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Old 05-15-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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I grew up in San Antonio in a pretty nice area but I am not to fond of the city as a whole. I am looking to move somewhere that is not terribly far away, as my girlfriend/fiancee is still in school in San Antonio and I don't want it to be too difficult to see her.

Long story short she has a Cajun grandparent and she loves Louisiana so I am thinking it would be a good idea to move there, it makes sense, with my job it won't be a good idea to move more than every 5 years or so at the most, so I will want to be here for at least a bit.. It is important that it is a relatively safe area because I will want to be having kids in about 3 years (after we get married) and who knows, if I really like the area I may stay forever, although I may eventually move to Georgia or South Carolina.

Of course as long as the city is relatively safe I can research for a nice neighborhood or whatnot. So I am wondering what you think is the best city in Louisiana, of these 4 in the title? These will probably be my best bet for a job, I would think.

Thank you
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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If you both wants to be around Cajun Culture, Lafayette. It's closest to San Antonio. It probably has the lowest crime out of all the areas you mentioned.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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No, Cajun culture is not particularly important, although a low crime rate certainly is. Thank you for your input! Is that where you reside?
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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Any of those areas should do. But what do you mean about loves Louisiana because​ Shreveport is not really Louisiana. You have a wild swing of choices with New Orleans and Shreveport.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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I really meant the scenery when you get outside of the cities, especially compared to over here.

Would I be correct in saying that Shreveport or more specifically Bossier City would be the most conservative/Christian of these areas?
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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I really meant the scenery when you get outside of the cities, especially compared to over here.

Would I be correct in saying that Shreveport or more specifically Bossier City would be the most conservative/Christian of these areas?
So, swamps?

Yes. It's also the most regressive major city in the state.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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how so?
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:02 PM
 
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All of Louisiana and the south are conservative and Christian. So there's no need in that being a primary reason to chose either of these cities. But, Shreveport is stagnant, the brain drain is taking not young people, no innovation, no decent leadership, etc. It's basically the stain of Louisiana, between that and Monroe. Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans would be better for that.
And since you're coming here for your fiance, wouldn't it be better to get her opinion on where to live or what she wants?
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Most of North Louisiana is not as popular or is it seeing as much growth as the Southern part of the state. And, yes, I definitely think you could make the argument that Shreveport and North Louisiana is the most conservative and religious parts of the state. Or at least it has a lot more of that Evangelical Baptist stuff going on than the more laissez faire/live and let live Catholics in South Louisiana.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:37 PM
 
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This topic has come up many times in the past. This post is just as relevant as when it was originally posted under: Sell Me on NW La.

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