Opelousas, Louisiana 

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Follow-up to previous, After 18 months of living i - 1/21/2008
After living in Opelousas, for 18 months I'll respond to changes from my provous post.

The 24 Hour liquior sales has been banned, except at the Evangeline Downs Racino. The issue with the water lines busted, most have been fixed and upgraded, also most of the City streets that were pothole ridden has been fixed not all though but a significant improvement. Still waiting on state roads to be resurfaced espically Vine St. which passes thru downtown, and Hwy 749. Also there are new retail establishments locating in Opelousas, they are (Starbucks, Office Depot, Ashley Home Furniture store, Game Stop) to name a few. Evangeline Downs is expanding with a new Hotel & Cofference Center Attached the their Racino (hopefully their proposed campground and Golf Course soon follows). The past Holiday season was great with the Chrismas lighting and Local merchants, at Le Village. Also the Music & Market every Friday in the spring and Fall, You could Buy Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, and Read More

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Nice City - 3/2/2007
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I'm new to Opelousas, At first When i moved here I was like why did I move here, The Roads are horrible , Infrustructure needs lots of updating (Ex. Water seeping from the ground because of busted water lines all over town. Water lines are currently bieng updated and hopefully roads soon after. The Downtown area is nice & I've seen plans of the rejuvination of the downtown area, It would be great if were to be done. The thing I like most about Opelousas is its people, Nice, Friendly and helpful no mater your race. Not many things to do but your a short drive form Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I live in an older neghborhood of mixed races and income which I espcially like because of the diversity. Thats the way america should be wealthy and not to wealthy living side by side, Most Cities I go to its usally all the Poor near each other, and all The Wealthy folks behind there brick and Iron gated walls protection from what I don't know. Another thing Housing is very Read More

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