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Old 09-20-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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Residents of the Great State of Louisiana.

May be moving to the Southern part of Louisiana. Where is the cost reasonable and not in a flood plain. This is likely to be my retirement home.

Suggestions appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Residents of the Great State of Louisiana.

May be moving to the Southern part of Louisiana. Where is the cost reasonable and not in a flood plain. This is likely to be my retirement home.

Suggestions appreciated.
I am in the northern section of Louisiana and don't like it very well. That said, New Orleans is a great place to live if you don't mind investing in Flood Insurance since it is a hotbed of culture and cuisine, while having a generally hot climate. For me, though, I'm looking into New Mexico since I'm hot-natured and dislike bugs and humidity even more than I dislike heat. Albuquerque is about 5 degrees drybulb more mild than LA and far less humid. If you still want to come to our state, though, cake on the bug-repellant if you spend any time outdoors.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Residents of the Great State of Louisiana.

May be moving to the Southern part of Louisiana. Where is the cost reasonable and not in a flood plain. This is likely to be my retirement home.

Suggestions appreciated.
Lafayette is probably the highest ground not in a flood plain. Tell us your home pricing requirements and we can tell you which area would be great. Lafayette has the best food and the most culture of any area in Louisiana except for New Orleans, but New Orleans is flood prone.

If you want a high area in S. Louisiana with good culture and very low prices, Lake Charles is the place. Not as good as Lafayette but growing very fast and if you got land out east of Lake Charles like near Welsh/Iowa/Lacassine then ridiculously cheap.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:02 PM
 
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I would also recommend the Lafayette area. Not sure where Craig is residing, but his perceptions seem skewed in my opinion, hence buh-bye Craig, may you find a community that suits you.

OP, Louisiana is a warm and welcoming state with many amenities. Expansive cultural resources, great dining, lovely communities and many fine people. An excellent place to call home.

If you provide some of your interests and housing budget, possibly more information could be provided to guide you to your retirement home.

Good luck in your quest.

Last edited by PeteyC; 11-26-2016 at 07:04 PM.. Reason: Typo
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If you are white and want to be around other white people then be aware of demographics here. Every city in Louisiana, for the exception of Lafayette, is predominately black by a large margin. Also, except for Lafayette, the rest of Louisiana is economically depressed. We're also in the middle of the bible belt so religion is very important to folks here, too.

I'm thinking about leaving for the reasons I listed above.
Troll?
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Try the area between Carencro and Lafayette. Not so flood prone but cheaper and still close to everything.
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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Craig, sometimes one receives as one expects to receive. Sorry your perception of Southwestern La. has been less than welcoming for you. I don't know you nor do I know what you anticipated from the community in which you choose to reside. On the whole the residents of Southwesten La. have, in my opinion, been welcoming to all, albeit at times slow, to accept fully those who voice different opinions.
As in any new community, do you want to fit in or do you want to stand out? Not saying you have to embrace the values of others just saying, take your time, listen, learn before imposing your views.
This is true for acclimating to any new area of this great United States.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm not here to troll. I was born and raised in north Louisiana but I've been to South Louisiana many times. I was only stating the facts on demographics. Wikipedia will give you the same information. If some of you readers are sensitive to certain information then that's your problem.
No you're not. Most municipalities in Louisiana are white. A municipality is a city, by the way. Maybe you can talk about north Louisiana but the 4 major cities, 5 including Hammond and the northshore, are not economically depressed cities.
Keep your facts to Shreveport's dwindling population and Monroe's paper mill stench.

Geaux Bulldogs
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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If you are white and want to be around other white people then be aware of demographics here. Every city in Louisiana, for the exception of Lafayette, is predominately black by a large margin.
How long have you been living in Louisiana? Here are just a few of the many cities in Louisiana with a majority white population.

Abbeville: 50.5% White
Bossier City: 61% White
Breaux Bridge: 50.6% White
Broussard: 74.2% White

//www.city-data.com/city/Louisiana.html
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