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Old 10-11-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Hello all!

I'm interested in moving to LA as soon as possible!

I'm looking for two particular areas.

-Small rural area.
-Low Pop.
-Drinking Town
-"Anti-Suburbs"
-Porch House in the woods

Anything related to the stuff listed above, lemme know!
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Well if you're enlisted, where will you be stationed? That of course has a huge bearing on where to recommend...
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Oh, I should have been more forward.

My move will be happening AFTER I discharge :3
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Well, there are 3 distinctive parts of Louisiana. You have the New Orleans area, and you probably know enough about that already. That certainly isn't small town, I mean there are small towns within a 45 minute drive but most of these places are suburbs where the main attraction is driving to New Orleans.

North Louisiana is not what anyone expects when they think of this state. It truly has much more in common with Arkansas and Texas than South Louisiana. Drinking is not a big part of life up there. A lot of blue laws and bored cops. Then again its got some of the friendliest people as well. But it's not the Cajun/Creole French part, it's the Anglo-Saxon Protestant part.

The area known as Acadiana, with Lafayette as its main city, is the Cajun heartland of Louisiana. There are many, many small towns within Lafayette's reach that may have what you're looking for. All of them have their own festival and drinking is a definite part of the culture. I would suggest Rayne, Carencro, Abbeville, and Breaux Bridge. Oh, and by the way, the average Cajun girl is smokin'. I don't tell that to many people because I don't want the secret to get out!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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The area known as Acadiana, with Lafayette as its main city, is the Cajun heartland of Louisiana. There are many, many small towns within Lafayette's reach that may have what you're looking for. All of them have their own festival and drinking is a definite part of the culture. I would suggest Rayne, Carencro, Abbeville, and Breaux Bridge. Oh, and by the way, the average Cajun girl is smokin'. I don't tell that to many people because I don't want the secret to get out!
What about Ville Platte and Opelousas? Some of the best boudain and cracklins I ever had was from a gas station in Op-town.

The OP should see the movie Southern Comfort so he'll know not how to act when he gets there.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Good suggestions also. There are no shortage of fun towns in the area. Ville Platte may be a little far if he wants to party in Lafayette often.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Monroe!
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North Louisiana is not what anyone expects when they think of this state. It truly has much more in common with Arkansas and Texas than South Louisiana. Drinking is not a big part of life up there. A lot of blue laws and bored cops. Then again its got some of the friendliest people as well. But it's not the Cajun/Creole French part, it's the Anglo-Saxon Protestant part.
What am I gonna do with you South Louisiana people........smh. The craziest part is how we dont drink. Who has ever heard of country people who dont drink? I dont even know if I even wanna comment in detail now.

Just try Shreveport area, Ruston, or Monroe. Monroe is the closest thing in North Louisiana to traditional Louisiana.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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I'm not saying yall don't drink. I've had some great times with Monroe people in Monroe, but it is very different. Tailgating ULM games as a Ragin Cajun, we'd have to watch out constantly because of the ABC police.. these people don't even exist in Lafayette and New Orleans. I was stopped leaving a club in Monroe and told I couldn't bring my drink outside, not even in a go-cup. I was so spoiled/unaccustomed to never hearing such a thing, I almost thought the guy was joking. When I was in a fraternity in college whenever the ULM chapter came party in Lafayette most of the Monroe guys ended up puking, they couldn't hang. I'm not saying (at all) that yall don't drink, but it is not a fixture of the culture down south, something specifically requested by the poster. Thanks.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Some out of the way areas to look at are between Carencro and Opelousas. Rolling hills, horse ranches, and some wooded areas. Go north of Opelousas near Alexandria and you get into wooded country.
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