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Overview of Lafayette

Located in the heart of Cajun Country and rich with cultural vibrancy, Lafayette apartments for rent are the perfect places to call home for anyone seeking an exciting city with plenty of nightlife and entertainment. Lafayette apartments will put you smack dab in the middle of an eclectic and colorful city that is always bustling. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population has steadily been on the rise since 2007, and today more than 122,130 people call Lafayette home. Lafayette also boasts championship golf courses, bodies of water for kayaking and canoeing and hiking and biking trails.

Living in Lafayette

When you're in Lafayette apartments for rent, you'll always find something new and exciting to do, which may be one reason why AreaVibes gave the city a score of 80 for its exceptional livability. Based on the abundance of local amenities, low cost of living, stable housing market and ideal weather, Lafayette is one of the most sought-after communities in the Bayou State. Located just 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, beach-goers can hop in their car and head to the shore in no time. This unique community is the soul of Acadiana with the perfect blend of modern living and a unique heritage not seen in many other places in the country.

Lafayette Apartments and Cost of Living

It's no surprise that Lafayette apartments for rent will cost more than the state's average. According to AreaVibes, the median rental rate is 14 percent more expensive, and the overall cost of living is 3 percent more than Louisiana's average. However, the cost of living is 1 percent lower than the nation's average, so Lafayette is a very affordable community.

If you're worried about costs, you'll be able to save some money on transportation while in apartments in Lafayette. The city is somewhat pedestrian-friendly with a score of 50 from WalkScore. But if you need to drive to work and nearby amenities from apartments in Lafayette, you'll be happy to find that the cost of a gallon of gas is on par with the state's going rate, and the average commute time is 14 percent shorter than other residents of Louisiana.

Apartments in Lafayette Work and Study

Students looking into apartments for rent in Lafayette will enjoy the presence of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in the community. This is also a major provider for jobs in the community. Other top employers include Lafayette Parish School System, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette General Medical Center and Wood Group Production Services.

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Bayou Shadows

Lafayette, LA 70506

$615+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Bayou Shadows

Lafayette, LA


$615+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Bridgeway II Apartments and Townhomes
70

Lafayette, LA 70506

$715+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Bridgeway II Apartments and Townhomes

Lafayette, LA

(70)

$715+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10
Steeplechase Apartment Homes

Lafayette, LA 70506

$613+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Steeplechase Apartment Homes

Lafayette, LA


$613+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
24
Maison Bocage

Lafayette, LA 70506

$680+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

Maison Bocage

Lafayette, LA


$680+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
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La Veranda At Polly Lane Apartments

Lafayette, LA 70508

$841+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

La Veranda At Polly Lane Apartments

Lafayette, LA


$841+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
The Crescent at River Ranch

Lafayette, LA 70508

$885+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Crescent at River Ranch

Lafayette, LA (River Ranch)


$885+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Park Place Apartments

Lafayette, LA 70506

$675+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Park Place Apartments

Lafayette, LA


$675+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
MainStreet At River Ranch
5

Lafayette, LA 70508

$925+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

MainStreet At River Ranch

Lafayette, LA

(5)

$925+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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The Reserve at Couret Farms

Lafayette, LA 70507

$815+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Reserve at Couret Farms

Lafayette, LA


$815+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Plantations at Lafayette
6

Lafayette, LA 70508

$845+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Plantations at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

(6)

$845+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
City Heights at the Ranch
21

Lafayette, LA 70508

$625+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

City Heights at the Ranch

Lafayette, LA

(21)

$625+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
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Beau Chenes Apartments

Lafayette, LA 70503

$625+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Beau Chenes Apartments

Lafayette, LA


$625+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
Eagle Run

Lafayette, LA 70503

$635+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Eagle Run

Lafayette, LA


$635+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Acadian and South College Gardens

Lafayette, LA 70503

$512+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Acadian and South College Gardens

Lafayette, LA


$512+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Chateau Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70503

$655+

2 Beds2 Baths

3 Units Available

Chateau Lafayette

Lafayette, LA


$655+

2 Beds2 Baths
3 Units Available
Furnished Studio - Lafayette - Airport

Lafayette, LA 70508

$888+

1 Bed1 Bath

Furnished Studio - Lafayette - Airport

Lafayette, LA


$888+

1 Bed1 Bath
Bayou Oaks Apartment Homes

Lafayette, LA 70508

$630+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

Bayou Oaks Apartment Homes

Lafayette, LA


$630+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
The Bradford

Lafayette, LA 70508

$600+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

4 Units Available

The Bradford

Lafayette, LA


$600+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
4 Units Available
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The Retreat at Acadian Point

Lafayette, LA 70508

$637+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Retreat at Acadian Point

Lafayette, LA


$637+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Willow Gardens

Lafayette, LA 70506

$653+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Willow Gardens

Lafayette, LA


$653+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths