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How nice of a place is Jennings, Louisiana to live in?

Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:11 am
Posted by Toucan Sam
Eastern Seaboard
Member since Nov 2022
49 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:11 am
How nice of a place is Jennings, Louisiana to live in? What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in Jennings? Thank you.
Posted by The Mick
Member since Oct 2010
43327 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:13 am to
Cons: serial killers
Posted by AbitaFan08
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
26875 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:14 am to
I don’t even stop for gas in Jennings because it gives off major Deliverance vibes.
Posted by roguetiger15
Member since Jan 2013
16218 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:14 am to
Pro: there’s a hospital in case the serial killer doesn’t finish the job
Posted by brgfather129
Los Angeles, CA
Member since Jul 2009
17118 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:15 am to
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How nice of a place is Jennings, Louisiana to live in?


Posted by member12
Bob's Country Bunker
Member since May 2008
32145 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:15 am to
quote:

How nice of a place is Jennings, Louisiana to live in? What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in Jennings? Thank you.



Pros: Cajun country, so the people are mostly very nice and the food is solid. Close to oil industry jobs. Has its own hospital. No traffic. Very low costs of living - easy to get a house with a couple of acres.

Cons: Well known for a string of murders that were "unsolved" but not really. That stretch seems to get more tornados than the rest of south Louisiana.
Posted by LaBR4
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
51263 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:15 am to
Posted by A1A
Space Coast
Member since Sep 2015
2123 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:18 am to
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Louisiana


Here’s the problem.
Posted by dewster
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
25445 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:18 am to
I can't speak for Jennings specifically, but the area between Breaux Bridge and Lake Charles is one of the friendliest parts of the US.

I just really like it because the people are awesome.
Posted by wasteland
City of peace
Member since Apr 2011
5607 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:21 am to
Cons: a whole lot of meth and sex trafficking and police covering up a serial killer
Posted by dewster
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
25445 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:21 am to
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I don’t even stop for gas in Jennings because it gives off major Deliverance vibes.




Jennings does have a creepy vibe. But it's more "True Detective" than "Deliverance".

The rural areas along I-12 are more "Deliverance".
Posted by frequent flyer
USA
Member since Jul 2021
3027 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:23 am to
I know it's more heavy into rice farms and not corn, but otherwise the typography in that part of Louisiana feels like western Iowa.

Flat, not as many trees as you'd expect, roads make a rural grid pattern, and agriculture almost as far as you can see in every direction.

Also EVERYONE has a truck, a trailer, a boat, and a dog.
This post was edited on 11/23/22 at 8:25 am
Posted by GofishMS
Mississippi
Member since Nov 2020
191 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:26 am to
Very rural true Cajun People. Lots of good fishing and hunting close by. Low cost of living, good food. But I still moved away from that area I grew up in.
Posted by DeepwaterGoMer
Member since Nov 2013
91 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:26 am to
JHS grad here. It's a decent small town but why Jennings specifically? There are areas nearby with much better schools, e.g., Hathaway, Iota.

ETA Their school buildings are great. High school is only about 20 years old and they just built a new k-8th. It's the demographics of Jennings that's the problem.
This post was edited on 11/23/22 at 8:45 am
Posted by NewBR
Member since Sep 2008
768 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:26 am to
Crowley is probably better, if you really want to live in a "city."

Even better option would be a few acres around Morse or Mermentau.
Posted by The Boat
Member since Oct 2008
164587 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:27 am to
It’s not far from Lion’s Den, Exit 72 Egan
Posted by dallastiger55
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
27934 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:28 am to
Calcasieu Parish> Jeff Davis Parish
Posted by La Squared
Southwest LA
Member since Feb 2012
471 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:29 am to
If you have school aged kids I’d probably live in Hathaway instead of Jennings (or even Lake Arthur, Elton, or Laccassine). I’m assuming you are looking at a job in Jennings. Not a whole lot to do in the immediate area so you may even want to live closer to either Lake Charles or Lafayette and drive in to Jennings instead.
Posted by Turf Taint
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2021
6010 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:30 am to
Filters of places to live (in my experience)

#1 - City is written into at least one song (preferably a good song)

If not, you are on your own.
Posted by rsbd
banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
22206 posts
Posted on 11/23/22 at 8:31 am to
Trash, 90% are trash or meth heads and trash
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