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Abbeville, Louisiana, 70510
1 Bedroom$599 - $675
2 Bedrooms$675 - $799
3+ Bedrooms$775 - $1,050
Abbeville, Louisiana, 70510
1 BedroomUp to $675
2 BedroomsUp to $750
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Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508
1 BedroomUp to $525
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If you are a couple and seeking a new place, the fall is particularly charming but regardless of when you are looking to move, Abbeville's apartments are available in every price range all year round. Soon you will have no trouble at all getting around like a local in Abbeville, your new city!
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Abbeville Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 28.0% 15.6% +12.4% $10,000 to $14,999 11.8% 8.6% +3.2% $15,000 to $19,999 10.6% 7.6% +3.0% $20,000 to $24,999 9.5% 7.4% +2.1% $25,000 to $29,999 6.2% 7.0% -0.8% $30,000 to $34,999 4.9% 6.5% -1.6% $35,000 to $39,999 4.0% 5.9% -1.9% $40,000 to $44,999 5.7% 5.3% +0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 2.2% 4.5% -2.3% $50,000 to $59,999 5.1% 7.9% -2.8% $60,000 to $74,999 6.3% 8.6% -2.3% $75,000 to $99,999 2.5% 7.6% -5.1% $100,000 to $124,999 1.7% 3.4% -1.7% $125,000 to $149,999 0.3% 1.4% -1.1% $150,000 to $199,999 0.3% 1.2% -0.9% $200,000 or more 0.8% 1.4% -0.6%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 13.1% 7.1% +6.0% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.6% 11.5% +2.1% 15.0% to 19.9% 11.0% 12.5% -1.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.4% 10.8% +1.6% 25.0% to 29.9% 4.9% 8.6% -3.7% 30.0% to 34.9% 3.1% 6.2% -3.1% 35.0% to 39.9% 3.5% 4.6% -1.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.7% 6.5% -0.8% 50.0% or more 15.6% 18.7% -3.1% Not computed 17.0% 13.4% +3.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 12.0% 14.8% -2.8% 25 to 34 years 23.5% 26.8% -3.3% 35 to 44 years 22.9% 22.4% +0.5% 45 to 54 years 16.0% 15.6% +0.4% 55 to 64 years 8.8% 8.3% +0.5% 65 to 74 years 8.5% 6.0% +2.5% 75 to 84 years 5.9% 4.4% +1.5% 85 years and over 2.4% 1.7% +0.7%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 34.3% 35.7% -1.4% 30 to 44 minutes 16.9% 22.5% -5.6% 45 to 59 minutes 6.6% 12.1% -5.5% 60 or more minutes 42.2% 29.7% +12.5%
Source: 2000 Census
Your Apartment in Abbeville, Louisiana
Abbeville, founded in 1850 in the parish of Vermillion, sits in the southwestern part of Louisiana near the coast and isn’t afraid to flaunt it Cajun roots. This unique bilingual city enjoys beautiful tree lined bayous, farmlands, and family festivals, and embraces its diversity and culture. A warm, friendly, family-oriented place to be, Abbeville likes to call itself “the MOST CAJUN place on earth.” Yes. The “all caps” signifies just how serious this city is about being Cajun.
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Abbeville Rental Trends
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Cajun to the Core
Abbeville’s historic area surrounds the enchanting Magdalen Sqaure and fairly bursts with Cajun culture and beauty. To truly understand this city’s rich history, check out the Historical Society’s museum. You can also check out the many fascinating historical sites like Steen’s Cane Syrup Mill, the Riviana Rice Mill, and the 100 year old Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Once you’ve had your fill of Abbeville history, treat yourself to some friendly Cajun hospitality at one of the local restaurants. From crawfish to cornbread, you will enjoy some of the best (and most authentic) Cajun food around.
Friendship in a Giant Omelette
Egg lovers rejoice in Abbeville! The world’s largest omelet (made with a whopping 5,000 eggs) is made and shared at the annual Giant Omelette Celebration. This annual festival hosts a 2-day arts and crafts show that takes place in Magdaline Square amongst the gorgeous oaks and old fashion gazebo. There is also an egg cracking contest, live music, antique car display, and other festivities. Of course, front and center is the intense preparation that goes into making the massive omelet. Everyone can watch as the chefs whip up the colossal thing; once it’s ready, everyone gets a slice. With 5,000 eggs there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. Sharing the omelet is actually what the festival is all about.
Why all this hoopla over eggs anyway? Back in the day, in France, Napoleon took a break in a small town and feasted on an omelette that made him so happy he ordered the townspeople to round up all the eggs they could find and make a huge omelet for his army the next day. Sure, Napoleon was a little demanding, but instead of the act becoming a symbol of his ‘tude, the omelet became a symbol of fraternity, friendship and cultural exchange called “Confrerie.” So what does it have to do with Abbeville? In 1984 some members of the Chamber of Commerce went to the Omelette Festival in France and were knighted the first of Abbeville’s Chevaliers. They came home feeling quite in touch with their French heritage and decided to bring Abbeville closer to its. So they hosted the Omelette Festival. The festival is actually an international festival with seven cities all over the world celebrating annually. Chefs from other countries actually come and help cook the delicious giant omelette that is then shared with everyone who attends the event. Thanks, Napoleon!
Partying in the Name of Cows
Every year in October the Louisiana Cattle Festival rips and roars in Abbeville. This festival has been around since 1949 and used to be called the Dairy Festival. (The name was changed to honor all the cattle farmers in the state.) You never know who you’ll see there. Harry Truman actually showed up once (although I wouldn’t hold my breath for a reappearance of him). The three day festival is chock full of fun and activities including a cooking contest, queen’s pageant, cattle livestock show, a parade, street fair, live entertainment, and plenty of dancing “fais do do.” (Townie Vocab Alert: Fais do do is basically a happening Cajun dance party.) Of course, no festival in Abbeville would be complete without plenty of delicious Cajun food and drink. This town certainly knows how to enjoy life.
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What do people do for fun in Abbeville?
Abbeville offers various avenues of entertainment. These include local clubs with live music, local art shows, a movie theater, and a bowling alley. Nearby Commerce also offers live theater. In addition, Greenville hosts numerous concert series, including the Kenneth Threadgill Concert series, the Greenville Entertainment Series, and the Symphony Festival Series. A musical review showcasing local talent, the Greenville Follies occurs every other year. Numerous lakes to the south and to the west provide opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing.
What does everyone in Abbeville do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?
For indoor entertainment at night and on weekends, Abbeville is home to several restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, as well as a movie theater. For more outdoorsy types, Comeaux Park in town is a baseball field, and the Vermilion River, which runs through town, provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Located on the south side of the city, Palmetto Island State Park is a good place for camping, hiking, and canoeing and kayaking on the lagoons. Hunting and wildlife viewing are also popular pastimes in the area, especially at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area to the southwest.