Bienvenue (welcome) to the historical city of Lafayette, a cultural oasis located amidst meandering bayous and moss-draped oaks in the heart of a unique region know as Acadiana (a-kay'-dee-anna). Derived from the hard-working and fun-loving Acadians, French Canadians who were exiled from their homeland in Nova Scotia in the late 1700s, the name Acadiana is as well known today for its joie de vie, or love of life, as it is for its productive work ethic. Lafayette is a teeming city of more than 113,000 people. It has the contemporary sophistication of a modern city yet still embraces its rich French heritage with Spanish, American, Indian and African influences. Located at the intersection of Interstate highways 10 and 49 in South Louisiana, modern Lafayette enjoys a booming economy, a world-class work force, a warm, moist year-round climate and affordable housing. Future residents will be pleased to find an abundance of single-family properties, townhouses, and historic homes throughout Lafayette. Destinations for work or play are easily accessible thanks to a modern Interstate and U.S. Highway system. Lafayette Regional Airport and Acadiana Regional Airport are both located within minutes of downtown Lafayette.
Lafayette Real Estate and Prices of Lafayette Homes for Sale
Home prices in Lafayette range from $110,000 to more than $600,000, with an average price of $250,000. Residents have a diversity of property styles to choose from including modern-day single-family homes, apartments and townhouses as well as antebellum mansions in rejuvenated historic districts. You can choose between a country setting with acreage and beautiful oak trees or a patio home in the city.
Lafayette For Thursday, May 5th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.63%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.76%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.05%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.69%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Lafayette LA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Lafayette to help you find the best home!