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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Lafayette

It's quiet. The people speak to each other all the time. Everybody is really to themselves. People are very respectful to each other. Cops really don't ever have to come in the neighborhood because there is barely any crime in the area at all.

The unique thing about my neighborhood is it's buildings are all fairly new, and my favorite local businesses close to my neigborhood are pouparts bakery and t-coons restaurant. There is a park in close proximity to my neighborhood, and my family and I enjoy visiting it when we can.

it is close to almost everything that you would need, but it is not downtown. it is actually part of a smaller town.

I like how everything is very close and not spread. I also like how there is not many areas that are secluded or vacant.

One of the things that I like most about my neighborhood is that it is pet friendly. Another aspect that I like is that a family friend lives in close proximity.

Nice people and generally quiet neighborhood not much in the way of crime and everyone tends to get along fairly well..

Who Lives Here

Lafayette Demographics

Education

High School

40%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

25%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

23%

4 people

17%

5 people

7%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

49%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

5%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

13%

20-45

36%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Lafayette?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$695$1202$1546$1725
Jun '24$695$1215$1515$1726
May '24$695$1214$1480$1732
Apr '24$695$1171$1443$1716
Mar '24$695$1170$1381$1646
Feb '24$695$1204$1326$1590
Jan '24$695$1161$1362$1632
Dec '23$695$1147$1391$1770
Nov '23$695$1131$1419$1825
Oct '23$695$1184$1447$1900
Sep '23$695$1250$1526$1742
Aug '23$695$1242$1559$1804
Jul '23$695$1278$1574$1880

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Lafayette

Lafayette Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

39%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 29 of 37 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 19 of 37 renters

Percentage: 4848

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 23 of 37 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Lafayette

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 11% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 32% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Lafayette serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 8% more restaurants than average
  3. 26% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Lafayette.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 82% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 81% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Lafayette is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 94% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 97% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Lafayette.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Lafayette.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 72% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 27% more gyms than average
  3. 24% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Lafayette could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 11% more pet facilities than average
  3. 46% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. 67% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Lafayette's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 69% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 64% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 37% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 68% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Lafayette Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 33 of 37 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 32 of 37 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 32 of 37 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 31 of 37 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 29 of 37 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 28 of 37 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 28 of 37 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 28 of 37 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 27 of 37 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 25 of 37 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 25 of 37 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 24 of 37 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 22 of 37 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 21 of 37 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 24 of 37 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 25 of 37 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 26 of 37 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 28 of 37 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 32 of 37 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 33 of 37 renters

Lafayette Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Lafayette

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Lafayette, LA

Overview of Lafayette

Known as the heart of Creole and Cajun culture, Lafayette invites you to put down roots in one of the happiest cities in the nation. You'll love Lafayette's festivals and huge Mardi Gras parades, second only to the celebrations in nearby New Orleans.

 

Lafayette Apartments and Neighborhoods

From the hustle and bustle of downtown living to the laid-back charm of suburban life, Lafayette neighborhoods appeal to every lifestyle. If you're looking for the best areas to live in Lafayette, check out the following neighborhoods:

 

  • River Branch: The eclectic architecture, wide sidewalks and thriving businesses lend a Main Street feel to the area. This planned community offers a town square, lots of green space, and a great mix of houses, condos and apartments.
  • Freetown-Port Rico: Looking for downtown housing close to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette? Freetown-Port Rico is a great choice, placing you near the Cajundome and the revitalized streets of this National Historic District.
  • Scott: For a quiet suburb a few miles from downtown, check out Scott, the Boudin Capital of the World. Residents of this area appreciate the family-friendly Mardi Gras parades, small-town vibe, and quick access to I-10 and U.S. 90.

 

Free Things to Do in Lafayette

You'll find a variety of free activities in Lafayette, including live concerts and movies downtown, tours of tropical greenhouses at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center, and qigong classes and dulcimer jam sessions at the Acadian Cultural Center.

 

For Families with Kids

The Lafayette Parish School System is ranked in the top 40 of Louisiana's school districts, with standouts like David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy and Broadmoor Elementary School. You can kindle your child's love of learning at the Acadian Village, where historians re-enact 19th-century Cajun life on the bayou.

 

Getaways from Lafayette

If you want to plan a weekend trip, you can find plenty of great places within a two-hour drive of Lafayette. For unique cuisine, exuberant nightlife and the best jazz around, make your way to New Orleans, or head to Baton Rouge for an LSU Tigers game and a tour of the capitol building.