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Old 10-29-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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A forum search shows info from a couple of years ago on Tara with a few recent mentions but not much in depth. Am moving to BR and trying to gauge whether a complete renovation in Tara or Goodwood is worth seriously considering. Knowledgeable input greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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Could you narrow the area down a little bit ? Maybe a street name ? My sister is a Realtor and I'll ask her tonight .
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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I'm not entirely familiar with these areas but in both of them I think we would want to stay on one of the streets closer to Towne Center rather than farther out in the neighborhoods. We would definitely stay away from the fringes or outer edges of these neighborhoods. Is that too general? Hopefully it is enough for your sister to give some feedback. Thanks so much for your input! Anything is helpful.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Denver
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That's what I was going to suggest. Closer to Jefferson, the better.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I live in Old Goodwood, and houses are constantly undergoing complete renovations. There is also alot of new construction going on in the area. It's gotten to be more expensive in recent years, though, do to higher demand. The thing you really have to watch out for here when doing renovations is construction site theft. There was a big problem with it a few months back but it has settled down some.

Tara is also a nice neighborhood. It is a 60's neighborhood, but houses there have maintained their value pretty well over the years and the neighborhood overall is still very well-maintained compared to some other neighborhoods built in the 60's.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either area. Definitely both are worth keeping on your list of possible neighborhoods. I suggest exploring them in person.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Greenwell Springs
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Very nice area. Convenient to lots of handy things. Traffic is not the best, but not the worst. I would buy in the area if I could afford it. I would love to be near the library (which is about to be rebuilt and awesome), Towne Center, Whole Foods, etc. I say go for it!

I would recommend buying in the area between Jefferson and Tara rather than in Tara itself. It is an older area but I love all the big shady trees and the houses are nice. Of course, that is a personal preference. I don't think there is anything wrong with the Tara neighborhood but I wouldn't want to live in a neighborhood with a school in it.
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