Who is a resident?
Here in Cajun Country, everyone is welcome. You can become a resident or a “Cajun” simply by dancing the two-step or peeling a crawfish. Residential housing in Lafayette Parish is available in all price ranges, neighborhood types and ages. From historic homes to newer, planned communities and apartment complexes, Lafayette has a place for both families and singles. The quaint Saint Streets neighborhood, near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, offers older homes with a bit of Southern charm, while the planned neighborhood developments, like River Ranch, Sugarmill Pond and Olde Towne at Millcreek, are examples of communities with built-in amenities like spas, restaurants, shops and lofts to service residents. Several other planned communities, some complete with golf courses, like Le Triompne Golf and Country Club, gives residents plenty of options.
Lafayette also offers many options for apartment living, made up of studio units and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units in all price ranges. Whether you enjoy fast-paced urban living or a quieter country setting, there is a neighborhood for you.
Member Area Apartments
Ansley Walk Apartments
Audubon Lake Apartment Homes
Bayou Oaks Apartments
Campus Crossings at Lafayette
Chateau Des Lions
The Crescent at River Ranch
Mainstreet at River Ranch
Maison Bocage Apartments
Oakwood Bend Apartments
Travis Technology Center
University Place Apartments
Relocating is a big step. In addition to finding a home, you need to make sure the community you are considering really suits your needs. Lafayette is quickly growing with additional restaurants and retail space and there are over 100 subdivisions within the city of Lafayette.
Rolling hills, green fields and country stores characterize the area known as “Upper Lafayette.” Located at the crossroads of Interstates 49 and 10, this area has convenient access to the gateway to the parish.
Many new residential developments have sprung up over the last several years in and around the town of Carencro and along scenic Highway 182. Louisiana Avenue’s lifestyle center offers several options for shopping, with national retailers and local offerings. Beautiful homes on sprawling lots and “mini farms” can also be found in this area, which hints at its equestrian heritage at the former Evangeline Downs racetrack.
Where the West Begins
Accommodating an array of small neighborhoods, this agricultural section of the parish features wooded areas and authentic homes along the bayou. West Lafayette is also experiencing a great deal of commercial growth, with several forthcoming subdivisions, while still offering plenty of opportunities for future development.
The Heart of Cajun Country is Central Lafayette Parish. The historic downtown area, along with scores of historic buildings, highlight this area. It’s also home to the CAJUNDOME Convention Center, Oil Center, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Heymann Performing Arts Center.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the second-largest university in the state, gives this area a bustling college feel. Positioned around the Vermilion River, older neighborhoods add charm and architectural style to Lafayette.
Central Lafayette also offers a broad range of commercial development, from trendy restaurants to boutique shopping, bars, cafés and businesses. If you’re looking for the heart of Lafayette’s city center, this is your neighborhood.
South – Heartbeat of Lafayette Parish
Experiencing huge growth both residentially and commercially, South Lafayette Parish is rapidly becoming the place for newcomers.
Anchoring South Lafayette Parish are the communities of Youngsville and Broussard. Offering small-town community environments with a rural feel, both towns are just moments away from superb restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
The traditional neighborhood development, Sugar Mill Pond, features homes situated around a town center in Youngsville, while Broussard is known for its historic cottages and hometown restaurants. This area grants you the opportunity to embrace country-style living, while still being conveniently located to work and play.
Traditional Neighborhood Developments
Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TNDs) incorporate a variety of land uses and house types in a defined area. Its development process combines early 20th century planning principals with the socially responsible policies of the 21st century. Together this comprehensive planning system creates communities that accommodate educational facilities, civic buildings and commercial establishments, all located within walking distance of private homes.
A hallmark of TNDs is that they are planned to be pedestrian friendly, rather than automobile friendly. A unique network of paths, streets and lanes provides residents the option of walking, biking or driving to real destinations within their neighborhood. This same transportation network functions to calm and disperse traffic in a responsible and efficient manner.
Examples of TNDs:
Olde Towne at Millcreek, Lafayette,
River Ranch, Lafayette,
Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville,