Lafayette, Louisiana 

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Small city - South-central Louisiana, 130 miles west of New Orleans
Pros
-Cost of living
-Possible future growth
-Winter climate
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Crime rates
-Isolation

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What Bert Has To Say About Lafayette Metro Area

Lafayette is a small city in south-central Louisiana, and like many small Southern cities, it has a modest downtown area with patches of decline and renewal, and a fair amount of sprawl along major arteries. Oil and gas are the main industries, but the University of Louisiana has a 17,000 student campus in town and adds some vitality. The heart of Cajun country, Lafayette is a center for the flavors, sounds, and history of that colorful culture.


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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
County: Lafayette County
Metro Area: Lafayette Metro Area
City: Lafayette
Zip Codes: 70506 70508 70501 70503 70507
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 64 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lafayette is 6.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Lafayette jobs have decreased by 3.13%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette's cost of living is 6.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lafayette's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lafayette's population is 127,657 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 35.17%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lafayette is $164,558. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 21.44%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Lafayette public schools spend $10,343 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Lafayette. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lafayette

It's a good time to buy in Lafayette. Home Appreciation is up 2.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Lafayette Real Estate.

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Reviews for Lafayette    35 Reviews
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Great Culture, Great Food - 11/7/2014
Best food in the world, very friendly. Lots of festivals. It is small town when it comes to concerts and things to do. For entertainment everyone usually goes to... (Read More)

convenience store - 5/2/2014
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ZIP CODES IN LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA
70506 70508 70501 70503 70507