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Unread 06-21-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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We're looking at a house on Highland Rd near Staring, aside from the traffic would you please tell me what i should know.
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Unread 06-21-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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If you're on Highland it should be good (not knowing exactly which house it may be).
What else are you wanting to know about the area? The crime stays down the hill in Gardere typically.
Do be careful in that area, if you're in Highland Creek (?) whatever that neighborhood is right at the end of Staring on Highland, they are working to extend Staring to Burbank. That will mean the addition of a fourlane road in a tight corridor between rows of houses. They plan to put up soundwalls, but still, it would be a huge headache. I don't think any actual houses are being relocated but you still could end up with no backyard and a major road and wall instead.
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Unread 06-21-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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We're looking at a house on Highland Rd near Staring, aside from the traffic would you please tell me what i should know.
Tell us the neighborhood/street, and we'll give you our opinions. On the "high" side of Bayou Duplantier, you're generally on the better side in terms of crime and/or flooding. Traffic congestion can be an issue depending on where the house is, but there are shortcuts/back streets.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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We're looking at a house on Highland Rd near Staring, aside from the traffic would you please tell me what i should know.
Thanks for your replies. We're look at a house about a mile from Sammy's on the bayou side, (closer to LSU._)
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Unread 06-22-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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We're looking at a house on Highland Rd near Staring, aside from the traffic would you please tell me what i should know.
Thanks for your replies. We're look at a house about a mile from Sammy's on the bayou side, (closer to LSU._)
If you're referring to Magnolia Woods (you can PM me on the exact street if you don't want to publicize), it's a good neighborhood with people who care about their houses. Gustav hit the neighborhood hard; there were several houses with trees in them, and I know of two of those houses that were torn down to the slab as a result.

And that's one thing to keep in mind: the extensive tree cover of the neighborhood is wonderful, but it also means you have a moderate to high rish of one crashing through your house in a hurricane. And Magnola Woods was one of those neighborhoods that took at least a couple of weeks to get its power back.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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If it is in the Magnolia Woods area, I lived on Castle Kirk for years and it's a decent area. Some of the neighborhoods on the other side of Staring have gone downhill.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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If you're referring to Magnolia Woods (you can PM me on the exact street if you don't want to publicize), it's a good neighborhood with people who care about their houses. Gustav hit the neighborhood hard; there were several houses with trees in them, and I know of two of those houses that were torn down to the slab as a result.

And that's one thing to keep in mind: the extensive tree cover of the neighborhood is wonderful, but it also means you have a moderate to high rish of one crashing through your house in a hurricane. And Magnola Woods was one of those neighborhoods that took at least a couple of weeks to get its power back.
This is true. That area got hit hard by Gustav. Fortunately we don't see winds that strong that often.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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This is true. That area got hit hard by Gustav. Fortunately we don't see winds that strong that often.
True - it's a worst case scenario. But something to keep in mind, as the tree canopy has its drawbacks.......
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Unread 06-22-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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If it is in the Magnolia Woods area, I lived on Castle Kirk for years and it's a decent area. Some of the neighborhoods on the other side of Staring have gone downhill.
You're referring to Kevel/Hishpoint/Kingcrest ? Those houses to me are a mirror image of what's on Kimbro (the "Castle Kirk side of Staring", in other words) to me - smaller 1950s homes with bigger yards.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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You're referring to Kevel/Hishpoint/Kingcrest ? Those houses to me are a mirror image of what's on Kimbro (the "Castle Kirk side of Staring", in other words) to me - smaller 1950s homes with bigger yards.
Most refering to the streets off of Hyacinth between Staring and Perkins, which are a stone's throw from Castle Kirk and Magnolia Wood. The streets that are right near Highland are still okay. I just don't like that other area I mentioned being so close. It used to not be that way and I'd be worried about it expanding.
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