About River Ranch

The Village of River Ranch lies to the south of the Vermilion River in the heart of southern Louisiana in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana. It is home to over 2,553 persons and over 2,000 come here to work and play every day.

The aesthetic influences found at River Ranch can be traced through the history and heritage of Louisiana. The diversity in Louisiana's culture and customs is clearly reflected in the architectural styles that flourish throughout the village. These seven major architectural influences are Caribbean, French, American Colonial, Creole, Acadian, Spanish and Neoclassical Revival. Each style has its own distinct character and personality, yet all work together to provide variety and interest throughout the many neighborhoods. At River Ranch, we have placed greater emphasis on architectural integrity, rather than size. A small Creole cottage, when well executed, contributes as much to the streetscape as a Southern plantation home. Estate homes with carriage houses, townhouses, and condominiums all have a place within River Ranch.

Vibrant businesses link the community together and are arranged to allow for people to visit on broad sidewalks and to meet all of their needs conveniently. A mix of retail, dining, and professional services all within walking distance is a return to the traditional concept of Main Street in America. Boutique mixes with larger retail chain stores to meet the needs of today’s consumer in a traditional environment. Designed by award-winning architect Steve Oubre, The Village of River Ranch is representative of the New Urbanism movement as well as the rich heritage and culture of Louisiana.

Preserving Our Past. Enriching Our Future.

Strict architectural covenants and building codes have been designed to protect property values. But our commitment to those who choose to live and work at River Ranch is taken even further. Streets are purposefully narrower. Sidewalks are generous and wide. And front porches encourage neighbors to meet and socialize. There are bike paths and hiking trails, and underground walkways. The town square, as a center of daily life, is a prime location for doctors, dentists, lawyers, architects, CPA's and other professional businesses. Community and civic centers showcase the performing and applied arts. Retail shops and restaurants add variety and interest, extending activity into the evenings and weekends, making the town square a destination for not only the residents of River Ranch, but surrounding communities as well.

Codes & Regulations
Builders
Designers
  • The Village of River Ranch
  • 1100 Camellia Boulevard Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Southern Lifestyle Realty - Licensed in Louisiana