Construction booms in Ascension Parish

POSTED: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 8:07am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

New homes are popping up all over Ascension Parish; so quickly that the parish has been declared one of the fastest growing home construction markets in the country.

The U.S. Census Bureau says over the past eight years the number of housing units in Ascension has grown nearly 36 percent. That's the highest rate in the state.

Parish officials say they are in the process of setting guidelines for future development, because Ascension's growth is projected to continue well into the future.

An LSU study recently predicted that the area's population will nearly double by 2030. New residents say Ascension is an ideal place to live, and they aren't surprised people are moving in quickly.