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Old 07-22-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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I am moving to BR from the Detroit area. I am reading a lot of places that there is an issue with crime in BR, I’m sure it’s like all cities and has its bad parts. But I was wondering if there was a safe area that younger people who are out of college usually live? I have read that there are bars and some night life in BR so I'm figuring that there has to be an area fun for people who are out of college and joining the work world. I will be working near the plaquemine area.

Any info would be great thanks!

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Old 07-23-2010, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Now there's plenty of folks that are much much much more knowledgable about the area than I, but from the perspective of someone that moved here about 7 months ago, it's no different than most any other mid sized city you visit in terms of crime. There are areas that get rattled off to avoid after dark and not to live in Gardere, north of Florida Blvd, etc. but again that's everywhere. The city had a dramatic increase in crime after Katrina, but that has largely subsided. Now where to live depends on what you're willing to do in terms of travel. If you live in BR, you'll have to endure crossing the bridge everyday, and depending on what time can be a test of your patience. If you live on the east side of the river and further south, you can either go that same route, or use one of the ferries to get across. OR, you can live on the west side around Port Allen so you're just across the bridge from BR to ease your drive to work, but still close to do anything there.
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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My family and I just moved here from the detroit area. Crime is not bad, at least it's not on par with Detroit. I'm not sure what you do, but I really like the perkins rd. Area. I live in denham, outside of baton rouge and the traffic is unbearable!!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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Gardere Lane/GSRI and areas south of LSU aren't too good. Perkins Road is nice. The Garden District is nice. Baton Rouge has lots of nice neighborhoods and if you are sensible about what you do and don't have a proclivity for high risk activities, you'll be fine. It will sure be nice come December & January (the weather that is). Actually, life across the river isn't too bad. There are areas that are probably more reasonably priced and have character all their own. Good luck!
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Gardere Lane/GSRI and areas south of LSU aren't too good.
And when hans says areas SOUTH, it means primarily immediately south not the entire area.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Your budget will narrow it down for you . How much ? Buying or renting ?
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