Ranked in the 76th percentile


  • Lafayette is ranked #145 in Louisiana
  • Lafayette is ranked #6,814 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Cost of Living
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Lafayette, LA - Genuinely Unique

It is not unusual for me to walk into my office on a Monday morning and find a plane ticket on my desk. In May 2009, I was sent to Lafayette on business. I stayed at the Hilton Lafayette hotel. I had a lovely view of the Vermilion River from my room. The room was very clean and comfortable. I especially enjoyed the 24-hour fitness center and the wireless internet access. The down-filled comforter and granite bathroom left me feeling pampered. The restaurant experience is reason enough to visit the city of Lafayette. A business associate and I went to a drive-thru crawfish shop, ordered a sack of crawfish and veggies, and enjoyed it atop a picnic table underneath a shady oak tree in Girard Park. I must have gained 10 pounds eating my way through Lafayette! Something else you don't want to miss is the plate lunch. My Gram can cook, but the chicken with rice and gravy from Country Cuisine cannot be beat! The city of Lafayette has something for everyone. History, music, art, name it. My short trip definitely left me wanting more. Hey Lafayette...I promise, I'll be back!
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Is the road south of the Rue Du Belier/Ridge Rd. turn around, complete I'm from Abbeville, and go to UMC at Congress and Bertrand, often. Duhon Rd. at the Southside Library, if I'd take a left, going towards Judice, leads to a road on the right, that joins up at the turnaround, at Rue Du Belier and Ridge Rd. Is that section between the Turnaround, and Duhon Rd., open yet? If it were, I'd have an easier route, to Congress and eventually UMC, …
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Source: The Lafayette, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).