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Why Lafayette Louisiana?

Why Lafayette Louisiana?

We are a bustling city in southwest Louisiana. Not located in wetlands, but along the Vermilion River in the south-central part of the state. This means we don’t suffer as much from floods as the other cities in our part of Louisiana. We have been described as a little-big town because of our unique contrast of city life and local Cajun traditions. We have also been nicknamed “Cajun country,” and “the Cajun heartland,” and known worldwide for our specialty foods and spices. Lafayette is the hub city of Acadiana, which is made of several other little cities (Carencro, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Opelousas, Broussard, Scott, Sunset, New Iberia, and more). All Acadiana cities and towns have their own distinct character and are each the State proclaimed “world’s best” at something…Lafayette is known to be the State’s Festival Capital. All our little cities embrace the Cajun heritage. If you ever get the chance to visit Lafayette, here is a list of a few ways you can learn a lot about the Cajun heritage.

Visit a swamp. TheSwampre are multiple swamps within the Greater Lafayette area. There is even one in the middle of Lafayette at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is the only on-campus swamp in the United States.

Go to Avery Island. A beautiful island owned by the McIlhenny family. The makers of Tabasco. The factory is there also. The island has a scenic drive-thru and walk-thru, wildlife, a bird sanctuary, and a botanical garden.

Stop at Vermilionville. It is an attraction located near the airport that tells the history of the Cajun people. It is a replica of an Acadian-style village. It also brings in local bands for jam sessions.

See the lights at Acadian village. Is a little village in south Lafayette that has several traditional Acadian homes. They have great festivities and lights at Christmas time, but you can also have a tour of the property during the year.

The state of Louisiana is called the “Sportsman’s Paradise” because of the wide variety of hunting and fishing within the state and in the coastal Gulf of Mexico. Originally Lafayette was an agricultural community; oil and natural gas were found here in the mid-twentieth century, which led to an economic boom. But now there’s other sources of economic contributors, a National Guard Station here, as well as a US Marine Corps Reserve Unit. IT is also an important economic sector, with the Center for Business and Information Technologies and several IT companies are located here. But education is by far the most important sector: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College, Louisiana Technical College and Remington College are all located in Lafayette.  To get more information on Lafayette you can visit our chamber of commerce website: http://www.oneacadiana.org/
And like everywhere else in Louisiana, you can enjoy some fine music venues, in fact you can find free concerts almost all the time when the weather is nice, and of course with a concert comes a place to dance. A lot of children here learn to dance before they learn to walk, so you can trust you’ll need to learn some Cajun dances to fit in.

Learning some Cajun French wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Here are just a very few: cochon de lait literally means ‘pig roast’, Merci Beacoup “thank you” and the best: Mais Cha’ y’all come Laissez la bon temps rouler! “Come here sweetie, let the good times roll!”

 092164478_435140116560684_2092562191_ncrawfish festivalcrawfish season

Some local pictures of things you’ll find in Lafayette.

St. John’s Catholic Cathedral, Cochon de lait and Crawfish Festival.

Homes for Sale in Lafayette

Real Estate in Lafayette

Real Estate 411

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When you’re buying or selling, the obvious source to get your real estate question answered is your agent but where do you go the rest of the time?  As a homeowner for many years to come, you’ll need reliable help and solid suggestions.

Our business goal is to have a select group of our friends and past customers who consider us their lifelong real estate professional. We want to earn that trusted position so they’ll enthusiastically refer their friends to us.  Our plan to achieve this is simply to help these people with all of their real estate needs not just when they buy or sell but for all the years in between.

Throughout the year, we offer reminders and suggestions by email and social media that benefit your homeowner experience.  When we find good articles to help you be a better homeowner, we’ll pass them along.  You’ll discover new ways to maintain your property, minimize expenses and manage debt and risk.

We want to be your “Go-To” person for everything to do with real estate.  If we don’t have the answer you need, we’ll point you in the right direction to find it.

We’re here for you and your friends…now and in the future.  Please let us know how we can help you.

Beau Savanne

 

beau sav ariel

A Unique Residential Community

Homes are currently under construction here in this unique residential community, located off Johnston Street and West Broussard road. Beau Savanne offers numerous amenities to make life more enjoyable.  Make a splash at the community pool while you enjoy the great Louisiana sunshine or join friends and neighbors at a nearby park or pond.  A planned neighborhood with Traditional Neighborhood components, Beau Savanne offers 91 residential home sites on 70 acres, all conveniently located near shopping and next to recently opened Rouse’s Market. There are homes currently for sale in this up and coming neighborhood.

News

Phase 1 infrastructure is complete – home construction started September 2014. This community will have 91 lots, multiple builders – and will have a pool and playground in a future phase.

Additional

Amenities: Park, Playground – Approximate Age: Under Construction – Construction: Frame
Equipment: Cable Ready, Garage Door Opener, Smoke Detector – Fence: Full, Privacy, Wood
Lot Description: Level -Lot Dimensions: 60X120 – Mineral Rights: RESERVED -Parking: 2 Car Garage
Utilities: Elec:SLEMCO, G:Center Point – Water/Sewer: Public Sewer, Public Water

Interior Features

Appliances: Disposal, Microwave, Range/Oven – Cooling: Central Air – Fireplace: 1 Fireplace, Ventless
Floors: Tile, Carpet, Wood – Foundation: Slab – Heating: Central Heat, Electric
Interior: Electric Dryer Con., Electric Washer Con., Gas Stove Con., Master Bath, Attic Access, Walk-in Closet, Crown Molding, Separate Shower

Location Information

Area: K
Directions: Heading south on Johnston Street, take a left onto W Broussard, Beau Savanne will be on your right
Elementary School: RIDGE ELEMENTARY
High School: ACADIANA HIGH SCHOOL
Middle School: JUDICE MIDDLE SCHOOL

External Features

Exterior: Landscaped, Outside Light – Patio: Open – Roof: Comp. Shingle – Siding: Brick, Stucco, Hardiplank – Style: Traditional

Financial Details

Financing: Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA, Rural Development
HOA Fee Amount: 40 – HOA Fee Term: MONTHLY – HOA Fee Type: REQUIRED
HOA Fees Include: Ground Keeping, Pool – REO: no

beau sav plat

 

 

Village Estates Subdivision in Maurice Now Selling!

There is a new subdivision in the Maurice landscape called Village Estates. This new neighborhood is located in the city limits around the corner from the Maurice park and just a couple of blocks away from Maurice Elementary. DSLD is the developer and prices start in the $170,000s.

Home for sale in Village Estates in Maurice

Home sizes start around 1650 square feet up to about 2000 square feet and feature 3 and 4 bedrooms. There is a pond in the center with several homes having water frontage.

Village Estates homes for sale

A few homes are already under contract even though construction has just begun. There is no doubt in my mind that the whole subdivision will be sold in no time. If you would like more information about Village Estates, contact me today before it’s too late!

Maurice has been growing steadily for the past few years with several new subdivisions such as La Premiere, Village Park, Rue des Cannes, Taylor Estates, Victoria Manor, Vermilion Oaks, Kirkland Estates, and Heritage Point. Please note that if the link does not returned any results, it is because no homes are available in that particular subdivision at the moment. However, these links are updated daily so check back often.

For a look at all available homes in Maurice, click here.

Category Archives: Neighborhood

Why Lafayette Louisiana?

Why Lafayette Louisiana?

We are a bustling city in southwest Louisiana. Not located in wetlands, but along the Vermilion River in the south-central part of the state. This means we don’t suffer as much from floods as the other cities in our part of Louisiana. We have been described as a little-big town because of our unique contrast of city life and local Cajun traditions. We have also been nicknamed “Cajun country,” and “the Cajun heartland,” and known worldwide for our specialty foods and spices. Lafayette is the hub city of Acadiana, which is made of several other little cities (Carencro, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Opelousas, Broussard, Scott, Sunset, New Iberia, and more). All Acadiana cities and towns have their own distinct character and are each the State proclaimed “world’s best” at something…Lafayette is known to be the State’s Festival Capital. All our little cities embrace the Cajun heritage. If you ever get the chance to visit Lafayette, here is a list of a few ways you can learn a lot about the Cajun heritage.

Visit a swamp. TheSwampre are multiple swamps within the Greater Lafayette area. There is even one in the middle of Lafayette at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is the only on-campus swamp in the United States.

Go to Avery Island. A beautiful island owned by the McIlhenny family. The makers of Tabasco. The factory is there also. The island has a scenic drive-thru and walk-thru, wildlife, a bird sanctuary, and a botanical garden.

Stop at Vermilionville. It is an attraction located near the airport that tells the history of the Cajun people. It is a replica of an Acadian-style village. It also brings in local bands for jam sessions.

See the lights at Acadian village. Is a little village in south Lafayette that has several traditional Acadian homes. They have great festivities and lights at Christmas time, but you can also have a tour of the property during the year.

The state of Louisiana is called the “Sportsman’s Paradise” because of the wide variety of hunting and fishing within the state and in the coastal Gulf of Mexico. Originally Lafayette was an agricultural community; oil and natural gas were found here in the mid-twentieth century, which led to an economic boom. But now there’s other sources of economic contributors, a National Guard Station here, as well as a US Marine Corps Reserve Unit. IT is also an important economic sector, with the Center for Business and Information Technologies and several IT companies are located here. But education is by far the most important sector: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, South Louisiana Community College, Louisiana Technical College and Remington College are all located in Lafayette.  To get more information on Lafayette you can visit our chamber of commerce website: http://www.oneacadiana.org/
And like everywhere else in Louisiana, you can enjoy some fine music venues, in fact you can find free concerts almost all the time when the weather is nice, and of course with a concert comes a place to dance. A lot of children here learn to dance before they learn to walk, so you can trust you’ll need to learn some Cajun dances to fit in.

Learning some Cajun French wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Here are just a very few: cochon de lait literally means ‘pig roast’, Merci Beacoup “thank you” and the best: Mais Cha’ y’all come Laissez la bon temps rouler! “Come here sweetie, let the good times roll!”

 092164478_435140116560684_2092562191_ncrawfish festivalcrawfish season

Some local pictures of things you’ll find in Lafayette.

St. John’s Catholic Cathedral, Cochon de lait and Crawfish Festival.

Homes for Sale in Lafayette

Real Estate in Lafayette

Real Estate 411

411.png

When you’re buying or selling, the obvious source to get your real estate question answered is your agent but where do you go the rest of the time?  As a homeowner for many years to come, you’ll need reliable help and solid suggestions.

Our business goal is to have a select group of our friends and past customers who consider us their lifelong real estate professional. We want to earn that trusted position so they’ll enthusiastically refer their friends to us.  Our plan to achieve this is simply to help these people with all of their real estate needs not just when they buy or sell but for all the years in between.

Throughout the year, we offer reminders and suggestions by email and social media that benefit your homeowner experience.  When we find good articles to help you be a better homeowner, we’ll pass them along.  You’ll discover new ways to maintain your property, minimize expenses and manage debt and risk.

We want to be your “Go-To” person for everything to do with real estate.  If we don’t have the answer you need, we’ll point you in the right direction to find it.

We’re here for you and your friends…now and in the future.  Please let us know how we can help you.

Beau Savanne

 

beau sav ariel

A Unique Residential Community

Homes are currently under construction here in this unique residential community, located off Johnston Street and West Broussard road. Beau Savanne offers numerous amenities to make life more enjoyable.  Make a splash at the community pool while you enjoy the great Louisiana sunshine or join friends and neighbors at a nearby park or pond.  A planned neighborhood with Traditional Neighborhood components, Beau Savanne offers 91 residential home sites on 70 acres, all conveniently located near shopping and next to recently opened Rouse’s Market. There are homes currently for sale in this up and coming neighborhood.

News

Phase 1 infrastructure is complete – home construction started September 2014. This community will have 91 lots, multiple builders – and will have a pool and playground in a future phase.

Additional

Amenities: Park, Playground – Approximate Age: Under Construction – Construction: Frame
Equipment: Cable Ready, Garage Door Opener, Smoke Detector – Fence: Full, Privacy, Wood
Lot Description: Level -Lot Dimensions: 60X120 – Mineral Rights: RESERVED -Parking: 2 Car Garage
Utilities: Elec:SLEMCO, G:Center Point – Water/Sewer: Public Sewer, Public Water

Interior Features

Appliances: Disposal, Microwave, Range/Oven – Cooling: Central Air – Fireplace: 1 Fireplace, Ventless
Floors: Tile, Carpet, Wood – Foundation: Slab – Heating: Central Heat, Electric
Interior: Electric Dryer Con., Electric Washer Con., Gas Stove Con., Master Bath, Attic Access, Walk-in Closet, Crown Molding, Separate Shower

Location Information

Area: K
Directions: Heading south on Johnston Street, take a left onto W Broussard, Beau Savanne will be on your right
Elementary School: RIDGE ELEMENTARY
High School: ACADIANA HIGH SCHOOL
Middle School: JUDICE MIDDLE SCHOOL

External Features

Exterior: Landscaped, Outside Light – Patio: Open – Roof: Comp. Shingle – Siding: Brick, Stucco, Hardiplank – Style: Traditional

Financial Details

Financing: Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA, Rural Development
HOA Fee Amount: 40 – HOA Fee Term: MONTHLY – HOA Fee Type: REQUIRED
HOA Fees Include: Ground Keeping, Pool – REO: no

beau sav plat

 

 

Village Estates Subdivision in Maurice Now Selling!

There is a new subdivision in the Maurice landscape called Village Estates. This new neighborhood is located in the city limits around the corner from the Maurice park and just a couple of blocks away from Maurice Elementary. DSLD is the developer and prices start in the $170,000s.

Home for sale in Village Estates in Maurice

Home sizes start around 1650 square feet up to about 2000 square feet and feature 3 and 4 bedrooms. There is a pond in the center with several homes having water frontage.

Village Estates homes for sale

A few homes are already under contract even though construction has just begun. There is no doubt in my mind that the whole subdivision will be sold in no time. If you would like more information about Village Estates, contact me today before it’s too late!

Maurice has been growing steadily for the past few years with several new subdivisions such as La Premiere, Village Park, Rue des Cannes, Taylor Estates, Victoria Manor, Vermilion Oaks, Kirkland Estates, and Heritage Point. Please note that if the link does not returned any results, it is because no homes are available in that particular subdivision at the moment. However, these links are updated daily so check back often.

For a look at all available homes in Maurice, click here.