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Lafayette is a family-friendly town Posted On: 5/5/2007 12:27:45 PM
Lafayette is very family-friendly. There are many activities surrounding children's sports: karate, t-ball, hunting, fishing, and the like. There is a children's museum and a natural science museum (needs a little work, though!). We also have the University of Louisiana - Lafayette here, with all the amenities that come with a college town. We have one of the largest Academy Sporting Goods in the country, and we have multiple outdoor-outfitting shops. The annual Festival International is held every April and is a free event, with great music and wonderful food. The area is predominately Cajun-Catholic, with an influx of people from other areas of the country due to the 70's and 80's oil boom (which eventually busted, I might add). Professional jobs pay a livable wage given the low cost of living in Louisiana (no property taxes), although housing is more expensive due to the scarcity of units (Hurricanes Katrina and Rita of 2005). New Orleans is about 2 hours away, and Baton Rouge is about 45 minutes down the interstate. I would highly recommend this area to anyone.