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Old 08-19-2007, 03:46 PM
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Hello out there. Wondering why people love/hate Baton Rouge. I have lived here 3years and love many aspects of living here. I know the crime rate is high, but that is about the same everywhere, even "safe" areas are getting crime ridden, so I know that is a factor. What do y'all think of living here, those of us that do?
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Hello out there. Wondering why people love/hate Baton Rouge. I have lived here 3years and love many aspects of living here. I know the crime rate is high, but that is about the same everywhere, even "safe" areas are getting crime ridden, so I know that is a factor. What do y'all think of living here, those of us that do?
I think Baton Rouge is a great place to live. It has gotten a more diverse population and selection of retail stores than it has had in the past.

As to the "love hate" - you can't beat LSU football, crawfish boils, and Mardi Gras.

I don't think the crime rate is THAT bad. There are certain sections (north of Fla Blvd, Gardere, Blvd De Province, north of LSU) that I don't visit at night, of course, but if you keep your wits about you you'll be fine.

Areas where our city needs to change: (1) repressive attitudes like the blue laws need to be junked (and fortunately, we'll have a vote this October on some of the obnoxious features), (2) we need to think of the WHOLE city when building new subdivisions/new retail - the NIMBY attitude about having a grid pattern is so backwards, (3) We need to upgrade the highway infrastructure connecting us with Livingston/Ascension, (4) More bike paths would be nice, (5) We need to think of our economic potential as more than the axis of state government/petrochemicals/higher education - those employers aren't really in expansion mode.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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Sorry to butt in as I don't live in Baton Rouge (!!!), but I travel there quite frequently for the fantastic:

- SHOPPING
- Restaurants

And.... okay, you got me - that's it. Because I do a lot of shopping, because I shop when I'm upset and, because of post Katrina influx in and around the Ponchatoula area where I live, this means I'm upset a lot and therefore shop a lot. (hmmmm.... if I quit shopping, I would no longer have to deal with Koo Koo for Cocoa Puffs Ka-donka in aisle 5!! No more standoffs in the parking lot, each of us threatening the other with her GAT!!)

:-)

J
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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OMG, EUREEKA!!!!!!!!!!! There's been a breakthrough moment, Oprah would be so proud!!

The REASON I shop so much in Baton Rouge is because people are way nicer there, they actually act like HUMANS. WOW. K, now you'll never get rid of me Caa. LOL
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