A little history; Our beautiful and diverse city was founded in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton. In 1884 it was renamed for General Lafayette, a French military hero who fought with the American Army during the Revolutionary War. The city's economy was based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industry became dominant.
Today, Lafayette has diversified by positioning itself as a medical, transportation, finance, technology, entertainment, education, and retail center. It has a strong tourism industry, attracted by the Cajun and Creole cultures of the surrounding area and serves as the retail and shopping hub for Acadianas seven-parish area. In the heart of Lafayette is the renowned River Ranch traditional neighborhood development. Uniquely designed for walkability, connectivity, beauty, and a sense of community. By having both residential and commercial spaces, residents of this area have the convenience of visiting nearby restaurants, shops, and other businesses within their own neighborhood.
Lafayette Gardens Apartments was developed to offer a maintenance free lifestyle to this growing community known for its award winning schools, local museums, parks and recreation. Just one block Northeast of Lafayette Gardens is Acadianas premier lifestyle center Parc Lafayette. Located on the corner of Kaliste Saloom and Camelia, Parc Lafayette is a mixed-use development that combines upscale shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment making it a popular destination for locals and tourists.
Unlike other shopping centers across the nation, most of the stores and businesses in Parc are locally owned and operated drawing interest from both Lafayette and surrounding area patrons. The following are but a few of the restaurants, lounges, shopping and services within walking distance:
Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina - The largest patio, addictive margaritas, lively atmosphere and irresistible food - Agave Cantina is one of Lafayette's hot spots.
Grub Burger Bar - Food you love to eat. Scratch baked buns every hour, chuck & brisket ground in house daily, fresh sliced cheese, homemade sauces and dressings.
La Creperie Bistro - Creperie cafe. The core business is selling Savory and Sweet Crepes. It has several other choices (Salads, Soups, Panini, Pastries and Gelato).
Indulge Desserts - unique pastries with a European twist - slightly sweetened, light, and made with the richest ingredients. Discover one of the many varieties of teas and coffee products from our full-line espresso bar. The Grouse Room - Sophisticated lounge featuring live bands, specialty cocktails & a members-only scotch room.
Kiddeauxs - Fashionable clothing and gifts for boys and girls sizes newborn-14. Unique clothing choices to suite your child's style whether they want to be a prince, princess or have a cool casual style!
Coco Eros - A locally owned boutique known for their on-trend women's clothing. They carry VSA, Trina Turk, The Landry Room, Paige, MAAIJI Swimwear and much more!
La Femme - Intimate apparel boutique. Fine lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, and bridal registry. Bra fitting specialists. Post Mastectomy care facility. BOC accredited.
Shoe La La - The 3000 square foot space provides the Lafayette customer with an unparalleled shoe, accessory, and clothes shopping experience.
Blow Bar - Blow Bar Salon offers a diverse and experienced group of stylists who can meet the needs of any hair type: Blow Outs, Haircuts, Modern Colors, Styles, Up-Do, Makeup Applications, Extensions, Keratin Treatments.
Superior Nails - Specializes in providing a relax, stress-free atmosphere for your nail or pedicure needs. Armentors Jewelers - Family owned independent jewelry store that was established in 1939 and now spans three Generations.
Raymond James - Providing individual investors and corporations with investment, financial planning, investment banking and asset management services internationally.
Oui Yoga - We practice Baptiste Yoga, founded by Baron Baptiste. A combination of vigorous, flowing, heated asana, meditation, and active self-inquiry, Baptiste Yoga is designed to condition the whole body while encouraging students to step into their full potential.
9Round Gym - is a specialized gym, fitness center & health club dedicated to circuit training with an emphasis on kickboxing fitness training. What make it different is that includes everything you need: a full-body workout that's fast, effective and fun... personal trainers to help you... and expert nutritional guidance. And it's all based on the latest exercise and nutritional science.
Jay Faugot Photography - Has enjoyed providing Acadiana with timeless and quality wedding photography for over 25 years. As a bride of Jay Faugot Photography, you will benefit from our studios expertise and creativity starting with your Engagement portrait session all the way through to your completed custom album and beautifully custom framed portraits.
Le Pavillon Ballroom operated by the Petroleum Club of Lafayette As one of Acadianas premiere social clubs, The Petroleum Club also serves as an elegant setting that can cater to a variety of functions. Our staff of planning experts, headed by our Private Events Coordinator, Denise Richard, brings experience and excitement to help plan your event from start to finish.
Pete Nicolosi & Associates - An independent insurance agency, we are not tied to one insurance company. Rather, we compare policies and rates across national and regional insurance companies identifying opportunities for savings and protecting clients with unique coverage issues in health insurance, life insurance and financial services. Wells
Fargo Advisors - Our Financial Advisors can provide a full range of financial products and services, from helping you select individual investments to developing a retirement plan.
Quality Plus Insurance - offer the following personal insurance products: Homeowners, Automobile, Watercraft, Motorcycle, Rental Property, Valuable Items, Recreational Vehicles, Umbrella Liability and Flood insurance.
Home2Suite by Hilton - Vibrant, extended-stay hotel in Lafayette, LA. Located in Parc Lafayette and within walking distance of the River Ranch Development.
AXS Property Management - ASX Properties has profitably managed 24 properties over our 22 years in business. We have managed apartment complexes, shopping centers, senior housing, office buildings and mixed use centers. We take extra care to hire only top notch managers, leasing agents, and maintenance personnel. We pay all of our employees extremely well and offer full medical/dental insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement plan. We treat our employees as family and in return they treat the properties we manage as if they owned them. ASX Properties uses a proactive approach that encourages employees to make suggestions on how we can manage our properties more efficiently.
We use preventive maintenance programs at all of our properties to minimize maintenance problems and keep the properties in pristine condition. ASX Construction - is a design build contractor that starts on the front end of projects to help maximize efficiencies with development and construction cost with developers/owners.
We pride ourselves in providing quality construction services for owners while helping them in the design process to achieve the most efficient use of project funds. With commercial, multi-family, student housing and senior living experience, we are able to assist developers/owners in all of their needs for a successful project. If you are looking for a luxury maintenance free lifestyle, look no further than Lafayette Gardens Apartments.
We offer one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes in a gated community with unparalleled amenities: a movie theater, tanning beds, two 24-hour fitness centers, beach front entry pool, business center, clubhouse, playground, pet parks, unfurnished and furnished corporate packages with short and long term lease options. Lafayette Gardens Apartments, where you can have it all, in the middle of it all!
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