Ruston is a large community on Interstate 20 in northern Louisiana, between Monroe and Shreveport. The city is an educated and culturally diverse community in a rural region. Although the city has plenty of thriving businesses and many homes for rent, there's little congestion and lots of green space. Residents will get peace of mind from the nearby Green Clinic Surgical Hospital and Northern Louisiana Medical Center, and enjoy the variety of athletic parks, golf courses and shopping centers. Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University bring a youthful, collegiate vibe to the city that every resident can benefit from.
Fun Facts for Future Renters
Ruston is short for Russ town. It was named after Robert E. Russ, who donated the land that's now the city to create a town when the railroad came through the area in the late 1800s.
One of the big draws of Ruston is the 18-block downtown historic district, which is marked with unique shops and regional dining.
Ruston hosts the annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival, which features a 5K, cooking contests, a parade and a wide range of vendors.
The city is also the location of the Louisiana Center for the Blind - one of the best in the state. The Louisiana Methodist Children's Home is also a famous and historic care facility in the state that calls Ruston home.