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Old 09-22-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Our family (with kids 5 & 3) will be moving to Baton Rouge in the next few months. We are looking for an upscale neighborhood and will be looking for a home in the $600-900k range. My husband will be working in downtown BR and would prefer a commute of 40 minutes or less. I would appreciate any ideas for neighborhoods to consider.

Also, we will be visiting BR in the next few weeks to look into private schools. Are there any noteworthy private schools worth visiting? We are Catholic and while a Catholic school would be nice, it is not a requirement.

Any other advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Katherine
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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Dunham is a great school with high standards. Santa Maria would be a good subdivision that will have kids and amenities. Diverse home prices will allow children to have lots of children to play with.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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I was reading your reply to Dunham and was wondering if you could share more of your experience with the school. We are looking for a school to start K and end with 12. Also looking at Runnels and Episcopal. Any feedback woul d be appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Our family (with kids 5 & 3) will be moving to Baton Rouge in the next few months. We are looking for an upscale neighborhood and will be looking for a home in the $600-900k range. My husband will be working in downtown BR and would prefer a commute of 40 minutes or less. I would appreciate any ideas for neighborhoods to consider.

Also, we will be visiting BR in the next few weeks to look into private schools. Are there any noteworthy private schools worth visiting? We are Catholic and while a Catholic school would be nice, it is not a requirement.

Any other advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Katherine
Unless you live in the far reaches of Livingston and/or Ascension, you shouldn't be facing that kind of commute. Pricey neighborhoods:

(1) Lakeshore Drive
(2) Hundred Oaks - not a personal favorite, because you have seedy neighborhoods on three sides
(3) Walden
(4) Harts Mill Pond
(5) Country Club of Louisiana
(6) numerous subdivisions off Highland Road from Staring all the way to I-10
(7) Santa Maria
(8) Bocage
(9) Old Goodwood
(10) Pikes Lane
(11) The Lakes at Highland
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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My aunt lives in White Oak Landing. I know she told me her home was worth around $500,000. I would say they live in a higher class neighborhood. There is also a gated neighborhood within there. I love their neighborhood because they have a lake and biking trails around and the neighbors are not right on top of one another. The houses are nice too.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Mallard Lakes

Check out Mallard Lakes off of Hoo Shoo Too Rd. This subdivision is unique in the BR area.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Our family (with kids 5 & 3) will be moving to Baton Rouge in the next few months. We are looking for an upscale neighborhood and will be looking for a home in the $600-900k range. My husband will be working in downtown BR and would prefer a commute of 40 minutes or less. I would appreciate any ideas for neighborhoods to consider.

Also, we will be visiting BR in the next few weeks to look into private schools. Are there any noteworthy private schools worth visiting? We are Catholic and while a Catholic school would be nice, it is not a requirement.

Any other advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Katherine
Hi Katherine,

I live in a very nice Highland Rd. neighborhood that we love. My little boy attends a Catholic school that is very popular in town. I highly recommend it. The school will depend on the parish that you live in. Are you more interested in a newer home? Do you like the charm of older homes and older neigborhoods? Or do you prefer the crisp look of a new neighborhood? Do you need a large yard? Would you enjoy a golf course community? There is a nice selection in the price range that you describe in Baton Rouge. Moderator cut: please refer to Terms of Service

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Old 10-24-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Hi Katherine,

I live in a very nice Highland Rd. neighborhood that we love. My little boy attends a Catholic school that is very popular in town.
Any chance that's St. Aloysius? What is it with those mothers who refuse to use the new queuing lane that was constructed a couple years ago? It's so irritating for those of us who live in Southdowns, not to mention dangerous. Just last week an ambulance had trouble getting through because of the inconsiderate drivers who block the street.

Sorry if that's not the school you were talking about.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Hi,

CindyM, No. I know that St Aloysius is probably the MOST popular Catholic school in BR. My son goes to St. Jude... I did hear about changes to the carpool lines that were made this year at St. Aloysius...don't know if that has anything to do with it....Do you have children there?

I think that carpool can get pretty hairy at all of the schools!
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:00 PM
 
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No children there. I'm a neighborhood resident. Just wish the parents of children attending the school were a little more courteous. The carpool lane was rarely used last year. This year it appears to be hit or miss.
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