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Old 12-18-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Kind of odd. We here have great culture and people but ugly buildings. France has ugly people (not physically) but great art and buildings.
FRance also has hundreds of years of history.
the US really started taking off in the late 1800s. Not much time to establish beautiful cities.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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im thinking of moving lafayette. I want to know if empployment is going to be a problem.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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FRance also has hundreds of years of history.
the US really started taking off in the late 1800s. Not much time to establish beautiful cities.
Hundreds of years of history? More like thousands upon thousands of years of human history.

Cities were beautiful in America, until the car became king. We really destroyed our once beautiful cities here from the 40s-80s. People thought that the suburbs were and still are the greatest thing since sliced bread. And therefor, our cities have been destroyed and our architecture cheapened.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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im thinking of moving lafayette. I want to know if empployment is going to be a problem.
What type of employment are you looking to get? Oilfield is hiring well, as well as the medical and service industries.

Anything in particular you have in mind?
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Hundreds of years of history? More like thousands upon thousands of years of human history.

Cities were beautiful in America, until the car became king. We really destroyed our once beautiful cities here from the 40s-80s. People thought that the suburbs were and still are the greatest thing since sliced bread. And therefor, our cities have been destroyed and our architecture cheapened.
I think (hope) that mindset is changing. The hottest thing in residential development now is TND's, or, Traditional Neighborhood Developments. River Ranch was the first in Lafayette, but the first such development that comes to mind is Seaside, FL between Destin and Panama City. Someone just educated me that the movie, "The Truman Show" was filmed there.

While many (including myself) have criticized these developments for their shoddy, Disney-like facades, they have done well to lessen automobile usage to some degree. Not totally, of course, but the goal of a more pedestrian community has seen success. Just get ready to pay for it. Nothing cheap, except for the construction...
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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I just got an apartment in River Ranch today and its one of the most well done new urbanist developments Ive ever seen. It goes to show that people are tired of traditional crap suburban living and want places that have character and where you can walk to get coffee and groceries. I will say that some of the buildings do look like they were built fairly cheaply in River Ranch but its a billion times better than regular suburbs. Although, I dont think RR will be looking too good in 50 years and the buildings will need tons of upkeep. They dont build things like they did back in the 1800s
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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Lafayette isn't really about just the city but the surrounding area. Breaux bridge the heart of Cajun country. Places like Saint Martinsville and others surrounding the area. The basin just east is beautiful on a morning guided trip ;perhaps the most beuautiful swmp area in america.The plantations the areas.Scaret Heart Academy is like going back to 1860.Its really not about the city itself.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:47 PM
 
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Scaret Heart Academy, whats that?
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Scaret Heart Academy, whats that?
Academy | Schools of the Sacred Heart

Been in operation since 1821. Beautiful campus just north of Lafayette in Grand Coteau. Think I'll take the drive up there with the family now that I'm reminded of it. My wife is a photographer and always looking for new locations to shoot and has never had the pleasure of a visit. Thanks texdav!
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Lafayette isn't really about just the city but the surrounding area. Breaux bridge the heart of Cajun country. Places like Saint Martinsville and others surrounding the area. The basin just east is beautiful on a morning guided trip ;perhaps the most beuautiful swmp area in america.The plantations the areas.Scaret Heart Academy is like going back to 1860.Its really not about the city itself.
This.
Lafayette is a great, growing city, but what makes it unique is the region it is in. It takes all those wonderful flavors and collects it together into a fantastic little city, but it is surrounded by so many great places to visit and live. So much history and natural swamp beauty to be found here. I know I gush about this place a lot but I really really do love it.
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