Lafayette Real Estate
The Lafayette, Louisiana homes are located in the heart of Cajun Country just along the Vermilion River. Also known as Acadiana, the area was founded in 1884 as Lafayette by the famous French composer of the Renaissance, Jean Mouton. Even when just driving through Lafayette, it is easy for one to sense a different vibe in the atmosphere. This explains why the population at the 2010 census was recorded at 120,623. Making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Ranked Number one by Forbes for the best mid-sized cities for jobs, Lafayette is thriving with opportunity. Cajuns are optimists with a unique culture that generated after the Acadians were relocated to Louisiana from eastern Canada in the late 18th century.
The Lafayette area is seasoned with rich cultivation and is flourishing with new innovative industries. Lafayette is equipped with the tools to provide a college student their education (The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Southwestern Louisiana Community College), newlyweds a productive place to raise kids, and a retired couple with an overflowing amount of amenities to spend the rest of their lives here. The citizens of Lafayette real estate are in the hub of Cajun Country, which includes Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, Evangeline, Vermillion, St. Martin, St. Mary, and St. Landry Parishes(known as counties in other areas of the United States). Lafayette has been named best food city in the United States by USA Today. Over twenty thousand people nominated more than six hundred towns from across the country in five categories. Lafayette was selected as a finalist in the “Best for food” category and was judged against five other towns. Throughout the area there are tons of reminders to why Lafayette is a majestic place to reside, from the spicy food and even spicier music, to being the host of the worldly acclaimed Festival International, to the Annual Cajun Heartland State Fair, to the famous Cajun dome where nationally and internationally known music artists come to perform, to the Acadian French(and English with a heavy Cajun French Accent) spoken far and wide.