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Old 12-26-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Denver
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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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Old 03-07-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Default Crime in Denham Springs

I'm a little confused about the crime rate reference. I saw the statistics and saw that it is rated as "high" (I'm sure that's per capita) but I've lived in big cities all of my life, so for me to see 1 murder in 10 years, that's really low. I think I saw 5 rapes in all of 2010. Wow. So can someone help me get a picture of what people mean when they say the crime rate is bad? I'm thinking of moving there and I want to know what I'm getting into. Is it that dangerous?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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I'm a little confused about the crime rate reference. I saw the statistics and saw that it is rated as "high" (I'm sure that's per capita) but I've lived in big cities all of my life, so for me to see 1 murder in 10 years, that's really low. I think I saw 5 rapes in all of 2010. Wow. So can someone help me get a picture of what people mean when they say the crime rate is bad? I'm thinking of moving there and I want to know what I'm getting into. Is it that dangerous?

What you are asking for doesn't make sense. You want people to explain why they feel that certain sections of their hometown has a high crime rate compared to other cities bug and small? You're better off going to FBI.gov and doing some research. Or visit Baton Rouge and view the city.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm a little confused about the crime rate reference. I saw the statistics and saw that it is rated as "high" (I'm sure that's per capita) but I've lived in big cities all of my life, so for me to see 1 murder in 10 years, that's really low. I think I saw 5 rapes in all of 2010. Wow. So can someone help me get a picture of what people mean when they say the crime rate is bad? I'm thinking of moving there and I want to know what I'm getting into. Is it that dangerous?
Yes crime is bad, but like every city, it's in bad areas and likely happens to people involved.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Thanks, Annie.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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If you work downtown, in mid-city, or in north baton rouge then Central gets my vote and it's not even close.

Much shorter commutes to these areas during rush-hour than livingston parish and prairieville. The key in Central is to live on the baton rouge side of Wax/Magnolia bridge road since that's where the traffic bottleneck is.

If you work in South Baton Rouge, then I'd go with Ascension Parish. Much shorter commute, but it'll cost a little more than Central. Denham Springs is the cheapest option but it has the worst infrastructure that is highly dependent upon the interstate. plus, its further away in general and has less quality.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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If you work downtown, in mid-city, or in north baton rouge then Central gets my vote and it's not even close.

Much shorter commutes to these areas during rush-hour than livingston parish and prairieville. The key in Central is to live on the baton rouge side of Wax/Magnolia bridge road since that's where the traffic bottleneck is.

If you work in South Baton Rouge, then I'd go with Ascension Parish. Much shorter commute, but it'll cost a little more than Central. Denham Springs is the cheapest option but it has the worst infrastructure that is highly dependent upon the interstate. plus, its further away in general and has less quality.
Agreed . The traffic getting in and out of Denham is horrendous even on a good day .
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