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Old 01-01-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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I'm considering a move to Baton Rouge from the Northeast. Napoleon Street between Florida and above Government Streets. As I read the posts I'm starting to get concerned that safety is going to be an issue (I'm a female so it's a concern). Is there anyone familiar with the area and the safety of the location? It's not too far from the River Center.

Thanks much!
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I'm considering a move to Baton Rouge from the Northeast. Napoleon Street between Florida and above Government Streets. As I read the posts I'm starting to get concerned that safety is going to be an issue (I'm a female so it's a concern). Is there anyone familiar with the area and the safety of the location? It's not too far from the River Center.

Thanks much!
Downtown (which is where your place is) is so-so. I think it's better than it used to be because it's become a popular place to live, but when you go easy of I-110 and/or south of I-10, you are in some nasty neighborhoods. And those neighborhoods are within 5-10 blocks of your place.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Sounds like you're in Beauregard Town, which isn't a bad area. It's an old area. You should be fine until you go east of I-110 and south of I-10, although you obviously should keep watch anywhere you are. It'll take a while getting used to the area.
I think it's a lot darker than downtown though, the street lighting isn't that good there or covered by lots of trees. Whereas downtown has pretty good street lighting.
There are a few places that stay open downtown after hours now, but not many, and mostly bars. More are opening every month though (little shops and restaurants). But there is a great farmers market located in front of the Main Street Market at the corner of Main and 5th every Saturday morning. There is also great (small business) shopping along Government Street in Midcity (basically everything between N 22nd and Foster or Jefferson). The larger chain stores stick close to the freeways and Airline Hwy.

There are several areas around MidCity that don't look very good, but I've never had any problems and I wouldn't say they're bad areas. I can't say that BTR has any real ghettos that are totally dangerous. There are a few neighborhoods you would probably do well to avoid. You'll learn which major streets and roads cross these areas and you'll realize that none of these areas are really big. Traffic in south Baton Rouge stays fairly busy throughout the day and parts of the night so rarely are you in a deserted area of town.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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Thank you - that's actually quite reassuring.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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Josie,

I have an affordable, one bedroom apartment available near LSU off of Nicholson Drive.

The area is, in my opinion, relatively safe and the neighbors are great.

If you are interested in more information, you may Moderator cut: personal info edited out, use direct message feature - never a good idea to put phone numbers on the internet

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