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Living in Lafayette, Indiana:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Lafayette, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Lafayette what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Lafayette, IN, is a college town and has many students from all over the world. Lafayette residents are also huge football fans. Lafayette, In. is also the town where the “Battle of Tippecanoe” occurred. We have many restaurants, bars, and great shopping centers. If you are looking to return to college then this is the town for you.

Danielle, says: 2020

My hometown is a beautiful, quiet place. It is home to many artsy coffee shops and quaint, little cafes. One of the largest international universities is in my town and brings a lot of ethnic diversity to the area. There are many parks and outdoor gardens that attract wildlife and give people a place to enjoy beautiful landscape.

Lafayette is home to Purdue University, renowned for its science departments and excellent learning experience. The university has won numerous awards, including thirteen nobel prizes, while also being home to over 20 five astronauts, including Neil Armstrong. Purdue University is home to the second largest student population of any university in Indiana, and the fourth largest foreign student population of any university in the United States.

Alissa, says: 2020

While Lafayette is a hustle and bustle city, it offers scenic locales to find serenity. There are various hot spots for nightlife and foodie eats throughout the city. Lafayette offers many trails and parks to enjoy your daily exercise outside. With a mall that is centrally located, you have numerous places to meet with friends and shop. The libraries are well stocked and connected to Purdue’s diverse library system.

Deborah, says: 2020

Lafayette is essentially a college town, although technically the college in question is across the river in West Lafayette. Having Purdue University nearby brings a lot of life and interest to the community. There are plenty of restaurants and parks around. Plus, I’m always impressed by the research and discovery accomplished in this humble Midwestern community. It’s the home on Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong!

Maggie, says: 2020

Lafayette, IN, is a college city. We are located just north of Indianapolis, which is the capital of Indiana. We have a lot of bars, restaurants, shopping, museums, and art. There is a lot to do and see: parks with trails, fishing, and lots more.

Joshua, says: 2020

Even though it’s quiet, respectable, and a stable family place, it’s very expensive. Rent is low, but accessories for your home are expensive. Some people would say that they do not like it in my city but if you were to come i’m sure you would feel differently.

Andrea, says: 2020

Lafayette is a small, quaint city. It is a place full of hidden adventures. Its exterior is dull with minimal activities. However, there are incredible experiences hidden just beneath the surface. There are parks to explore and painted rocks to find. There are haunted asylums and beautiful bed and breakfast stays. The roads lead to solvable mysteries and lush pastures. The grass in the state is a bright, beautiful green. Lafayette is underrated, but it holds magic in its soil.

Sherrie, says: 2020

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