Lafayette has a lot to feel good about, the results of One Acadiana’s quality of life survey seem to say. Of 600+ respondents, 52% believe the parish is heading in the right direction, and almost 73% rated the parish’s quality of life as good or excellent. That last number was the highest ever recorded by the firm behind the polling.
But dig a little deeper and there are some more troubling indicators. There is a clear difference of opinion about Lafayette’s quality of life between people who live in the city of Lafayette and those who don’t. The big thrust: A small majority of city residents feel like Lafayette is heading in the wrong direction. But non-city residents think we’re on the right track.