Southern Lifestyle Development

Southern Lifestyle Development ("SLD") was formed out of a desire by its principals to change the way real estate should be developed. Its primary mission is to build communities that celebrate lifestyle by introducing components that elevate ones quality of life. Its inaugural entry into the world of real estate development is the Nationally acclaimed Village of River Ranch, one of the most well- known and successful smart growth communities in the Nation. Building on the success of River Ranch, SLD is currently developing several smart growth, mixed-use communities throughout the State of Louisiana. Recognizing that mixed use elements could not always be incorporated into certain sites, SLD began developing more conventional communities that nonetheless incorporate lifestyle elements such as walkability, recreational features and parks and open spaces; communities that change the way people live. SLD was formed by Robert Daigle, Rodney Savoy and Robert Gagnard, the original developers of The Village of River Ranch. Currently, SLD has seventeen communities under various stages of development throughout the State of Louisiana.



The Village of River Ranch

What is it like to live in River Ranch? This 321 acre walkable mix-used community is a neighborhood of porches and parks. River Ranch is a way of life with easy access to shopping, fitness center, spa, restaurants, education and entertainment. Historic architectural design offers housing options for everyone whether it's a moderately sized single family home, a larger estate home, a cozy cottage or a condominium residence in a mid-rise building served by an elevator. All this is available with low maintenance costs and first rate service.

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Sugar Mill Pond

Inspired by the small towns we love, Sugar Mill Pond brings back memories of historical architecture and a simpler life. This 509 acre Traditional Neighborhood Development creates a sense of space and community with a sequence of streets, town plaza, parks, waterfronts and private gardens. Restaurants, shops, fitness center and nearby schools offer variety and choice, all just steps from your front door. Living options include cottages, larger single-family homes and apartment residences.

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Couret Farms

Nestled in the north-west corner of Lafayette is the quiet grace of Couret Plantation. Established In 1829, the 125 gently rolling acres once was a bustling family farm producing everything from cattle to soybeans. Now, its old rustic charm can be enjoyed by future generations as the developers of River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond introduce COURET FARMS.

Located near the intersection of I-49 and I-10, the gentility and charm of the old plantation will be kept alive and well with the creation of a new community. A uniquely planned town, Couret Farms is a place to live in comfort, convenient to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Designed and built true to the Acadian culture and fashion, the balance of life and work will be met with a harmony of residential and commercial uses in COURET FARMS. A new lifestyle begins late Fall 2013.

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Laurel Grove

The neighborhood of Laurel Grove welcomes you to the comfortable pace and small town feel of Youngsville, Louisiana! Located in the heart of it all, Laurel Grove is a livable community with a park and walking path. Alley garages bring the focus of its street fronts to the architecture, the people themselves and an engaging way of life. The neighborhood provides easy access to the surrounding area schools, restaurants, boutiques, ice cream shops, fitness centers and even a European style grocery. Nearby festivals, concerts and holiday events make this a special place that will leave home buyers with lasting memories of Southern hospitality and a unique experience of small town life coupled with big city attributes.

Laurel Grove- discover what's waiting for you! The agents of Sugar Mill Pond Realty, all Youngsville residents themselves, are handling information and sales for their sister neighborhood of Laurel Grove.

Visit or stop in for a cup of coffee with them at Sugar Mill Pond Realty located at the Sugar Mill Pond Town Center or call 337.856.2323 for more information.

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Sugar Ridge

Sugar Ridge is located in the small town of Youngsville, Louisiana which has blossomed in recent years, becoming a haven for families who enjoy a sense of community and place. If you look at what makes a neighborhood a great place to live most of us would agree on a few things: green or gathering spaces where you can get to know your neighbors, architecture with character and a place where you and your family can enjoy life and feel safe. Maybe a sense of history in the local surroundings.

With that in mind the developers of Sugar Ridge designed a neighborhood that offer a sense of place, where people matter and the neighborhood pool invites you to relax with family, neighbors and friends. Sugar Ridge is close to vibrant commercial areas offering shops. super markets, restaurants, medical services, fitness centers and hotels.

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Beau Savanne

A unique residential community located off Johnston street and West Broussard road, Beau Savanne offers numerous amenities to make life more enjoyable. Make a splash at the community pool while you enjoy the great Louisiana sunshine or join friends and neighbors at a nearby park or pond. A planned neighborhood with Traditional Neighborhood components, Beau Savanne offers 91 residential home sites on 70 acres, all conveniently located near shopping and next to the planned Rouse's Market.

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Cottages on the Green

An Oasis in the Heart of the City

The unique sense of place found within this treed enclave comes not only from the architecture and compact street grid but a community identity that encourages outdoor activity and friendly interaction. Cottages on the Green is a planned neighborhood with traditional neighborhood components. 48 lots on 10 acres within easy walking distance of a central park and pond. Nearby shopping, restaurants and markets makes Cottages on the Green an oasis in the heart of the city.

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Village at Morganfield

A Lifestyle you will Relish

The Lakes at Morganfield, a vibrant new waterfront community, is now under construction in Lake Charles off of East McNeese street, just over a mile from McNeese State University. A couple of years in the making this beautiful 28 acre development will be transformed in to a lively new residential neighborhood offering large lots and stunning amenities that include ; 2 lakes , jogging trails, a landscaped park and a community pool.

The Lakes at Morganfield will eventually connect to The Village at Morganfield, a Traditional Neighborhood mixed-use community where retail and residential line well-connected streets in a way that connects people with their everyday needs. A lifestyle you will relish, where shopping, dining, fitness and numerous activities or just minutes from your front door. A simple life.

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The Lakes at Morganfield

A Lifestyle you will Relish

The Lakes at Morganfield, a vibrant new waterfront community, is now under construction in Lake Charles off of East McNeese street, just over a mile from McNeese State University. A couple of years in the making this beautiful 28 acre development will be transformed in to a lively new residential neighborhood offering large lots and stunning amenities that include ; 2 lakes , jogging trails, a landscaped park and a community pool.

The Lakes at Morganfield will eventually connect to The Village at Morganfield, a Traditional Neighborhood mixed-use community where retail and residential line well-connected streets in a way that connects people with their everyday needs. A lifestyle you will relish, where shopping, dining, fitness and numerous activities or just minutes from your front door. A simple life.

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The Settlement on Shoe Creek

The Settlement at Shoe Creek will consist of 447 single family homes, 250 multi family homes, and 100,000+ square feet of commercial space. It will also play home to neighborhood parks, pools, greenspaces, lakes and a village square for event.

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Fairfax

The Spirit of Small Town Living

This neighborhood is located off of Chemin Metairie in Youngsville, LA near the Youngsville Sports Complex. It boasts 64 Lots in a 125 Acre Planned Community - Under Construction by DSLD Homes. Future phases will include a neighborhood swimming pool and playground. All Front Loaded Homes

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Moss Bluff

Located off of Moss Street in Carencro, LA

Amenities: Lake and Neighborhood Pool. Home construction has begun. 11 Homes have been sold. Homes are available for purchase.

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Conway

Conway is set on a beautiful 350 acre piece of land in Gonzales, Louisiana. One thousand families will make Conway their home at completion and will include homes, apartments, office and retail space. Neighborhood amenities will include 46 acres of lakes and jogging paths along with a neighborhood pool and park.

Located in Gonzales, Louisiana

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Century Village

Following a “request for proposal” process, CenturyLink has selected Southern Lifestyle Development Company, the developer of the award winning Village of River Ranch, to develop an 88 acre parcel of real estate adjacent to CenturyLink’s Monroe Louisiana campus.  The proposed development will be developed along “smart growth” principles and include a complimentary mix of residential, commercial and recreational uses.  Such communities typically include a mix of residential products from apartments and condominiums to cottages and estate homes, commercial uses that range from professional office to lifestyle retail and restaurants, and recreational uses that include fitness and wellness centers, passive and active parks and walking paths.  The Village of River Ranch was recently named one of America’s 14 best Urban Villages by Urban Land Institute in its publication titled “Creating Great Town Centers and Urban Villages”.  According to Robert Daigle, River Ranch Development’s managing partner, “ the success of our developments comes from a well-defined master plan that thoughtfully considers the lifestyles, professions and daily needs of the diverse population who make up our community and we are honored to have been chosen by CenturyLink to bring our passion for quality- of -life development to the campus of CenturyLink and the City of Monroe.”

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Settlement at Live Oak

Located off of Hwy 308 just passed the 3185 bridge in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  The Settlement at Live Oak is a 220 acre neighborhood that will have 688 total lots at completion.  Home sizes range from 1,500 sq. ft. to 8,000 sq. fit with the average home size being 2,000 sq. ft.  Amenities will include several parks, children's playground, resident pool, and ponds with fountains.  Neighborhood events will be hosted on property including concerts.  Individual home and lot packages will be available for purchase.  The Settlement at Live Oak will feature both alley loaded and front loaded lots.  Restaurants and retail stores will be present in this community.

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