Survey ranks Prairieville No. 2 ‘booming suburb’

Prairieville ranked No. 2 on Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s “Top Booming Suburbs in America” survey.

The company rated 1,500 communities on year-over-year increases in employment; unemployment percentages below the national average; as well as access to banks, grocery stores, proximity to schools; and commute times.

The number of Prairieville residents with jobs grew by 2.7 percent, according to Coldwell Banker. Average commute time for “one of the fastest-growing areas of the state” was 30 minutes.

Cottage Lake, Wash., a suburb of Seattle, ranked first in the survey with 3.7 percent employment growth and “an idyllic ‘Leave it to Beaver’ setting … on a beautiful lake.”