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Thibodaux: Small Town with a Big Personality

By Ryan Dicharry Construction - 12-4-2020

Life is full of surprises, but it is safe to say that 2020 has given us the most. We find ourselves living a new life whether that be our jobs, schooling, or social interactions. With our safety and health in jeopardy, maybe it is time for a change of scenery.

That is where the big-small town of Thibodaux, Louisiana comes in! We are a small town with a big heart! Local boutiques, big retailers, Cajun restaurants, top-rated schools, can all be found in our warm community. So, why pick a small town?

Knowing your neighbor is a huge advantage, a luxury you may not have in a big city. Besides someone to lean on in time of need, the calming feeling of trust in that person is priceless.Small towns provide this! Communities and neighborhood watches all around, resulting in crime rates significantly lower in these areas.

There are many reasons why moving to Thibodaux should be on your list for the new year. From its prime location to its annual events, Thibodaux is the place to be. When driving through our streets you will notice a charming downtown, upcoming neighborhoods, friendly faces, and local shops you just can’t beat!


When it comes to convenience, you can’t get much better! Thibodaux is located in the middle of everyone’s favorite Louisiana towns. We are under a two-hour drive from big cities such as New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette!

  • Thibodaux to New Orleans- 1 hr. 13 min.
  • Thibodaux to Baton Rouge- 1 hr. 19 min.
  • Thibodaux to Lafayette- 1 hr. 43 min.

The perfect distance from the busy lifestyle but the convenience to visit every once and a while. From big towns to beaches, any amenity not found in Thibodaux, can be found within a short drive. We know location matters for many reasons, from traffic and convenience to schooling and amenities.

When searching for the perfect town, schooling is often one of the top priorities. Besides being within 2 hours from Louisiana’s hot spots, Thibodaux has multiple schooling options for all ages!


  • Lafourche Learning Academy
  • Bright Beginnings Daycare
  • Little Colonel Academy

Elementary Schools

  • Thibodaux Elementary
  • W.S. Lafargue Elementary
  • South Thibodaux Elementary
  • St. Genevieve
  • St. Joseph

Middle School

  • West Thibodaux Middle
  • East Thibodaux Middle
  • Sixth Ward Middle

High School

  • Thibodaux High School
  • E.D. White High School


  • Nicholls State University


Small town with some big fun! There is always something to keep you and the kiddo’s busy in Thibodaux. Our downtown area is full of food and fun! Many annual events take place throughout the year. Starting with beads, parades, and all throws; Mardi Gras in Thibodaux is a must!

With many events throughout the year, there is something for everyone in our town. Some of our favorites include the Mud Bug Boil Off and we can never miss the Main Street Market for our shopping needs. These events bring us together and truly everyone feels like family. A warm smile and lots of laughter always fill the streets at our hometown events. Curious what events might be of interest to you and your family? Here is a breakdown of what you can expect while living in Thibodaux year-round:


Mardi Gras


Art Walk

St. Patrick’s Day on The Bayou


Mud Bug Boil Off


Boogie on The Bayou


Arts Walk


Monster’s on Main


Big Boy Cook Off

Thibodeauxville Fall Festival

Main Street Market


Christmas Parade

That’s just downtown! There are many additional activities and events outside of downtown. From recreational sports and the Bayou Children’s Museum to Thibodaux Fireman’s Fair and the many art events at The Purple Penguin Art Company; many activities for those of all ages. We pride ourselves as a family first town, loving our family, friends, and meeting the visitors on the street. Events and activities are a time where we get together, meet new people and of course, always eat.


Who doesn’t love food and a little retail therapy!? Weekends out on the town are a must. Thibodaux has the perfect number of local boutiques, retail stores, fast food and dine in restaurants that can satisfy anyone in need.

Driving around our town, you will find large retail stores such as Walmart, Academy and Lowes for all of your essentials. For your gifts, clothes, and accessories be sure to check out Belle Visage, Juju’s and more! Fast food or dine-in? Many options are at a quick reach in our town from Pepper’s Pizza to the classic McDonalds.

Large Retail Stores:

  • Walmart
  • Lowes
  • Academy
  • Big Lots
  • Dollar Store
  • Office Depot
  • Citi Trends
  • Shoe Department


  • Shoe Shi
  • Belle Visage
  • LUCO
  • Juju’s
  • Ambitious Boutique
  • DEAR
  • South Coast Baby

Dine-In/Take-out Restaurants:

  • Big Mikes BBQ
  • El Paso
  • La Casa Del Sol
  • Spahrs
  • Freeman’s
  • Flanagan’s
  • Peppers
  • Rotolos

Fast Food

  • McDonalds
  • Burger King
  • Wendy’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Rally’s

As soon as you visit Thibodaux, you will feel the charm, love, and local flare. Our town features an upcoming downtown with local shops, some of the best restaurants and strangers who will quickly become friends.

Trends are changing as more and more families are moving to a remote work lifestyle. Move out of the big city and visit our charming town on Thibodaux, LA. Events, Schools, Restaurants, the list is endless of why Thiboduax should be at the top of your list for moving.


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