of single-family residences, mobile homes, townhomes, and apartments. The homes in Saint Martinville have an average of three bedrooms, and many Saint Martinville properties were constructed during the years 1970-1999. You’ll like calling Saint Martinville home whether you’re retiring or raising a family. It possesses rich Cajun and Creole flavors, it’s historic, and it’s family-friendly.
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