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Crowley Real Estate

Crowley homes for sale are located in Acadia Parish, Louisiana. The city has a population of 13,265 and is the parish seat of Acadia. Crowley is known as the “Rice Capital of America” due to the city being a major center for harvesting and milling rice. There are some rice mills still in existence today and this crop is raised by many farmers in the area. Crawfish farming has become a common practice in recent years. The majority of homes were built between 1940 and 1969, followed by homes constructed from 1970 to 1994. New construction and historic homes are also present in Crowley.

Residents of Crowley real estate are served by the Acadia Parish School District. Crowley High School’s football team was the State Division 3A Champions in 1989. Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic high school has won 4 state championships and several District Champion titles.  

Crowley was founded in 1886 by W.W. Duson, General Manager of Southwest Louisiana Land Company. The home of Duson’s daughter and her family is a 10-story building that was at one time the tallest building between New Orleans and Houston. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city was named for Pat Crowley, who worked for the railroad and is credited with bringing the railroad depot to land owned by Duson. Descendants of the founder still live in Crowley.

The city is the location for the annual International Rice Festival held in October. One of the largest festivals in the state as well as being the oldest agricultural festival in Louisiana, the event has drawn more than 7 million people since it began. Residents of Crowley real estate as well as visitors enjoy the rice cooking contest, rice eating contest, the Queen’s Ball and farmer’s banquet. The festival also includes entertainment and an arts and crafts exhibit on Main Street. Crowley is located about 25 miles from Lafayette, Louisiana and is part of the larger Lafayette-Acadiana Combined Statistical Area.

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