Marion, Louisiana has four seasons and many activities for each season.  Average temperature for winter is 38F and the summer is 92F.

Medical Care

Marion is serviced by Union General as well as a variety of hospitals in Monroe and Ruston, Louisiana.  Each facility provides excellent healthcare and are less than 30 minutes away.  Marion also has a rural health clinic located on the corner of Hwy. 33 and 143.  Marion is served by Pafford EMS and lifecare is on standby 24/7.


Marin has local shopping and is also located within 30 minutes of the best shopping for qantiques, home furnishing or just bargain hunting.  Our local shops are full of special items just waiting to be discovered by you. Marion is the perfect setting for the retiree that wishes to start an entrepreneurial dream that has always been a burning desire.

Cost of Living

Marion has one of the lowest cost of living with the average home costing well below the national average. For more information on the cost of living go to:


Life in Marion, Louisiana. Marion is unique and rich in culture and diversity.  Not only does the area boast of small town charm and friendly people, it affords residents a wide variety of recreational activities for the family.  Marion is within 15 miles of the D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge.

Union Parish is also blessed with one of Louisiana's finest state parks, Lake D'Arbonne State Park located within 15 minutes of Marion. Lake D'Arbonne has something for every member of the family. You can view images of Lake D'Arbonne here!

Hunters from all over the state of Louisiana and other states enjoy our busy hunting seasons.  Hunting and fishing tour guides are available.  Swimming, fishing, hunting, camping, walking, or horseback riding should suit any outdoor lifestyle. Motels and cabins are available.

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RETIREMENT can be a reward for a lifetime of hard work. A time for checking things off your life's "to-do" list, enjoying new experiences, making new friends, and spending time with the most important person in the world, yourself.  Choosing the right setting for you retirement experience should be of the utmost importance.  Take a moment and see why Marion, Louisiana could be the best choice you can make in regards to quality of living and making new and rewarding friends.


Town of Marion