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Lafayette is a good-sized city in southwestern Louisiana. It’s the fourth-largest city in the state with more than 120,000 people. Nicknamed the Hub City, Lafayette was originally called Vermilionville at its founding but was later renamed for General Lafayette, a French officer who fought for the colonies in the American Revolutionary War. Today, the city is at the center of the French Louisiana region referred to as Acadiana.
The downtown area of Lafayette is very LGBT friendly. This diverse neighborhood has a great sense of community about it. It’s not just the gay community that feels tight-knit here. It’s everyone who lives in the area. There’s also a lot of cultural and artistic events in downtown Lafayette, so those who enjoy going to theater performances, listing to live music, or going to galleries are sure to love it.
Condos in the downtown area can cost anywhere from $77,000 to almost $600,000. Single family homes range from $90,000 to $750,000.