SaltyCajun.com

SaltyCajun.com (http://www.saltycajun.com/forum/index.php)
-   General Discussion (Everything Else) (http://www.saltycajun.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=2)
-   -   Where would you live in LA? (http://www.saltycajun.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63762)

neverenuf 04-12-2016 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by "W" (Post 792113)
Any Where other than
New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Lafayette ( mini Baton Rouge )

Agreed.

2Beez 04-12-2016 11:07 PM

Cocodrie. Get right with Ms. Maggie and all will be good. This ignorant Texan drives 11 hours pulling the boat to fish it.

Madonk 04-12-2016 11:18 PM

I live in Lake Arthur. Fresh water all around. Duck hunting, goose hunts, deer hunting.

The only thing is salt water is at least an hour away.

Baychamp1 04-12-2016 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madonk (Post 792336)
I live in Lake Arthur. Fresh water all around. Duck hunting, goose hunts, deer hunting.

The only thing is salt water is at least an hour away.

I could think of a whole lot worse than that, seems like you got it made, LOL

twentythree 04-13-2016 05:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baychamp1 (Post 792337)
I could think of a whole lot worse than that, seems like you got it made, LOL



2X. I'm 3-3.5 hrs to salt here, and mediocre fresh spots within an hour. That sounds good to me.

sparkyc4 04-13-2016 10:51 AM

Mandeville/Covington area are great. Least amount of trash in the state IMO. I chose Covington for easy access to Inshore or offshore Saltwater, Freshwater, Frogging, Deer, and Duck Hunting. Easy beach trips to MS, AL, FL. Party in NOLA or BR with a 35 min drive.

Covington is also north of most flooding from Hurricanes, just stay a couple miles away from the rivers and you'll be safe from flood waters.

BGcoreg 04-13-2016 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 792238)
Oh and yes on the nightlife... night on the lake chasing jugs, campfire, and a good bourbon.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



If you come during duck season give me a holler

twentythree 04-13-2016 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BGcoreg (Post 792449)
If you come during duck season give me a holler



Will do, I appreciate the invite.

Lake Chuck Duck 04-15-2016 12:47 PM

1 Attachment(s)
You want to be in that bottom zone somewhere

mriguy 04-15-2016 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lake Chuck Duck (Post 792604)
You want to be in that bottom zone somewhere

My portion of East Texas isn't bad

AubreyLaHaye458 04-15-2016 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mriguy (Post 792607)
My portion of East Texas isn't bad



I agree

twentythree 04-15-2016 02:28 PM

I've heard south of 10... So what's to do in the first two weeks of June? Anything or event going on that I should check out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

CajunSaint 04-15-2016 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 792611)
I've heard south of 10... So what's to do in the first two weeks of June? Anything or event going on that I should check out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


SWEAT ALOT! :spineyes::spineyes:

twentythree 04-15-2016 02:50 PM

Right.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Duck Butter 04-15-2016 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 792611)
I've heard south of 10... So what's to do in the first two weeks of June? Anything or event going on that I should check out?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

http://www.louisianatravel.com/events

There is a festival every weekend it seems and most are free. Most the small towns around Lafayette have some sort of festival. They have bullfrog festivals, boudin festivals, shrimp festivals, rabbit festivals, etc. Any excuse to drink:rotfl:

Lake Chuck Duck 04-15-2016 03:24 PM

Come in July and you can go to the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo!:D:smokin::cheers:

Roseaux 04-16-2016 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goooh (Post 792109)
Mandeville/Madisonville are solid too, forgot about that little nook of paradise.



Move to laffy if you like th ghetto

twentythree 04-16-2016 09:40 AM

Trying to get away from the ghetto.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I make oil 04-16-2016 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lake Chuck Duck (Post 792604)
You want to be in that bottom zone somewhere

I live right dead center of that, Morgan City. If your looking for the outdoors anywhere between Lake Charles to New Orleans along Hwy 49\90 is the place to be. It truly is the Sportsmans Paradise.

DannyI 04-16-2016 02:39 PM

Where would you live in LA?
 
Lake Charles is the place! Why, all has been mentioned already, Big Lake, Sabine Lake, Toledo Bend Lake closer, salt & fresh water fishing, great food, and one big thing, less traffic than Lafayette! Actually we all have good food. Also, plenty jobs, billions of $$ in expansions going on for next several years which means more jobs. Less crime than bigger cities. Great duck/goose hunting within 20 minutes. City or country living. Only 2 hrs from Houston & Baton Rouge.

twentythree 04-16-2016 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DannyI (Post 792685)
Lake Charles is the place! Why, all has been mentioned already, Big Lake, Sabine Lake, Toledo Bend Lake closer, salt & fresh water fishing, great food, and one big thing, less traffic than Lafayette! Actually we all have good food. Also, plenty jobs, billions of $$ in expansions going on for next several years which means more jobs. Less crime than bigger cities. Great duck/goose hunting within 20 minutes. City or country living. Only 2 hrs from Houston & Baton Rouge.



That sounds great! You're not a realtor are you? Lol jk. Seriously you guys make it sound great, I can't wait to get down in June and check it out.

twentythree 04-17-2016 06:14 AM

How about gun clubs? I saw a post from Lake Chuck Duck about Lake Charles GC. I'm thinking mostly skeet/trap and a place I could tune up rifle/pistol. Are they plentiful in most areas?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

eman 04-17-2016 10:19 AM

Here is a list of ranges and locations

http://rangelistings.com/state.php?state=LA

Goooh 04-17-2016 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roseaux (Post 792660)
Move to laffy if you like th ghetto



Please, every place has a ghetto.

Goooh 04-17-2016 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roseaux (Post 792660)
Move to laffy if you like th ghetto



There are more neck tattoos and illegitimate children per square mile in your neck of the woods than anywhere in the US

chuzo 04-17-2016 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quackhead62 (Post 792157)
I live in Maurice it's a small village on the outskirts of Laff. It's the best of all the worlds you are wanting IMO. It's close enough to Laff if you need to run to the store or if you and the wife want to have a night out on the town, but still live in a country setting. Where I live it's about 45 min to my duck lease and the V-bay to get into some salt water fishing. The basin isn't that far down I-10 East for your freshwater fishing fix.

As far as you drive LESS that 30 mph. They are assasins regarding that

Duck Butter 04-17-2016 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goooh (Post 792730)
There are more neck tattoos and illegitimate children per square mile in your neck of the woods than anywhere in the US

:rotfl:

Dogface 04-17-2016 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goooh (Post 792730)
There are more neck tattoos and illegitimate children per square mile in your neck of the woods than anywhere in the US

I just checked google and this is correct!!

B-Stealth 04-17-2016 09:03 PM

Potchie Town
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Goooh (Post 792730)
There are more neck tattoos and illegitimate children per square mile in your neck of the woods than anywhere in the US

Lol, sounds like you have intimate knowledge of the area. When discussing the high points of SWLA it should be understood that potchie town is not included.

I'm sorry if any potchie town gee-gees were offended by this post, please stop by the Circle-A to register a complaint.

meaux fishing 04-17-2016 09:52 PM

Check out Butte LaRose

twentythree 04-18-2016 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meaux fishing (Post 792760)
Check out Butte LaRose



Is that a town, or place name? I can only find a street by that name in Alexandria.

FF_T_Warren 04-18-2016 06:55 AM

Madisonville/Mandeville/Covington. Nicest place in the state IMO. Easy access corridor to great fishing all around. Small town living with big city amenities. Not the cheapest place in the state but very pretty and clean.

meaux fishing 04-18-2016 06:30 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 792767)
Is that a town, or place name? I can only find a street by that name in Alexandria.

Its a little town east of lafayette on the edge of the atchafalaya basin, very close to all your interests except saltwater

twentythree 06-13-2016 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meaux fishing (Post 792760)
Check out Butte LaRose



Right on the $$ meaux. Rode through there yesterday, very cool area. In LC this morning looking forward to seeing what's here today.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

noodle creek 06-13-2016 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 798074)
Right on the $$ meaux. Rode through there yesterday, very cool area. In LC this morning looking forward to seeing what's here today.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Ride the Creole Nature Trail around Big Lake. You'll see the saltwater fishing and duck hunting potential on the west side of Big Lake in Sabine Refuge. East Side of Big Lake you'll see more fishing opportunities, saltwater and bass fishing, and more great duck hunting habitat. Head east from there 20 minutes and you're in prime time rice field duck and goose hunting.

twentythree 06-13-2016 09:50 AM

I'll check it out, we're in moss bluff but heading that way next. Thx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Juciy 06-13-2016 11:04 PM

If you like moss bluff send me a PM and I can hook you up with a great realtor.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

lgl001 06-14-2016 10:40 AM

Hackberry or Venice


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

redchaserron 06-14-2016 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 798074)
Right on the $$ meaux. Rode through there yesterday, very cool area. In LC this morning looking forward to seeing what's here today.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

One thing to be aware of with Butte LaRose is that when the Mississippi floods they send excess water down the Atcahfalaya wich can cause flooding in the Butte LaRose area, as well as anywhere else in teh basin. Inquire about flood insurance rates for the area.

MathGeek 06-14-2016 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noodle creek (Post 798086)
Ride the Creole Nature Trail around Big Lake. You'll see the saltwater fishing and duck hunting potential on the west side of Big Lake in Sabine Refuge. East Side of Big Lake you'll see more fishing opportunities, saltwater and bass fishing, and more great duck hunting habitat. Head east from there 20 minutes and you're in prime time rice field duck and goose hunting.

I love this drive. I never tire of it. One of the sweetest places I know.

Smalls 06-14-2016 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MathGeek (Post 798231)
I love this drive. I never tire of it. One of the sweetest places I know.

No doubt about it, one of the best drives in the State. Kills me when they mow the damn indian blankets growing on the side of the highway. Morons.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

twentythree 06-15-2016 09:58 AM

The creole nature trail was a great drive. There lots of great places here we've basically spent the last seven days riding the southern part of the state checking out all the places y'all mentioned on here. The final decision of where to live will be a tough one. I think we've done pretty good for a first trip, we've seen lotsa stuff and eaten way too much great Cajun food. I'm looking forward to getting out on the water tomorrow morning, private tour of the Atchafalaya in a mud boat should be a great finale to an awesome trip. Thanks again for all the comments, they really gave us some good direction on this trip. -Troy


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

bjhooper82 06-15-2016 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 798309)
The creole nature trail was a great drive. There lots of great places here we've basically spent the last seven days riding the southern part of the state checking out all the places y'all mentioned on here. The final decision of where to live will be a tough one. I think we've done pretty good for a first trip, we've seen lotsa stuff and eaten way too much great Cajun food. I'm looking forward to getting out on the water tomorrow morning, private tour of the Atchafalaya in a mud boat should be a great finale to an awesome trip. Thanks again for all the comments, they really gave us some good direction on this trip. -Troy


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

That's great man. Glad you guys had such a nice trip. When you move here be prepared to gain a few pounds, there's always a neighbor cooking something and don't be scared to go back for seconds. An empty pot is the best compliment you can give to a Cajun cook!

Smalls 06-15-2016 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 798309)
The creole nature trail was a great drive. There lots of great places here we've basically spent the last seven days riding the southern part of the state checking out all the places y'all mentioned on here. The final decision of where to live will be a tough one. I think we've done pretty good for a first trip, we've seen lotsa stuff and eaten way too much great Cajun food. I'm looking forward to getting out on the water tomorrow morning, private tour of the Atchafalaya in a mud boat should be a great finale to an awesome trip. Thanks again for all the comments, they really gave us some good direction on this trip. -Troy


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Not sure how far north ya'll made it, but Evangeline Parish and St. Landry Parish are not bad places to live. A lot of hunting opportunities, freshwater fishing can be found all over the place, and you are only about 2 hours from Big Lake if you are in Ville Platte. I live east of Opelousas, and I'm about 30-40 minutes from the Basin, Miller's Lake, and Chicot Lake. 20 minutes from Thistlewaite. About an hour, hour and a half from Lacassine, and about an hour and a half from Big Lake.

Btw, the largest incorporated area in Evangeline is Ville Platte at less than 10,000 people. Neither St. Landry or Evangeline are heavily populated, but you can still live relatively close to the big city anemities.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

duckman1911 06-15-2016 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 792767)
Is that a town, or place name? I can only find a street by that name in Alexandria.

No joke I drive right by that road every day on my way home from work. It does parrellel a bayou but not what you're looking for.lol

duckman1911 06-15-2016 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twentythree (Post 798309)
The creole nature trail was a great drive. There lots of great places here we've basically spent the last seven days riding the southern part of the state checking out all the places y'all mentioned on here. The final decision of where to live will be a tough one. I think we've done pretty good for a first trip, we've seen lotsa stuff and eaten way too much great Cajun food. I'm looking forward to getting out on the water tomorrow morning, private tour of the Atchafalaya in a mud boat should be a great finale to an awesome trip. Thanks again for all the comments, they really gave us some good direction on this trip. -Troy


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

You'll find that Louisiana peeps are pretty damn awesome man. bj is right we are always cooking and never want you to leave hungry. You'll find tons of people on this site more than willing to give advice to help you learn fishing and hunting spots. Great people here even when we are giving each other a hard time. Grab a chair a beer and enjoy the ride. You'll love it here. Good luck to you on your new journey in life.

duckman1911 06-15-2016 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smalls (Post 798314)
Not sure how far north ya'll made it, but Evangeline Parish and St. Landry Parish are not bad places to live. A lot of hunting opportunities, freshwater fishing can be found all over the place, and you are only about 2 hours from Big Lake if you are in Ville Platte. I live east of Opelousas, and I'm about 30-40 minutes from the Basin, Miller's Lake, and Chicot Lake. 20 minutes from Thistlewaite. About an hour, hour and a half from Lacassine, and about an hour and a half from Big Lake.

Btw, the largest incorporated area in Evangeline is Ville Platte at less than 10,000 people. Neither St. Landry or Evangeline are heavily populated, but you can still live relatively close to the big city anemities.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

Nice in that area. T Boy's still have their awesome boudin? Haven't been there in years.

Smalls 06-15-2016 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duckman1911 (Post 798363)
Nice in that area. T Boy's still have their awesome boudin? Haven't been there in years.

Don't make it over to Eunice often, and don't know that I've ever had their boudin. Far as I know it's still there though. Prefer Billy's boudin myself. Can't beat those pepperjack boudin balls!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

DannyI 06-15-2016 11:25 PM

Where would you live in LA?
 
No not a realtor, haha. So you've seen Lake Charles, if you like it, look at Lacassine, just East of Lake Charles if you want small town, no traffic, but close to all mentioned above. Little to no crime, no I don't live there, but close to everything you like. And property will cost way less.

latravcha 06-16-2016 10:16 AM

I guess I missed this one.
I have to throw Assumption Parish in the hat. While I was growing up we had a camp in Belle River. After I got out of college I was working in the refineries on the river in Baton Rouge and stayed at the camp in Belle River. To make a long story short, met a girl from Pierre Part and have never left.

TO be honest I dont think I would want to liver anywhere else.
Some of the reasons.
Small town with little crime.
Great elementary and primary schools.
Great fresh water fishing in my back yard.
Far enough from the coast to not have to worry about storm surge.
1hr 15min to Cocodrie, Dularge, Point a Chene, some for the best salt water fishing in the state.
30 minutes to Bayou Black. Great fresh water fishing.
2 hours to Grand Isle for offshore fishing.
15 minute car ride and 20 minute boat ride to Attakapas management area. Good duck and deer hunting.
30 minute car ride and 45 minute boat ride to both wax lake outlet (duck hunting) and Atchafalaya delta(deer Hunting)
45 minutes to Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Houma. All of the shopping and work you need.
1hr 15min to New Orleans airport to get you anywhere in the world. I have no other use for New Orleans.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - [ARG:3 UNDEFINED], Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
All content, images, designs, and logos are Copyright © 2009-2012,
Salty Cajun, LLC
No unathorized use is permitted