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Old 07-06-2012, 01:34 AM
 
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Homer is my opinion of an IDEAL town for people who are retired. Very little is happening. You've got 3 drug stores, fast food places like PizzaHut, McDonalds and Sonic, two sizable grocery stores, 1 large hardware store, a few filling stations and a small Hospital.

No Interstate Highways within 20 miles of Homer so few strangers come pass through town. The Log Trucks and Fuel Tankers transporting the area's big sawlogs and fuel products bypass Homer so most "traffic" is local. Numerous Churches are scattered around town. It's the "county seat" so it's the place where the Sheriff and Judge hangs out.

Major stores and shopping centers like Wal-Mart are in towns within 20 miles of Homer.

If you like to fish you've got Lake Claiborne a couple of miles out of town. If you hunt you've got the kisatchie national forest with it's vast woodlands beginning about 5 miles out of town.

Further, houses are dirt cheap because there are no high paying jobs in the area restricting the homeowner population to retirees and low wage workers that can't afford costly houses. You can buy a house in homer for $100,000 or less that would cost you $350,000 to $700,000 in places like Shreveport, California or New York.

All I can say is if you are retired and own an expensive house in an expensive neighborhood sell it and buy one equal or better in Homer for 1/3 the cost. Louisiana has Homestead Exemption means you don't have to pay tax on your home if you live in it!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Homer is my opinion of an IDEAL town for people who are retired. Very little is happening. You've got 3 drug stores, fast food places like PizzaHut, McDonalds and Sonic, two sizable grocery stores, 1 large hardware store, a few filling stations and a small Hospital.

No Interstate Highways within 20 miles of Homer so few strangers come pass through town. The Log Trucks and Fuel Tankers transporting the area's big sawlogs and fuel products bypass Homer so most "traffic" is local. Numerous Churches are scattered around town. It's the "parish seat" so it's the place where the Sheriff and Judge hangs out.

Major stores and shopping centers like Wal-Mart are in towns within 20 miles of Homer.

If you like to fish you've got Lake Claiborne a couple of miles out of town. If you hunt you've got the kisatchie national forest with it's vast woodlands beginning about 5 miles out of town.

Further, houses are dirt cheap because there are no high paying jobs in the area restricting the homeowner population to retirees and low wage workers that can't afford costly houses. You can buy a house in homer for $100,000 or less that would cost you $350,000 to $700,000 in places like Shreveport, California or New York.

All I can say is if you are retired and own an expensive house in an expensive neighborhood sell it and buy one equal or better in Homer for 1/3 the cost. Louisiana has Homestead Exemption means you don't have to pay tax on your home if you live in it!
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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Shreveport or Bossier city. I've lived in Shreveport most of my life, and currently live in Bossier City. I like going down south, but could never live there. Shreveport is so much.. homier. I moved away once, and came back in one month. I honestly don't think I will ever move. Definitely wouldn't go towards monroe, stinks terribly.. and it is WAY too close to the worst state in the US, Mississippi.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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I prefer: Baton Rouge, North shore and then Lafayette. I love New Orleans during the day but it's way too violent after sundown.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Question Relocating and have no idea where to begin!!

Maybe someone could help me out as well?? We are from a small town in south Carolina and this is all I have ever known. My husband recently got a job working offshore and has been doing his training for the past few weeks in Houma, LA. We want to move closer that way but I have no idea where to start. I want to be in a more diverse area with less racism b/c our family is interracial and it's very important that my kids are in a good environment. We want to be close to the water...beach, on a lake, etc.. We don't mind the city but I was hoping to find something with a little country feel to it.. Any advice???
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Lafayette often votes for itself as the coolest thing since sliced white bread.

My family has been here since Vermilionville. 1811 is about the time the three brothers arrived here and had a brick yard where "Mount Carmel" is located today.

It is merely my opinion but yuppies are RUINING Lafayette. I'm entitled to that opinion.

If Lafayette is so all fired awesome and groovy, why do so many of you drive like boneheads?

Lafayette USED to be an excellent place to live. That has changed. Thanks, nitwits.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:39 PM
 
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This is obviously a biased opinion thread, or has the high probability of being so. I can say that I've lived in other states and cities and nowhere in Louisiana is as nice as them, has the amenities or quality of education.
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