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Old 07-08-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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So after some digging and help from people here, I've decided to rent an apartment on a 6 month lease instead. We really don't want to move into a bad neighborhood.

I have found a small, furnished, all utilities paid property that is located across from BRCC. The property is attached to the garage of the owners home. She says it is a new Crime Prevention District and that it is pretty quiet. I know this is just north of Government and just south of Florida, an area I've been told to avoid. However, I feel more comfortable since the owner lives on site.

Any thoughts on an arrangement like this, or the area?

Also what are some good apartments somewhat close to LSU that are in the $800 range?

thanks!
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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If it's across from BRCC you'll be ok. If you give the nearest intersection someone might let you know more.

Near LSU for that price range:
A good place is Turnberry Place apartments on Bluebonnet. They are safe and don't advertise. There are a lot of LSU football players who live there. Nice place.

Another is Mansions in the Park apartments. On Perkins. Quiet.

Both can be googled. Both near the Perkins Rowe shopping district.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Thanks! I found out the house is actually on Parlange Drive, between North and Hermitage. On google maps it looks like somewhat bigger lots and homes.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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You should be alright there. That is in the Melrose subdivision, which is one of very few neighborhoods on that side of Florida that isn't completely trashed. It's about 50% white 50% black. Not alot of violent crime there. I'm not sure about property crime. It is close to some real ghetto areas though, so still be really careful.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Wait...you are going to have questions about the Meadowpark area but move into a house on that side of Florida Blvd????

LOL. You couldn't pay me to drive through that area. In the daytime.

Look, it is all about where you feel comfortable - not what 10 random people who have never lived in the areas you are questioning have to say.

There is crime everywhere. period. Even in Santa Maria! GASP! You are never going to find a crime free area in BR.

The Perkins Siegen area is a good one. I used to live there myself and now live in Capital Heights so I have a good taste of both sides. I prefer the older, historic homes to the blah-every-house-looks-the-same type neighborhoods BUT I would feel comfortable living in the MeadowPark area with kids.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Wait...you are going to have questions about the Meadowpark area but move into a house on that side of Florida Blvd????

LOL. You couldn't pay me to drive through that area. In the daytime.

Look, it is all about where you feel comfortable - not what 10 random people who have never lived in the areas you are questioning have to say.

There is crime everywhere. period. Even in Santa Maria! GASP! You are never going to find a crime free area in BR.

The Perkins Siegen area is a good one. I used to live there myself and now live in Capital Heights so I have a good taste of both sides. I prefer the older, historic homes to the blah-every-house-looks-the-same type neighborhoods BUT I would feel comfortable living in the MeadowPark area with kids.
I would live in Melrose subdivision before I would live in Meadow Park. Despite its location property values in Melrose are still good, and the houses are larger, more unique, and better constructed than in Meadow Park. Melrose is middle class, Meadowpark is lower middle class. Both neighborhoods are about half white and half black.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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As an LSU student you should really live in the LSU area where they have dedicated police. The neighborhood by Chimes is becoming less ghetto as uni housing developments take over steadily. You'll notice police stationed there every night. There are plenty of non-studenty-complex housing options in that area.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Default Moving to Baton Rouge

Moving to BR in Feb and was despreatly searching for a safe area for me and my 3 kids can someone help??
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