Youngsville, Louisiana Real Estate and Community Information

Youngsville, Louisiana Real Estate and Community Information

Youngsville, Louisiana, is a relatively small city located in the lush, green countryside of Lafayette Parish, about 10 miles south of the Lafayette metropolitan area and less than 70 miles southeast of downtown Baton Rouge. Established by French Acadian farmers in the early 1800s, Youngsville enjoyed almost a century of peace and serenity before the secret got out about this lovely town in 1983, ushering in an unprecedented era of expansion that continues to this day.

There were approximately 8,105 people who called Youngsville real estate home in 2012, a population boom of more than 80 percent since 2000. The median home price in the community is $176,400, with an appreciation value of more than 3 percent.

The young city of Youngsville has become so popular that in 2011, Yahoo! declared it the Best Place to Live in Louisiana.

Shopping and Dining

Youngsville enjoys some truly unique local shopping and dining destinations. For shopping fun and frivolity, check out the quaint local shops, such as family owned It's Sew Heavenly and the Paper Pod Gift Store.

Spice up your dining experiences in Youngsville with the unique flavors at Morvant's Bar & Grill, , and (no small American city would be complete without the) Corner Bar.

There are several one-stop shopping and dining alternatives available in the nearby city of Lafayette, some of which include the city's downtown area, Northgate Mall, the Mall of Acadiana and The Villages of River Ranch.

Lafayette is an excellent place to try some authentic, sweet-and-spicy Cajun and Creole fare, such as seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffé and jambalaya. Check out the Blue Dog Café, Jolie’s Bistro, French Press, and Hub City Diner. Lafayette's downtown also offers a variety of international flavors with Greek, Mexican, Cuban and Japanese cuisines adding to the diversity of the area.

Parks and Recreation

Youngsville real estate, as part of Lafayette Parish, enjoys the area's myriad parks and recreational benefits, especially those in and around the the city of Lafayette itself. Its Parks and Recreation Department manages and maintains thousands of acres of parkland, as well as dozens of recreational facilities, including 36 parks, four swimming pools, three municipal golf courses and two tennis centers.

The area also offers numerous Outdoor Adventure opportunities, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Birding - Along America's Wetland Birding Trail along the Louisiana Great Gulf Coast
  • Canoeing - Fausse Point State Park and Canoe Trail, Lake Martin, Bayou Vermilion District
  • Cycling - For information on organized bike tours, check out Bike Louisiana
  • Golf - Public: Les Vieux Chenes, Youngsville; Jay and Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course, Lafayette; and The Wetlands, Lafayette
  • Swamp Tours - Atchafalaya Experience, Cajun Country Swamp Tours, Champagne's Swamp Tours, McGee's Landing
  • The Atchafalaya Basin - The largest river swamp in the U.S.

Living

From 1990 to 2005, Youngsville was the fastest-growing community in the entire state of Louisiana, with a population increase of more than 300 percent, according to the United States Census. This incredible growth caused then Gov. Kathleen Blanco to officially recognize Youngsville as a city in 2006.

Although the city has extended its boundaries and expanded its services, Youngsville has remained a rural city surrounded by sugarcane farms which enjoy the unique atmosphere of an urban area of the Lafayette.

Youngsville development really took off in the 1990s, with the Copperfield subdivision. Its unqualified success ushered in an era of continuous development, and included the addition of Copper Ridge, Copper Meadows, Field Crest, Oakthorn, and Sugar Mill Pond.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Youngsville's public education needs are served primarily by the Lafayette Parish School System, which encompasses a total of 33 schools: 21 elementary, 12 middle and seven high schools. There are two public elementary schools in Youngsville, Green T. Lindon Elementary School and Ernest Gallet Elementary School, and one public school for students grades 5 through 8, the Youngsville Middle School.

Medical care centers and facilities in and around Youngsville include Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette General Surgical Hospital and University Medical Center.

Youngsville is close to numerous traffic thoroughfares, including interstate highways 49 and 10, and US highways 90 and 167. Additional transportation options, mostly available in the Lafayette city limits, include the Lafayette (Public) Transit System, Amtrak's Sunset Limited rail service, and the Lafayette Regional Airport, which offers daily flights to nearby cities, like Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and Houston.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 337-380-4738 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Van Eaton & Romero Realtors, A Latter & Blum Company
2000 Kaliste Saloom, Suite. 101
Lafayette LA 70508
Direct: 337-267-4048
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Van Eaton & Romero Realtors, A Latter & Blum Company
2000 Kaliste Saloom, Suite 101 - Lafayette, LA 70508
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