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Vacherie!

VACHERIE
St. James Parish

Home to numerous historic plantations, Vacherie is a beautiful community. Located only fifteen minutes from the micropolitan area of Thibodaux, it has grown in size due in no small part to the attractiveness of its quiet, small-town feel. Lac de Allemandes, located nearby, lives up to the state's reputation of being Sportsman's Paradise as a hotspot for fishing and hunting.


Affordability
There is a wide variety of single-family homes, multi-family homes and apartments that are available for purchase in Vacherie, with an average home listing price of $172,000. As a small unincorporated community in St. James Parish, houses frequently sit on much larger lots of land than found in the city and surrounding suburbs.

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Arts & Culture
Vacherie is home to several iconic plantation houses, including Laura Plantation, St. Joseph's Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Oak Alley Plantation is frequently rented for special events such as weddings and is famous throughout the South for its stately Greek Revival architecture and for hosting the biannual Arts and Crafts Festival, an event which attracts artisans and collectors alike from across the country .

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Nightlife
Vacherie is a quiet and calm town. Nightlife is found in nearby Thibodaux, only a 15-minute drive away. Though the area may be short on bars and nightclubs, the strong bond between neighbors in the area frequently leads to community crawfish boils, barbecues, and other evening gatherings.

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Recreation
Vacherie is a town that provides strong evidence towards Louisiana's claim to be a "Sportsman's Paradise." Residents enjoy great fishing and hunting at Lac Des Allemands, a natural 12,000-acre lake located right near Vacherie. And for those who prefer to spend their time away from wildlife, the lake is also popular for boating, water skiing, and tubing.

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Safety
Though Vacherie has a very low crime rate, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office plays a vital role in protecting the area. A gorgeous, state-of-the-art police station was recently built to empower its police force to serve and protect the residents of this town and surrounding communities.

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Schools
Vacherie has several schools that are well-respected in the area, including Lutcher Elementary and High Schools and the Science & Math Academy, an elementary and middle school that prepares students for high levels of math and science study. Additionally, area schools offer premier sports offerings, most notably seen in Lutcher High School's storied football program.

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Walkability
Vacherie is known for gorgeous views of the Mississippi River and plenty of green space, creating conditions which require a vehicle for the majority of transportation in the area.

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