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Old 01-18-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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I currently live in ND, but just recently visited a friend in BR. I had a good time and didn't mind the area at all. Still want to visit the area again to make sure. Definitely don't have the constant summer heat up here but it has got up there even though it's not dry heat down there I'm sure its manageable.

As far as jobs go I know they're opening that new hotel/casino in south BR this summer. I went to school for business and hospitality. So any hospitality or business related job would work for me. So if there are other places that anyone knows of or where to look I'd appreciate it.

Where do people recommend living, I'm looking for a 1 bedroom apartment and would want to be in a safe area I wouldn't have to worry about much. Sherandoah, Old Jefferson, Westminster, Denham Springs, Oak Hills Place, or any other area that is safe? Also looking for an easy commute to avoid as much traffic if possible.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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If you want an easy commute , don't even consider Livingston Parish . That's just a fact of life . Things may improve after all of the road construction is done , but I can't see it getting a whole lot better .
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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You could live anywhere south of LSU, I-10, and north of Highland/Bluebonnet and have a short commute.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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You could live anywhere south of LSU, I-10, and north of Highland/Bluebonnet and have a short commute.
A few I liked were north of I-10 by old jefferson area Camden apts, i think evergreen was one, and ivy...a couple I didnt mind was oak hill area but it doesn't seem like north of I-10 would be that bad for commuting that's if I get a job at the casino.

How is the crime in those areas?

How is the job market if that falls through?

During my visit noone gave me any crap aside from how I talked (accent).
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Camden Lakes apartments on O'Neal? The commute would be far all the way to south Baton Rouge. Are you aiming for rush hour working hours, if so, traffic will be heavy going to work and back home. The area is about 50/50, I definitely wouldn't be scared to live in that area, I spent much of two weeks on O'Neal a couple weeks ago, but of course you're still in a city.

Evergreen at Coursey Place would be a little closer but still a traffic heavy commute. Crime is minimal and is a safe area, for being suburban, I like the area.

Ivy Park would be the best as far as commute time, you could use Siegen and dodge the interstate traffic.

The best area would be south Baton Rouge for a really short drive but the others are manageable too.

The hospitality job market should be opening up as more hotels and restaurants are opening shop seems like every week. We have more casinos as well to apply at.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Camden Lakes apartments on O'Neal? The commute would be far all the way to south Baton Rouge. Are you aiming for rush hour working hours, if so, traffic will be heavy going to work and back home. The area is about 50/50, I definitely wouldn't be scared to live in that area, I spent much of two weeks on O'Neal a couple weeks ago, but of course you're still in a city.

Evergreen at Coursey Place would be a little closer but still a traffic heavy commute. Crime is minimal and is a safe area, for being suburban, I like the area.

Ivy Park would be the best as far as commute time, you could use Siegen and dodge the interstate traffic.

The best area would be south Baton Rouge for a really short drive but the others are manageable too.

The hospitality job market should be opening up as more hotels and restaurants are opening shop seems like every week. We have more casinos as well to apply at.
Right now it takes me about 15 minutes to get to work and home up here, but my route I have to take usually can avoid a majority of traffic. What do you consider a long commute with traffic from that area 20-30 mins? 30-40 minutes? Also, if the job with that hotel/casino works out who knows if I would be working 8-5 or whatever could be different hours avoiding most rush hours, but not sure.

I know a cop down there and he told me as far as crime goes he would avoid Dutchtown, Gardere area. He said Oak Hills is fine, but Old Jefferson, Westminster, and Shenadoah area is pretty safe. He also recommended Prairieville and Gonzales. I don't necessarily need a hospitality job, but anything office/administration related would be fine too. I just saw a good opportunity with the Casino opening up this summer.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Right now it takes me about 15 minutes to get to work and home up here, but my route I have to take usually can avoid a majority of traffic. What do you consider a long commute with traffic from that area 20-30 mins? 30-40 minutes? Also, if the job with that hotel/casino works out who knows if I would be working 8-5 or whatever could be different hours avoiding most rush hours, but not sure.

I know a cop down there and he told me as far as crime goes he would avoid Dutchtown, Gardere area. He said Oak Hills is fine, but Old Jefferson, Westminster, and Shenadoah area is pretty safe. He also recommended Prairieville and Gonzales. I don't necessarily need a hospitality job, but anything office/administration related would be fine too. I just saw a good opportunity with the Casino opening up this summer.
Long would be 30mins-1hr. Dutchtown is extremely safe, I went to school there. Gardere is bad but only the street itself, north and south of it is perfectly fine and are some really nice areas. I personally like to live close to my job so now you have the chance to live close to your workplace I would take advantage of it.
Have you applied yet? They have opened employment opportunities.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Long would be 30mins-1hr. Dutchtown is extremely safe, I went to school there. Gardere is bad but only the street itself, north and south of it is perfectly fine and are some really nice areas. I personally like to live close to my job so now you have the chance to live close to your workplace I would take advantage of it.
Have you applied yet? They have opened employment opportunities.
I will be applying within the next couple of days I am going to tweak up my resume/cover letter with a friend who's in the hospitality field and manages.

If I stay around Oak Hill Place how is that area??

How would the commute be if I go just south of I-10?? around the Mall or that areal?

I've only been to BR once so not great with the area aside from just looking at a map and the few places I was when I was there.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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Oak Hills Place would be a very short commute, pretty much the same if you're south of I-10 and LSU campus. You can look at traffic maps to get a feel for the traffic flow.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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I currently live in ND, but just recently visited a friend in BR. I had a good time and didn't mind the area at all. Still want to visit the area again to make sure. Definitely don't have the constant summer heat up here but it has got up there even though it's not dry heat down there I'm sure its manageable.

As far as jobs go I know they're opening that new hotel/casino in south BR this summer. I went to school for business and hospitality. So any hospitality or business related job would work for me. So if there are other places that anyone knows of or where to look I'd appreciate it.

Where do people recommend living, I'm looking for a 1 bedroom apartment and would want to be in a safe area I wouldn't have to worry about much. Sherandoah, Old Jefferson, Westminster, Denham Springs, Oak Hills Place, or any other area that is safe? Also looking for an easy commute to avoid as much traffic if possible.

Neber been to ND before. Only know a name of Fargo, Bismarck, and Grand Forks. But, if hospitality industry is also facing a hit in BTR or whole southern area. If you really need a job for this area, NC or FL highly recommended. Many southern towns are good travel sites, but may not good for life.
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