Quality of Life

Welcome to Lafayette, Louisiana the happiest city in the U.S.

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Doing Business in Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, LA was named the happiest city in the U.S.

by the National Bureau of Economic Research— and that’s no surprise! Lafayette is a city well-acquainted with happiness; as we celebrate with a joie de vie (joy of life) in both work and play.


Packed with cultural attractions and delicious eats, the list of unique and exciting things to do in Lafayette and the Acadiana Region is endless.

The area's great neighborhoods, top schools and thriving economy make it easy to live and work in Acadiana. Loaded with a variety of family-friendly things to do, Lafayette living truly puts the "life" in work-life balance. From live music to world-renowned festivals; to beautiful parks and scenic outdoor areas; to sporting events for both the casual fan and college football fanatic— Lafayette  has something for everyone.


Acadiana Living

Developed by One Acadiana, this guide provides an overview of the nine-parish region of Acadiana.

View 1A Welcome Guide

Choose Lafayette

Louisiana Economic Development has partnered with Lafayette to bring you an inclusive website that explores what it's like to live, work, play and experience Lafayette.

Visit Choose Lafayette Site

Lafayette Travel

Plan your escape to Lafayette, the Happiest City in America.

Visit Lafayette Travel Site

Relocation Packet

LEDA has developed a resident-focused overview of Lafayette, LA for individuals interested in relocating to the area.

View Relocation Packet

South Louisiana

Find out what makes Acadiana, the heart of South Louisiana, unique for business and talent.

Visit South Louisiana Site