PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A recent survey by a national real estate firm ranked Prairieville as the second best booming suburb in the US.

The survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate looked at 1,500 suburban communities from around the country and graded them based on criteria ranging from average commute time to employment growth.

Prairieville was praised for its low unemployment rate of just below five percent, the lowest in the top 10. That's quite an accomplishment for the Ascension Parish town of 27,000, whose population has grown some 60 percent since 2000.

Prairieville's recognition reflects positively on the entire area. As proud members of the greater Baton Rouge community, we would like to say congratulations, Prairieville.

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