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Old 04-28-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm going to move to Lafayette in a year. I want to buy in Crowley and commute. I'm somewhat familiar with Crowley, but I would love to make some contacts with folks who are already settled in the area.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Scott
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I know someone FROM there but she doesn't go there too often anymore...doesn't help you I guess lol

Out of curiosity, why do you want to buy in Crowley of all the areas around Lafayette? I'm sure homes are much cheaper there (for a reason) but I don't know what direction the city is moving in, seem to hear about more and more drug problems and violent crime there (then again, same could be said about plenty of towns around there). Not trying to scare you off as you say you are already familiar with the area, but just wondering why you would want to live there as opposed to somewhere else.

Also, do you keep up with the local news?

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http://acadiananow.com (Lafayette's newspaper, redirects to their new site)

FOX has a channel as well but you can read the tabloids at the grocery store checkout lines and get the same reliable information. I forget what channel they are but if you like FOX I'm sure it can be found via Google.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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I'm not opposed to buying in Lafayette; I just thought I could get more for my money in a small town around Lafayette. I chose Crowley because my mom's family is from there and I used to visit a lot when I was a kid. So, I am somewhat familiar with it.

No, I don't keep up with the local news. Is there a lot of bad news about crime in Crowley?

I'll probably just live in an apartment for a while in Lafayette to see if I like the area enough to consider buying and living in the area for a while. I'm a teacher, so it's not hard for me to take my show on the road when a school year is up.

Scott
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh and, I love trains. I would like a house in the Historic District near the train tracks, preferably close enough to be able to watch them pass from my porch. I am not familiar enough with Lafayette to know if that possibility exists there.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Generally homes around train tracks are cheaper than elsewhere...when I left I believe there was a movement to try and "resurrect" the Historic District but I didn't pay much attention to it. I'm not familiar enough with residential areas along the tracks to know if there are any in good neighborhoods where you can watch them...I doubt it though.

I highly suggest you rent for at least six months while you figure the area out. Teachers there always seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to pay rates and the school board seems to have their head stuck way past the last corner where the sun does not shine (check acadiananow.com's forums and see if you can find some back stories on the school board and readers' comments). It's not a school system where I have really heard of teachers flocking to but it could definitely use some good teachers from what I hear. However, being a teacher I'm sure you know the situation there...hopefully you can do some good

As for Crowley, you know how the news is...report all the bad and little to nothing of the good. I do know that the drug and violent crime reports seem to be up around there although I'm sure there are some decent parts of town to live in.

The other downside is that it is 20 miles west of Lafayette whereas Scott, Duson, Carencro, and Breaux Bridge are much closer and still located on the interstates. Might not be bad while gas is "cheap" at $2/gallon but don't expect it to stay there especially once the economy turns around.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:12 AM
 
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Thanks for your response. I will check out acadiananow.com today!

Scott
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA; relocating to Houston, TX
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I'm a Lafayette native (about to be transplanted out of state for the first time in my life) and wouldn't move to Crowley though I might consider Rayne.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:32 AM
 
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I'm a Lafayette native (about to be transplanted out of state for the first time in my life) and wouldn't move to Crowley though I might consider Rayne.
Why not Crowley vs Rayne? Other than the commuting distance to Lafayette is closer.

Scott
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA; relocating to Houston, TX
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I like the community better in Rayne.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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You could look at other towns in the Lafayette Parish like Scott, Youngsville, and Carencro
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