This is your choices:
Lafayette...southside. good if not great price retention on a house. I live in the 'hard' on the eyes area near Alleman. Great schools, non flood, mid of the city. Wouldn't live anywhere else within the city. Houses are older but well built. Sellers will get a premium $$$ because they can.
You had better LOVE your new neighbor as your house will be 6 feet away on both sides of you. Expensive per square foot. Traffic is terrible in the mornings/afternoons. Many flood zones too. Broussard is not self suffiencient as it gets most of its water from Lafayette, you will pay a higher water rate unless you have a crappy water well/sewage system installed by the developer of the subdivision. Buyer beware. No trees either
Don't know much about Scott area but mostly rural with subdivisions built on former sugar cane fields ala Youngsville. Would never live in Duson esp. off Fieldspan road. Crack heaven there.
Carencro: Again, rural developments with crappy schools. Avoid it like the plague along with Lafayette 'North'
This post was edited on 4/24 at 6:38 pm