Ruston LA 

Ruston LA is a vibrant city of about 22,000 in the ark-la-tex region. It is the home of Louisiana Tech University, a doctoral-level institution. As a result, Ruston is a college town that also supports a wide range of other interests, including cattle, oil, and timber.


Near Ruston is the Autrey House Museum, housed in what may be the oldest structure surviving in Lincoln Parish. The 1849 construction is the oldest dogtrot-style home in the region. After the Civil War, during Reconstruction, the railroad came through northern Louisiana, and that marked the beginning of the history of Ruston. 640-acres was given to the town by Robert E. Russ, and early homes for sale in Ruston LA were built on lots that sold for $375 each. Some of those early structures are among the 23 Ruston buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. By 1900, Ruston had two key railroad routes criss-crossing the town. One ran east-west and the other ran north-south.


Ruston LA Homes
Homes for sale in Ruston LA today include beautiful restorations of 19th century architecture. Your Ruston LA realtor can also show you modest-priced three-bedroom homes from the 1970s and 1980s. All-brick newer construction estate homes are also easily located among the Ruston properties for sale that your Ruston LA real estate agent will be similar with.

Ruston is home to the Dixie Center for the Arts, which occupies the theater originally built as the Astor in 1928. One thin dime would get you into one of the featured silent films of the day. Reincarnated as an arts center, it enjoyed its grand re-opening in 2006. Today, this beautifully restored theater hosts theatrical and musical productions.

Ruston is home to well-known Grambling State University as well as Louisiana Tech. The Ruston Regional Airport has grown in stature since it first began with a grass runway in the 1940s. Today, a 5,000-ft asphalt runway even accommodates jet aircraft. Investing in one of the Ruston LA properties for sale will simultaneously introduce you to the history and the modern-era prosperity of the city. Your Ruston LA real estate agent with solid local knowledge will prove invaluable in matching your needs and dreams to available properties.

The Ruston Golf and Country Club is an historic nine-hole layout that first opened in 1923. The par 36-hole test measures 3,063 yards from the longest tees. Beautiful tree-lined fairways meander past yawning water hazards. Ruston properties for sale near the course can be quite popular. Your Ruston LA realtor can tell you more.

In late June, Peachfest is a much-anticipated festival that features music and over 200 vendors and artisans. The peach-eating contest is a lot of fun.

J.E. Barnes
J.E. Barnes