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Old 03-21-2016, 05:08 PM
 
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My family is relocating to Lafayette over the next few months for my husbands job. We have 3 children (5, 9 and 11). We are moving from the North East and are very excited.

We would prefer find an home where the kids could attend a top public schools. We are also considering Catholic Schools.

We were surprised by the yard sizes when we visited. Would love recommendations for great neighborhood with amenities (pool, park, etc) in the 300,000-400,000 range.

We plan to rent initially, but would like to rent a house in the area we will eventually buy a house.

Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:32 AM
 
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My family is relocating to Lafayette over the next few months for my husbands job. We have 3 children (5, 9 and 11). We are moving from the North East and are very excited.

We would prefer find an home where the kids could attend a top public schools. We are also considering Catholic Schools.

We were surprised by the yard sizes when we visited. Would love recommendations for great neighborhood with amenities (pool, park, etc) in the 300,000-400,000 range.

We plan to rent initially, but would like to rent a house in the area we will eventually buy a house.

Thanks!
Lafayette is in a recession now due to low price oil triggering layoffs in the oilfield industry.

You should demand a fair low price for rent or a home and help devalue the high price of housing in the area.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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No matter where you live there are many city parks and many with recreation centers. One has an indoor heated pool, a few have seasonal outdoor pools, many tennis courts, and other features. There are also many public libraries. They're connected online and if the book or video isn't at your local branch, you can reserve it for pick up at your branch and they'll notify you when it's ready to be picked up. There are many festivals in and around Lafayette. No matter what the festival is about, there's always music, food, and dancing. An easy drive from Lafayette includes New Orleans and Houston. If you're willing to drive further, your trip can include San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Gulf Port, and even Panama. Winter here is far milder than the northeast. Snow is a very rare occasion and even rarer will it stay on the ground. Generally the biggest snowman we can build will fit on an table in front of the couch.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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You may also want to visit a site called developinglafayette for regular updates of what is being built. Despite recession there is always something being built.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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Youngsville, a suburb of Lafayette, is a very nice place to live. Great community, good schools, safe neighborhoods. OP, you might want to consider there when looking for a home.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: HTX
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I like the convenience of the saint street area around the college, which is near Girard park, downtown, and the oil center. South college Rd between Johnston and Pinhook has nice homes including bendel gardens, then west bayou Parkway all the way into river ranch development on camelia blvd. Also check around reds health club or fernewood subdivision. Along these routes are nice homes that keep you out of annoying traffic.

If you get out past kaliste saloom and ambassador caffery you will sit in traffic at peak hours. You'll have to Google some of this info to figure out what I'm trying to say I wish I could draw a map.
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