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Old 03-12-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Thank you for all the good info and thank you things and stuff about Central! I will check out this area as well. Any tips on finding a nice rental home in this area or would it be more beneficial just to drive through the neighborhoods?
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I live in Central , the only reason I didn't jump in was because rental property is pretty scarce here . I'm sure there is some , but I wouldn't know where to look except in the local newspaper .
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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I live in Denham Springs and have a neighbor with an older (14-15 year-old) autistic child. She goes to an autistic classroom at Denham Springs Junior High school. The schools in Livingston Parish are suppose to be good ones. I homeschool my kids, so I can't give you firsthand information in that. However, I would also give a recommendation to the Central area. We are less than 10 minutes from Central, go to church in Central, and have many friends who live in the area. I tutor a boy from Central High and have been impressed with their website and how up-to-date they keep the information and grades on each child. The Central area schools have a reputation for being very good.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Thanks CajunStamper for the info! I sent you a PM!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:46 AM
 
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I would say that the Prairieville/Dutchtown/Geismar area would be best. For info on schools, you may want to check out www.greatschools.org as this is where I send most of my clients who put empahsis on schools. Also, the ascension parish school board website has a search query by address for determining which school district you would be in. Depending upon where at in Prairieville you live, there is a Walmart on airline hwy, the Tanger outlets are right off I-10 and major shopping is only 8-10 miles with a slew of entertainment (Bluebonnet exit).

I understand you will be moving in may but for what its worth, I will have a vacancy in one of my personal homes that I own in the Duthtown school district beginning around September. DM me for further information. You are correct, rentals are hard to find in that area.

My wife has family in Lafayette and I've seen traffic on a Saturday over there. Good luck on your move.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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You can't go wrong with Denham Springs/Live Oak

I don't know about the junior high but St. Gerard Majella Elementary school/Redemptorist High school located off of Plank Road has one of the best special needs classes.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:45 AM
 
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What's up with all the crime in denham springs??
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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What's up with all the crime in denham springs??
The same as all the crime in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for that matter.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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What's up with all the crime in denham springs??
Bad people do bad things . Thats how it works .
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:49 AM
 
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I have lived in Plaquemine, Galvez/Gonzales, Prairieville, Baton Rouge, Baker, Denham Springs and now Walker. Ascension Parish on the Gonzales/Prairieville side tends to be more expensive in regards to housing. Lots of it is low and floods. Baton Rouge is where you are going to do most of your shopping if you live in any of these areas. Gonzales does have the Tanger Outlet Mall, but I have rarely found the outlet prices to be better than regular retail sales/specials. I love living in Livingston Parish. I moved out here in '98 and it has lost some of it's small town appeal since then due to traffic issues.(going west in AM is a nightmare as is going east in PM). Livingston Parish is still best IMHO based on affordable housing, low crime, excellent public schools and "friendliness" of locals. I still have to shop for clothes, go to movies, and any entertainment in Baton Rouge. But, I really hate having to cross that river, and try and find what I need in Livingston Parish when I can. I would NEVER consider moving back to East Baton Rouge Parish. Central is nice, but over-rated, it's really just a suburb of Baton Rouge that sued for their independence. It's a nice area, don't get me wrong, but it's more like a neighborhood than a city. And the crime there is less than Baton Rouge but higher, IMO, than Livingston Parish. So, if you are thinking of relocating to the Baton Rouge area, I suggest looking in Livingston Parish north of Florida Blvd. I am a Baton Rouge native that transplanted here more than ten years ago and I would never go back.
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