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Opelousas is a city at the crossroads of Interstate 49 and Route 190, just north of Lafayette. The city was originally established as a trading post between Natchitoches and New Orleans in the early 1700s. Homes for rent in Louisiana's third oldest city give families a unique opportunity to live in a modern city in a great location that's rich in history and richer in culture. In addition to learning about the role Opelousas has played in the creation of the modern U.S., families will enjoy the city's safe residential streets, plentiful shopping areas and verdant parks. 

Fun Facts for Future Renters

  • Opelousas called itself both the Zydeco Music Capital of the World as well as the Spice Capital of the World. These two city passions combine for several festivals every year, including the Spice & Music Festival, the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, the Yambilee Festival and Mardi Gras. 
  • Named for the Opelousas Native Americans, the city has been home to a wide range of ethnic groups over the years, including Spanish and French settlers, Germans, the English and African Americans. 
  • Opelousas was made the official seat of the County of Opelousas in 1804 after the Louisiana Purchase. 
  • During the Civil War, Opelousas became the capital of Louisiana after Baton Rouge was captured.
  • Alamo hero Jim Bowie lived in Opelousas.

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Live in Opelousas

Families will love living in such a convenient city with easy access to nearby communities in every direction. But, most of the time, people likely won't want to leave Opelousas, with its eclectic culture, musical vibe and long history. 

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Many landlords in Opelousas, Louisiana are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

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