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Old 04-17-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Youre welcome any time of year! What month do you plan? April would have been great though.
Given my work schedule? Probably late Summer/early Fall. I came to Louisiana once in July and not being used to humidity made a man out of me!

So, August-ish? Maybe?
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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Having considered it. I'll mesh my Lafayette trip with my upcoming Vicksburg trip. On another site I've got a big Civil War meetup I'm trying to put together.

But August is brutal. As I've been to both Vicksburg and Lafayette in late Summer like that. Any better time of year?
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Old 04-21-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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This trip would also include the Myrtles, and Camp Moore.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Having considered it. I'll mesh my Lafayette trip with my upcoming Vicksburg trip. On another site I've got a big Civil War meetup I'm trying to put together.

But August is brutal. As I've been to both Vicksburg and Lafayette in late Summer like that. Any better time of year?
It is hot and humid in South Louisiana from June thru October. November it starts to cool down but can still be humid.

IMO the best time to visit is December thru March. The first few weeks in March are really nice.
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:31 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Alexandria is in a physically more beautiful environment than Lafayette IMHO. The terrain is hilly and heavily forested with a diverse range of plant life. Its especially beautiful driving south of Alexandria toward Oakdale, though once you get past Oakdale you get the flat Lake CHarles/Lafayette type landscape. The area around Indian Creek reservoir is great for outdoors activities. Pineville is also a rather pleasant town and is better kept than Alexandria itself. Alexandria itself can feel run down but the general area isn't. I'd say the typical city in America is run down within the city limits anyway since everyone lives in the suburbs anyway.

Lafayette does have swamps but they don't dominate the landscape so its not all romantic, quiet bayous either. Lafayette is closer to the Gulf coast though I wouldn't say Holly Beach is that amazing of a beach. Lafayette's unique culture can be a plus or minus depending on you. It has some of the best, most unique cuisine in the state because of the dominance of Cajun French culture though if you're from out of state and don't have any Cajun background you may feel out of place. People are certainly welcoming and open to newcomers. I personally think the authentic Cajun culture IS an asset to Lafayette and sets it apart. vBut then you still do have transplants, so its not like moving to a 98% German community in Minnesota or a 90% Cuban neighborhood in Miami where you will be shunned and ostracized if you don't share that background. Alexandria is more of a nice mix of Cajun country and Deep South.

Baton Rouge (the area I live in) is a mix of Cajun, New Orleans Creole, mainstream Southern and general American cultures and anyone can fit in here.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:49 PM
 
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Alexandria is in a physically more beautiful environment than Lafayette IMHO. The terrain is hilly and heavily forested with a diverse range of plant life. Its especially beautiful driving south of Alexandria toward Oakdale, though once you get past Oakdale you get the flat Lake CHarles/Lafayette type landscape. The area around Indian Creek reservoir is great for outdoors activities. Pineville is also a rather pleasant town and is better kept than Alexandria itself. Alexandria itself can feel run down but the general area isn't. I'd say the typical city in America is run down within the city limits anyway since everyone lives in the suburbs anyway.

Lafayette does have swamps but they don't dominate the landscape so its not all romantic, quiet bayous either. Lafayette is closer to the Gulf coast though I wouldn't say Holly Beach is that amazing of a beach. Lafayette's unique culture can be a plus or minus depending on you. It has some of the best, most unique cuisine in the state because of the dominance of Cajun French culture though if you're from out of state and don't have any Cajun background you may feel out of place. People are certainly welcoming and open to newcomers. I personally think the authentic Cajun culture IS an asset to Lafayette and sets it apart. vBut then you still do have transplants, so its not like moving to a 98% German community in Minnesota or a 90% Cuban neighborhood in Miami where you will be shunned and ostracized if you don't share that background. Alexandria is more of a nice mix of Cajun country and Deep South.

Baton Rouge (the area I live in) is a mix of Cajun, New Orleans Creole, mainstream Southern and general American cultures and anyone can fit in here.
Thank you for the input on that.

I was in Alexandria/Pineville back in October, so I see what you are saying, but need to get a taste of Lafayette/South Louisiana, because I never got the chance to.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Yeah man, I think you'd enjoy it. It is different than Alexandria. There is plenty to do and I-10 can take you from the LA/TX border all the way to New Orleans. So you could hit Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans in one shot.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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Yeah man, I think you'd enjoy it. It is different than Alexandria. There is plenty to do and I-10 can take you from the LA/TX border all the way to New Orleans. So you could hit Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans in one shot.
Thank you for the clarification, I wanna see Camp Moore too.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:37 PM
 
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When I was in Mississippi in early 2017, I met a lil Cajun girl from Laffyette. Cute little thing too.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:55 AM
 
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Angry Broussard Resident

I live in Broussard, La and I disagree with some of the things you quoted.

First off I have lived in different parts of the U.S and I have never been happier than living here. First and foremost you are incorrect about the homeowners insurance in general. You state that "there aren't many insurers who will sell HO insurance below I-10 or thereabouts." I live 10 miles south of the interstate and have no problems with acquiring insurance. However, I will say that if you choose to live in a flood prone area, then you will have to pay higher premiums and be required to have flood insurance if financing a home. Most flood prone areas are near lakes, rivers and low lying areas.

How can you state that this area is a natural disaster area? Broussard is far enough from the Gulf of Mexico to not be in line for direct hits from hurricanes. We are not prone to earthquakes, tornadoes, droughts, etc.

You indicated that the tax rate is high here. The tax rate in Broussard is 9 %, however we do get a break in other areas. We have $75,000 deduction on our homeowners tax, in addition to other breaks.

There is no other place in the United States that has a more welcoming and warm community. The culture, food and events are second to none. There is a sense of pride that this area takes in family and community. So before you tear down this area, perhaps you should do a little more homework!!!
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