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Old 03-04-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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My family is myself, my husband, and my 6th grade daughter. We are looking for a townhome or house, 3 bed 2 bath (or so), under $1500/month, with good schools and safe. I also would love a neighborhood with kids so my daughter makes friends fast.

Tips? Suggestions? Areas to avoid? Areas to absolutely check out? Any resources out there to help find homes in those areas you suggest?

I'll be in town late March on a business trip, if there's a mom out there who would be down to show me the town and the right areas to look for housing (and schools), I'll drive and buy lunch.

I'd also love to hear about any great summer camps (day camps or stay camps) my daughter would be interested in. She loves the outdoors.

Thanks!

Sarah
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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By the way, I am working near the LSU campus. So I have looked at Denham Springs and Praireville, but am really hoping for something closer, but fitting the description (safe, good schools, lots of kids) inside Baton Rouge nearer LSU.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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Prairreville would be a very good choice. The schools in Ascension parish are excellent and there are many new subdivisions on or near highway 73. In that area, you would be very near I-10 which will take you to LSU.

The traffic into Baton Rouge from Denham Springs is terrible! If you are sold on Baton Rouge, check out the Shenandoah area which is near I-12.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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I am also moving to br and am trying to get ideas on best school/safe area. Do I have to move to the suburbs.. Is the traffic really as bad as what people r saying?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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The traffic from Denham Springs to Baton Rouge is bad. However, the public schools in Denham Springs/Walker/Watson areas are great.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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The City of Central has awesome schools . It's really not a bad commute to LSU depending on the time of day .
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Central is closer to LSU in terms of commute times than Denham Springs and Prairieville. Prairieville is more expensive than Denham Springs. Central is somewhere inbetween. All the schools are comparable. Condos usually are very hit or miss around town because most of the middle class in the suburbs prefer houses, so you'd either get "low income" families or not families at all. Depends on the condo. I'd venture to guess that Prairieville has more family friendly condos than the other areas, but obviously they will be more expensive.
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