Things to Explore

The Greater Lafayette area is home to Purdue and so much more. For the third consecutive quarter, Lafayette sits atop The Wall Street Journal/ Emerging Housing Markets Index. In 2022 SmartAsset recognized Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN as the No. 1 place for career opportunities.

Our vibrant downtown, spanning Lafayette and West Lafayette, remains the heart of our ever-growing community. Here you’ll find antiques, boutique shopping, quaint coffee shops and restaurants, including the state’s oldest drive-in restaurant, pubs and even local breweries. Experience a sophisticated art scene, including galleries and public art, plus a variety of great festivals throughout the year.

  • Relocation resources

    Whether you are joining us from across the state, the country or the other side of the world, welcome to Purdue. Relocation resources are available through our Faculty Dual Career and Relocation Services program.

  • Cost of living

    The Cost of Living Calculator is a great tool to compare costs between your old home and your new one.