Living In South Louisiana

Good Times Abound

There’s a reason The New York Times calls South Louisiana “the last cohesive cultural enclave in the United States.” From its vibrant hub city of Lafayette to neighboring locales rich with Acadian French heritage, South Louisiana’s residents stay true to their Cajun and Creole roots.

It’s a place where the home and heart meet — a colorful mixture of bootstrap-grabbers and envelope-pushers who never sacrifice quality for quantity. A place where working hard means playing harder — and where the only standard of living is living well.

Dancing Parc Sans Souci
Courir De Mardi Gras

When you finally take it all in, it’s no mystery why the region is one of the most sought-after places in the South to invest, work, and live.

Ranked #1 Happiest City in America

In 2014, a Harvard study ranked Lafayette as the happiest city in America — and rightfully so. From global cultural events, like Festival International, to arts and enrichment opportunities like Art Walk, Rhythms on the River, Bach Lunch and more, residents can experience life out loud with a variety of entertainment activities.

Named Southern Living’s “Tastiest Town in the South”

If you prefer to mix food with your fun, buckle up. In 2012, the hub city was also named the“Tastiest Town in the South” by Southern Living. With the region’s annual array of food festivals, cookoffs, culinary classes, and cultural influence, any local excursion will leave you hungry for more.

No. 1 Producer of Good Times

Just about any day is perfect for an outdoor excursion in South Louisiana. Enjoying an average of 217 sunny days a year and balmy 70 ° temperatures, our residents have every reason to get out and explore. From food festivals and shopping to kayaking and hiking, soaking up sun has never been more varied — or fun!