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Developments can be found along the Vermilion River, near the University, and all of the area municipalities providing a suitable location for any size or type of family or business.

The REALTOR® Association of Acadiana is a professional membership association for more than 1,000 local REALTORS® who represent the best in their profession as they willingly adopt the Code Ethics and continuously learn about the issues and changes affecting the real estate industry.

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 traditional neighborhood developments, like River Ranch, Sugar Mill Pond, Couret Farms, and Olde Towne at Millcreek, are examples of communities with built-in amenities like spas, restaurants, shops, and lofts to service residents.

Several other master-planned communities, some complete with golf courses, like Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club, give residents plenty of options.

Lafayette also offers many options for apartment living; approximately 50 complexes, 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.

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. With over 100 subdivisions within the City of Lafayette, Lafayette is quickly growing with additional dining, cultural and recreation opportunities, and retail space.


Upper 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, One Acadiana, 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 (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. This comprehensive planning system creates communities that accommodate educational facilities, civic buildings, and commercial establishments, all located within walking distance of residential homes.

A TND hallmark is that they are planned to be pedestrian friendly, rather than vehicle centric. 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

Couret Farms, Lafayette

Positioning your business involves more than just finding an available space; it also encompasses perception, feasibility, efficiency, and many other variables that differ across industries. Having a better idea of the variables that are most important to your business operations allows researchers to tailor, combine, and cross reference multiple data sets in order to produce an accurate analysis of your target market or location of interest. The business development team at the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) provides a massive amount of information at or call (337) 593-1400.

Lafayette is also home to many talented commercial real estate agents:
• Acadiana Metro Realty
• Beau Box Commercial Real Estate
• Billeaud Companies
• Cecil D. Trahan Enterprises, Inc.
• Century 21 Gateway Realty
• Champion Real Estate
• Coldwell Banker - Pelican Real Estate
• Dwight Andrus Real Estate
• Gulf States Real Estate Services
• Keaty Real Estate
• Keller Williams
• Latter and Blum
• Mirian Investment Group
• MPW Properties
• Old South Realty Property Management
• Professional Advantage Realty (PAR)
• Property One
• RE/MAX Acadiana
• Ron J. Gaubert, Realtors
• RPI Group
• Sam Robertson Real Estate
• Southwest Group
• Spectrum Real Estate
• Stirling Properties
• Teal Realty & Development
• Van Eaton and Romero

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