Whether you're coming from your favorite French restaurant, French Press, or heading to the Cajun Field to watch the University of Lousiana's football team duke it out in "The Swamp," you know you're in Lafayette when you hear that unmistakable sound of the washboard playing on the street corner. Home of the best crawfish in the south, you're guaranteed to get the most delicious blend of Cajun and French food that you've ever had the pleasure of eating. City-dwellers come and go easily by taking advantage of the town's intricate bus system and many bike paths. No matter where you lay down your roots in Lafayette, LA, you get the hip, unique atmosphere that everyone craves in the downtown portion of their city.

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Considered the heart of Cajun country, Lafayette, Louisiana is a bustling city filled with character. With its home appreciation steadily rising, now is a great time to choose from their wide selection of houses and neighborhoods. From its inner-city homes and condos with walkable streets and available amenities to its many suburbs with friendly people and large yards, Lafayette has the best of the best when it comes to housing prices and a generally low cost of living.

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