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SaintEB
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re: Moving to Lafayette


Why are you going all the way to I-10 from Brouasard to get to Scott?

Emerald Gardens Is the subdivision you want of your husband works in Scott. I live in west Laffy, south of Scott and love it. Not in a flood zone and can get whatever I need within minutes. i dont know about the schools because we are doing private so I can't






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Purple and Cold Beer
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LAFAYETTE
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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Why are you going all the way to I-10 from Brouasard to get to Scott?


It's quicker because I'm not far from the thruway. I've driven through town many different ways and the thruway/I-10 route is much quicker the time of day I drive.






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tiger perry
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Lafayette, LA
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re: Moving to Lafayette


South Lafayette, Broussard or Youngsville. Avoid Carencro...





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SaintEB
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That makes sense. Still better than the new Ambassador extension?





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Purple and Cold Beer
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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Still better than the new Ambassador extension?


Yeah because the morning Youngsville traffic clogs it up so much.






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the LSUSaint
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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We are moving to Lafayette in late summer. What areas are safe/nice? What areas should we avoid? My husband will be working in Scott. Thanks!




Don't know your situation (financially)....I own a home near Scott(in Laffy, but as close as you can get without being in Scott) I'm going to sell it this summer or sooner. If you are shopping, let me know, you won't be disappointed in the home, location, or price. 3 br, 2.5 bath, pool, 7 yrs old, single entry subdivision (no thru traffic,

Wife n I upsized months ago and kept it for relatives who visit.






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moon
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re: Moving to Lafayette


I live in Oaklawn Subdivision (Saint Streets area) and I like it. I'm about 5 minutes from Scott, 5 minutes from downtown, 10 minutes to the Mall.

If he works in Scott, you do not want to move out to Youngsville. Plus Youngsville has a tendency to flood.

Scott has some scary people. I used to work with a few people from there...no thanks! :)

Broussard is pretty nice; maybe a little further out than you'd want.

River Ranch is over priced, crap construction homes.

Carencro is OK. Public schools are not great.






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Purple and Cold Beer
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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That makes sense. Still better than the new Ambassador extension?


Plus the thruway flows really well since the 3-laned it on both sides all the way to Broussard.






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yellowfin
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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Carencro is OK. Public schools are not great.


I'd say the public schools in north lafayette parish are a little worse than "not great"






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AgTiger55
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Houston
Member since Feb 2013
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West Bayou Pkwy is pretty nice, but old and expensive (~$150-$175 per square foot). Of course I'm talking about Greenbriar and not the areas surrounding LJ Alleman because I think those homes are hard on the eyes.

River Ranch is nice, but again, pricey ($250 or more a square foot). It is closer to the better schools in town, though.

Overall I think your best bet is to move anywhere around the Kaleste Saloom/Ambassador/Verot School Rd areas. At least you'll be able to get your money back for the house you buy. The layout of Lafayette is terrible. Tell your husband to suck up the morning commute and invest in something that you won't owe the bank anything if you guys leave.

And I saw someone posts about people leaving youngsville to get back in town. That happened because the commute into town sucks and there's nothing to do in Youngsville. Plus any Tom, Dick & Harry with a subpar credit score can move there with 105% financing through a rural development loan and a builder covers closing costs. Translation, property values will go to shite quick.






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donRANDOMnumbers
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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Some areas in Broussard have serious drainage problems, and all parts of Broussard have serious crazy-mayor-who-thinks-he-owns-the-town problems.


if this is the worst thing about a city then that's about as good as it gets.







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CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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Move to youngsville.


Not to work in Scott, traffic sucks.






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Purple and Cold Beer
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if this is the worst thing about a city then that's about as good as it gets.


This. Plus, I live in Broussard and don't even know who the mayor is. Oh and there are no drainage problems at all where I live.






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SaintEB
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re: Moving to Lafayette


Broussard has come a long way. That crazy mayor made that area a hotspot of growth and business. His methods may get him in jail, but you can't argue that Broussard is almost self sufficient because of it. That area would be ideal for daisy except for the fact that her husband will work in Scott. If he doesn't care about traffic or commute times, that is the way to go.





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constant cough
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Lafayette
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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i'd look into the youngsville/broussard area



No! We're full up.

Gees I remember moving here to get out of Lafayette now Lafayette feels like it's moving here. Now I feel like I need to move out into the country.






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Purple and Cold Beer
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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That area would be ideal for daisy except for the fact that her husband will work in Scott. If he doesn't care about traffic or commute times, that is the way to go.


Agreed. I went back and forth on that while I was deciding where to build. In the end I opted for a little commute in order to live in the area I really wanted to. I'm glad I did.






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LaBR4
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re: Moving to Lafayette


River Ranch





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constant cough
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Lafayette
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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I had to move back into Lafayette to get away from the Youngsville traffic!



For real though.






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SaintEB
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re: Moving to Lafayette


There are a few subdivisions coming up between Duson and Scott. Good areas to live, but out a ways. Good commute to Scott, but kinda country area.





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yellowfin
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re: Moving to Lafayette


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There are a few subdivisions coming up between Duson and Scott. Good areas to live, but out a ways. Good commute to Scott, but kinda country area.



There's some nice pieces of land out there for sale that's not in subdivisions if you don't mind living that far out of town. I couldn't see living out in Duson just to live in a subdivision






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