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About 150 miles west of New Orleans lies the quaint city of Abbeville, which serves as the parish seat for Vermilion Parish. Although it's not situated right on the water, Abbeville may as well be a coastal city, as its economy, history and recreational attractions are largely based around the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, those looking for homes for rent in Abbeville can enjoy the benefits of coastal living while also experiencing unique small-town charm. 

Little-Known Facts About Abbeville for New Renters

  • The land that's now known as Abbeville was purchased for just $900 in 1843 by Catholic missionary Père Antoine Désiré Mégret, who was a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Originally called La Chapelle, Mégret set out to model the town after a French provincial village. The origin behind the city's name is still a mystery, but some scholars believe it's named after the Abbeville in the Picardy Region of France, which may have been the birthplace of Mégret.
  • The current Saint Mary Magdalen Church, which stands at the heart of Abbeville, was established in 1911 after being completely destroyed twice by fire. 
  • Because of the city's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Abbeville has a rich Cajun heritage. 

Helpful Resources for Future Residents

  • To learn about employment opportunities with the city's municipal departments, interested individuals can visit the City of Abbeville official website
  • Information on the Vermilion Parish Public School System, including school locations, curriculum and lunch menus, can be found on the Vermilion Parish School Board website
  • Abbeville RV Park offers travel and leisure tips to individuals looking to explore the city's historic, cultural and natural sites. 

Living in Abbeville

Although it may not have the national reputation of New Orleans, Abbeville is a quintessential Louisiana city that features a slew of restaurants with authentic Cajun cuisine, including fresh crawfish. The area is also a major producer of rice and sugarcane, while Abbeville hosts several food fests, such as the Daylily Festival and Garden Show and the Giant Omelette Celebration throughout the year, making the city a food-lover's dream. 

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Great 3 bed 2 bath home in Broussard

Great 3 bed 2 bath home in Broussard

Broussard, LA 70518 (16.58 miles) (#1608019)

Price: $1,345

(888) 625-4467

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

Current Rent Specials ONEprop Baton Rouge
Stunning 3BR/2BA Hme for Rent in Carencro

Stunning 3BR/2BA Hme for Rent in Carencro

Carencro, LA 70520 (25.40 miles) (#1574872)

Price: $1,295

(888) 625-4467

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

Current Rent Specials ONEprop Baton Rouge
Great Rental in Brossard

Great Rental in Brossard

Broussard, LA 70518 (16.44 miles) (#1599005)

Price: $1,345

(888) 625-4467

Beds: 3, Baths: 2

Current Rent Specials ONEprop Baton Rouge
Peppertree Apartments

Peppertree Apartments

Lafayette, LA 70503 (13.88 miles)

Price: $769-$1,004

(337) 214-4978

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Furnished Studio - Lafayette

Furnished Studio - Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70508 (17.13 miles)

Price: From $855

(337) 205-9340

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

Current Rent Specials
Gated community across from Red Lerille's

Gated community across from Red Lerille's

Lafayette, LA 70508 (16.41 miles) (#1600422)

Price: $2,800

(866) 734-6309

Beds: 3, Baths: 2½

Current Rent Specials
The Greystone Apartment Homes

The Greystone Apartment Homes

Lafayette, LA 70503 (13.87 miles)

Price: $895-$1,460

(337) 409-0915

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Highlands of Grand Pointe

Highlands of Grand Pointe

Lafayette, LA 70508 (12.24 miles)

Price: $1,084-$1,699

(337) 214-4074

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Lafayette Gardens

Lafayette Gardens

Lafayette, LA 70508 (14.29 miles)

Price: $995-$2,650

(337) 504-7345

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Chateau des Lions

Chateau des Lions

Lafayette, LA 70503 (13.70 miles)

Price: $1,020-$1,500

(337) 214-4006

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Audubon Lake Apartment Homes

Audubon Lake Apartment Homes

Lafayette, LA 70508 (15.51 miles)

Price: $825-$1,246

(337) 409-0894

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Willow Gardens

Willow Gardens

Lafayette, LA 70506 (15.35 miles)

Price: $691-$865

(337) 656-0826

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
South College Gardens

South College Gardens

Lafayette, LA 70503 (16.86 miles)

Price: $693-$997

(337) 656-0828

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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South Point Apartments

South Point Apartments

Lafayette, LA 70508 (15.89 miles)

Price: $645-$835

(337) 656-0829

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Edge at Lafayette (Roommate Matching-Student Housing)

Edge at Lafayette (Roommate Matching-Student Housing)

Lafayette, LA 70506 (17.87 miles)

Price: $545-$675

(337) 706-0062

Beds: 2 - 4, Baths: 2 - 4

Current Rent Specials
Pinewoods

Pinewoods

Lafayette, LA 70506 (17.73 miles)

Price: $620-$700

(337) 205-8855

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

Current Rent Specials
Reserve at Squirrel Run

Reserve at Squirrel Run

New Iberia, LA 70560 (18.02 miles)

Price: To $1,150

(337) 423-0874

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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