Welcome To Lafayette

Welcome to Lafayette

Lafayette, IN, is a small city packed with soul. A diverse, young population is drawn to the city for higher education, while thriving businesses, public art and frequent festivities invite the community to come together. Nature abounds along trails and area parks, and Lafayette's convenient location offers residents opportunities to get a taste of big city life through quick trips to Indianapolis and Chicago. Not only is the Greater Lafayette area a wonderful place to explore, but it's also an incredible place to call home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I live?

The Greater Lafayette area is filled with ideal places to live. From brand new, amenity-rich apartments to historical neighborhoods filled with charm, there are a multitude of options to meet any budget and desire.

What can I do for fun?

There’s more to Lafayette than meets the eye and more activities seem to present themselves as the seasons change. Golfing in the summer turns to apple picking in the fall and ice skating in the winter shifts to trails walks in the spring. Whatever your interests may be, you’re sure to find something that piques them here.


Are there things to do downtown?

Downtown is an area of Lafayette bursting with character. With a multitude of storefronts to shop at, an abundance of restaurants to dine at and access to the arts to intrigue any audience, everyone is encouraged to be tourists in their own city. Learn the best ways to play here:

Explore Downtown

What types of events does Lafayette host?

Events in Lafayette are a great way to get to know our city on a more personal level. From monthly events throughout the summer like Mosey Down Main Street or weekly farmer’s markets occurring in 3 locations, there’s always something to draw you off your couch.

Greater Lafayette Events

How can I get involved?

There are multitude of opportunities available for Lafayette residents to get involved in the community.
Whether you want to explore a new passion through arts and entertainment, expand your skillset through professional development or benefit the community through volunteer efforts you’ll be able to find a place to fit in. Here are a few ways to jump-start your involvement:

Community Organizations

Get Involved

Where are the best places to eat?

Greater Lafayette’s economy thrives on small businesses which means unique cuisines and handmade treats can be found around every corner. Although this resource doesn’t list every restaurant where you can grab a delicious meal, it’s a great place to start.

Area Restaurants

How can I experience the outdoors?

Parks, nature reserves and walking trails are locations that you will find an abundance of in Lafayette. Step outside and enjoy the fresh air at these locations:

Parks and Recreation Department

What job opportunities exist in Lafayette?

With two recently built, full-service hospitals serving the region, as well as walk-in clinics, same-day procedure centers and rehabilitation facilities, there are plenty of locations for nurses to find both traditional and non-traditional paths post-graduation.

Employment Opportunities

What is there to do nearby?

Just outside of the Greater Lafayette area, you’ll find even more adventure awaits. Take a quick 60-minute drive to Indianapolis and enjoy craft breweries and a world-renowned steakhouse. Or take a day trip to Chicago to experience high rises and high fashion. Plus, with international airports located in both Indianapolis and Chicago, the world is truly your oyster.