About Houma and Terrebonne Parish

Deriving its name from the French, "the good earth," Terrebonne Parish offers state of the art health care, affordable cost of living, low crime, and an excellent educational system, in addition to a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. Being located in the southern extreme of the state, Terrebonne Parish has a climate that allows for year-round sports and outdoor activities such as festivals including Mardi Gras and Pow-Wows, sports and recreation including fishing, golf, and eco-tourism.

Houma is located about an hour's travel from New Orleans, and offers swamp tours, spicy Cajun cuisine, unlimited charter fishing, Cajun dancehalls, birding trails, an exotic wildlife park, and the second largest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans.

Terrebonne Parish offers all of the essential components to make your business thrive: central location, navigable water "superhighways," a world class, highly skilled workforce, an excellent quality of life and low crime rate, available, affordable real estate, a highly skilled and diverse workforce, and numerous State, Federal and local incentives designed to help your business succeed in the world market.

Average elevation 15ft.
Land area in sq. miles 1255 s/m
Water area in sq. miles 825 s/m
Average temperatures  
Annual 68 degrees
January 62 degrees
July 90 degrees
Annual average rainfall 63 in.

List of Attractions / Features:

  1. Education:

    Terrebonne Parish School District
    Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence
    L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College
    Nicholls State University (17 miles away in Thibodaux)

    Seven other Universities 60 miles away in New Orleans

  2. Healthcare:

    Terrebonne General Medical Center
    Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
    Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS)

    Physicians Surgical Specialty Hospital

  3. Cultural Landmarks & Community Events:

    Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum
    Chauvin Sculpture Garden
    Downtown Art Gallery 630 / Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild
    Regional Military Museum
    Southdown Plantation/Terrebonne Museum
    Terrebonne Folklife Culture Center
    Mardi Gras

  4. Links:

    Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
    Chamber of Commerce
    Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA)
    Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
    Houma Regional Arts Council

Local Airports:

Houma-Terrebonne Airport/Industrial Park (general aviation)
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (commercial & general aviation)