Many Acadiana residents are passionate about their region and are quick to describe its characteristic warmth and high quality of life. With more than 100 subdivisions, the region offers newcomers a range of homes from which to choose.
Acadiana includes new developments and modern construction as well as established, upscale areas where mature trees and stately architecture are considered distinct attributes. Downtown Lafayette — characterized by a vibrant dining and music scene — contains historic cottages and lofts.
The region is also known for its progressive, “mixed-use developments,” such as River Ranch and Olde Towne at Millcreek, both of which incorporate modern planning principles. River Ranch blends neighborhoods situated around a central square with shops, restaurants and businesses accessible on foot or by bike. The Traditional Neighborhood Development, Olde Towne at Millcreek, combines pedestrian-friendly access with lush parks, public greens, meeting facilities and a scenic lake.