Arnaudville : Louisiana

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What it's Like to Retire in Arnaudville

Arnaudville, settled by the French in the 1700s, is located in South Central Louisiana. This small town of just 1,400 people offers the Southern quaintness of a tiny community with the convenience of being 35 miles away from Lafayette and its 540,000 residents. Retirees here find a quiet, easygoing and neighborly lifestyle. This Spanish moss-strewed town has also recently attracted a rather lively art scene. Picture of St. Martin Parish Courthouse coutesy of Wikipedia and Ken Lund.


Where to Retire in Arnaudville and Home Prices

There is at least one retirement community in Arnaudville (see link at top right).
Trulia reports the average listing price of a home was $166,815 in mid-2016.


What is special about Arnaudville

Arnaudville is a picturesque slice of the South. There is a twice-yearly 7-mile yard sale, and the Brown Bag Club is an organization dedicated to the artistic development of the town's children.

What is not special about Arnaudville

While it can be a special thing depending on how you look at it, only 64 percent of residents speak English at home - if you aren't willing to learn French, maybe this is not the best community for you.

Who will like retirement in Arnaudville

Those who feel comfortable in the slow, easygoing, traditional scene of the old-world South like Arnaudville.

Local economy is driven by

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction drive the economy.


Climate and Physical Environment

Arnaudville's average January temperature is 51 degrees, the July average is about 82 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Among many other groups, there is a Mardi Gras krewe and an art society here. The town is host to several events and festivals including Étouffée Festival in April, the Le Feu et l'Eau—Fire and Water Rural Arts Celebration, and Bayou Blues Revival. Due to its quaint setting and unique culture, Arnaudville has become popular with artists and musicians from around the world.



Crime in Arnaudville is very low.

Medical facilities

St. Martin's Hospital, part of Lafayette General Medical Center, is 12 miles away in Breaux Bridge.



Lafayette Regional Airport is about 25 miles away, but the nearest international airport is 125 miles away in New Orleans.


Valuable Links

Arnaudville on Wikipedia

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