Just northwest of the University of Louisiana is the quaint and beloved neighborhood of the Saints Streets. The Catholic influence remains strong in Lafayette since the Acadians arrived here in 1765 to freely practice Catholicism. You may have already guessed that the streets in this neighborhood are named after saints. There’s St. Mary, St. Joseph, St. Patrick, St. Landry, St. John, St. Louis and St. Catherine, just to name a few. Majestic oaks, stunning spring-time azaleas, and historic Southern-style cottages grace the Saints Streets. Many local children attend Myrtle Place Elementary, renowned for its French-Immersion program. The Saints Streets is also home to several gastronomical gems, serving fresh farm-to-table cuisine, famous po’boys, and the world’s best sno balls.