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Old 01-05-2014, 09:51 PM
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My husband is in the Coast Guard and we are starting to research places close to Morgan City where the sector is. I am not too sure about Morgan City itself but maybe a town close to it. We currently live in Houston and have a nice 4 bedroom home that is pretty new. Any areas like that around Morgan City?
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Location: Denver
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The closest town is Thibodaux, next there's Houma, then New Iberia. Houma is by far the largest and most developed. Good thing about New Iberia is that it's close to Lafayette so you can use amenities there. I don't know much about each town, Thibodaux and Houma look pretty nice, both seem well kept but they won't remind you of Houston at all, more like Port Arthur or Galveston. I would chose New Iberia due to it's location to Lafayette.

What's your criteria?
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Location: Alabama
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As a newbie to Louisiana, I'll throw in my .02.

It's close to an hour commute between New Iberia and Morgan City. Lafayette's about half an hour from New Iberia - or faster depending on road conditions.

Thibodoux is only one hour from New Orleans and only half an hour from Morgan City. There's also Franklin, which puts you a little closer to Lafayette.

Both New Iberia and Franklin have attractive historic business districts, along with very pretty established residential areas. Morgan City has a couple of very pretty parks, plus two nearby lakes, the river, and the bay very close.

I live in Lafayette and I love it, but if I'm looking for a real big-city feel, I would probably lean toward a New Orleans proximity.

And I wouldn't rule out Morgan City as my base - that would put me within reasonable distance to both Lafayette and NO.

You don't say if you'll be looking for work. It this is a factor, I'd probably agree with anniehimself and split the difference re: commutes and look at New Iberia or around Jeanerette to take advantage of job opps in Lafayette.

Based on what I've heard from others - be ready for housing to cost more than you might expect. Apparently Houstonians suffer a bit of sticker shock when relocating here.
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