6.1 out of 10


30.2045597109571 -92.0303166868657
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Feb 17, 2016

"Very friendly but limited"

People are outgoing and most are friendly. It's family-oriented, but also very boozy. Music scene and nightlife is wonderful for fans of Cajun & Zydeco, but there's not much beyond that. Housing seems overvalued both in terms of home prices and rent. Infrastructure hasn't kept up with growth and it's very car-centric. New bike lanes have often taken away a car lane, so the change is met with some hostility. There is some good local food, but the best food is casual - local favorites like boudin and boiled seafood. There isn't much in the way of swanky fine dining. No place you couldn't go to in shorts. No real art museum, but there is a monthly art walk and the University art museum does a few exhibits. The city also sponsors free outdoor concerts and there are some free music festivals too. The fortunes of the city are closely tied to the oil industry. The local utility company offers fiber Internet.
  • Nature, hunting, fishing, camping
  • not much for the arty or intellectual types to do
  • not bike-friendly or pedestrian-friendly
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Lafayette Louisiana a Great small City"

In 2011, I moves from Miami Florida to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. A town located about 9 miles from the city. It is a pleasure being able to live in the country while having everything a short drive in the City. The city offers a clean, family oriented place to live. It is truly a sportsman's paradise with excellent fishing, hunting and the Bayous to explore. Employment is good having the Oil companies as employers. Also you are only about 2 hours from New Orleans and its nightlife. I personally couldn't be happier leaving the hustle and bustle of Miami to wake up in the morning and enjoy only the sound of birds. Truly a paradise.
  • Nature, hunting, fishing, camping
  • Lower cost of housing
  • Great for families
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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