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Old 03-01-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I'm fishing for opinions in general job growth, affordability and safety in these two towns.

Any info would be appreciated. First-hand accounts and opinions would be greatly helpful.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Lafayette > Alexandria on all counts (population, liveliness, job growth, prices, and safety)

Do not consider Alexandria.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Lafayette is better in every single measureable way.

Stop thinking about Alexandria.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Lafayette is the most interesting town in Louisiana, with the fastest growing metro area, and a great culture.

Alexandria is the pits. There is no redeeming feature of that city.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:12 AM
 
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Lafayette is the most interesting town in Louisiana,
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You went to far with that statement and I must remind OP that Lake Charles also offers plenty of new entertainment and fine dining options that rival many other cities in Louisiana.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You went to far with that statement and I must remind OP that Lake Charles also offers plenty of new entertainment and fine dining options that rival many other cities in Louisiana.
....and yet you follow up with that? LOL

Maybe cities like Eunice, Many, and Houma.

I will say that Luna's has great salmon.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Well, I want to be somewhere that's not ridiculously large, a smallish-medium city, but with stuff for a guy my age to do. Good work opportunities and maybe something that would apply to my Business Degree.

Lafayette made the cut, namely because I have been there, but I knew next to nothing of Alexandria.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Smallish-medium could be Lafayette or Raleigh. You could go to a few different cities.
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Smallish-medium could be Lafayette or Raleigh. You could go to a few different cities.
Yeah I was posting a thread in General US concurrent with this one, there was little discussion of Lafayette so I wanted to get a local opinion.

Lafayette and CenLA seem to sport alot of Civil War history too, which is a big selling point for me.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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Lafayette is a great place and not too far from New Orleans or Baton Rouge for more entertainment. Its a growing area with lots of festivals and culture. College town so there are a lot of young people. Traffic is horrendous though. I think we could use more in the way of adult entertainment options beside the bars and clubs downtown. Hopefully more of that is on the way.


Overall you can't go wrong here unless your career of choice isn't big here.
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