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Unread 02-24-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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Lafayette has blight. Much of it happens to be on some of the main Interstate exits.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize the designers and planners around here were idiots.

The oak trees are nice. The people who cut them down for Johnston St are morons.
We have to look at the results. Much of that ain't purty.

Lafayette is a great place but it does look like a hole in certian areas.

You should see Austin's seedier side. Miami? Wow.

All cities have run down areas. Lafayette is no different. The difference is the food, music and culture. There aren't many yankees who eat velveeta white bread mayo sandwiches.

There are prices to pay. I'll take some run down areas over yankees anyday.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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There aren't many yankees who eat velveeta white bread mayo sandwiches.
I'd say there aren't many "anything" that eat those.

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Unread 03-02-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: SE LA
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Lafayette is definitely not a dump. I think imaterry78259 just likes causing problems. I mean I don't know what imaterry considers "cool and progressive," and Lafayette has a great downtown area.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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Frankly, after too many years of walls and uniformity, my first requirement was "No HOAs, no deed restrictions". I found the perfect place for me in Youngsville on an acre, backed up to a cane field. I move next weekend and can't wait. I've been away from South Louisiana too long!
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Unread 05-18-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I hate uniformity. Those suburban neighborhoods where each house looks exactly the same and you can touch your neighbors house with your arms stretched out...no thanks. It really doesnt get anymore boring than that.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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I hate uniformity. Those suburban neighborhoods where each house looks exactly the same and you can touch your neighbors house with your arms stretched out...no thanks. It really doesnt get anymore boring than that.
I couldn't agree with you more. Funny thing, in the past suburban dwellings were much more carefully planned and many of them have a variety of building styles(they didn't all use that ugly ass faded red brick) and had much yard. Suburbs today, don't have that much yard, they use the same brick, that faded red, or if you go to florida (beige ugh). and you can shake your neighbors hand just putting your hand out the window. But do you know what's sad about that? Even though the homes are that close, most of those ppl still don't know who their neighbors are.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Anyone that thinks Lafayette is a dump is just an idiot, I'm sorry. Lafayette is a fantastic town, and is tied for my favorite in Louisiana with Ruston. Sure, you'll see some ghetto crap on Route d'Evangeline, but unlike a lot of places in Louisiana, Lafayette has its ghetto confined to one particular part of town. I have enjoyed every bit of time I've spent there, and that's a LOT!

Oh yeah, and how 'bout them Louisiana IceGators?!!!
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Unread 07-09-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Anyone that thinks Lafayette is a dump is just an idiot, I'm sorry.
Way to ruin your argument. Ad hominem never works.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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It may not be a dump but the traffic is a pain in the ass. Dude, I though ppl in Lake Charles couldnt drive??? LOL, I got a rude awakening when I drove to Lafayette about three weeks ago.
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Unread 07-10-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Originally Posted by SacalaitWhisperer View Post
Lafayette has blight. Much of it happens to be on some of the main Interstate exits.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize the designers and planners around here were idiots.

The oak trees are nice. The people who cut them down for Johnston St are morons.
We have to look at the results. Much of that ain't purty.

Lafayette is a great place but it does look like a hole in certian areas.

You should see Austin's seedier side. Miami? Wow.

All cities have run down areas. Lafayette is no different. The difference is the food, music and culture. There aren't many yankees who eat velveeta white bread mayo sandwiches. dawg, there are lots of foods that I'll eat being from Louisiana, but that aint one of them LOL, I remember having a white bread mayo sandwich w/ a slice of cheese(not sure if it was velveeta or what) at after school care when I was a kid.........UGH!!! Never again! But the music and culture is a treat.

There are prices to pay. I'll take some run down areas over yankees anyday.
How exactly did we get on to talking about yankees again?
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