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Old 04-25-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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I have read that the city is attempting to "revitalize" mid-city. Is this really happening? I'm moving to Baton Rouge this summer and wonder weather I should look in this area or not. Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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It is true, but it will take a decade or so to see any major changes/improvements in Mid-City. I would look at other neighborhoods first.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Just exactly where is this revitilization taking place ?
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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It's just a general effort taken on by the developmental groups and what not.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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I lived in Mid-City when I first moved here. I liked the location quite a bit. They are doing things like expanding that art night thing, which I can't remember the name right off. There also seemed to be more shops and restaurants coming to that area. It was also convenient to downtown, parks, and LSU. There are also a lot of nice neighborhoods around there. There are also some not so nice neighborhoods near there and some of the crime from them would spill over. There is also an annoying homeless/beggar problem in that area. I got pretty much were I wouldn't go to walgreens, albertsons, and the other couple of drug stores near there because you had to go through three or four people asking for money to get in. Calandros was nice and they didn't have that problem. You had to pay a little extra for groceries there.
I live in the Oak Hills area now. It feels safer. It is also feels far away from things I like doing. A large part of me would rather be in mid-city so I hope they are able to improve that area.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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It could really be a nice area. The housing stock, commodities, and infrastructure is all there, just needs some TLC and good neighbors.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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It could really be a nice area. The housing stock, commodities, and infrastructure is all there, just needs some TLC and good neighbors.
Yep, it's just in need of about two or three thousand yuppies. Still, it's considerably better than it was a decade ago.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Yes a few thousand yuppies would really help around S. Acadian and west.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Yes a few thousand yuppies would really help around S. Acadian and west.
Was more referring to the rectangle between I-110, North Boulevard and Government Street, and "The Street That Used to be Called Rebel Drive But Thankfully Isn't Anymore".

Having said that, I really can't think of any other population group that buys up old housing stock and fixes it up.

It takes money to repair housing stock, and most of mid-city's current residents don't have a heck of a lot of that.

And, since there's very little upward income mobility around here, the only thing you can hope for is upper-middle-class extranjeros to do that.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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That would work as well, and would end up very nice but it's a really small area. I like the area around BR High.
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