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Old 12-04-2015, 01:05 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I’m posting here because I need some advice on possibly relocating to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The company I work for is promoting me BUT there are no open positions here in Houston, Texas where I currently reside. I really like the company and I’m honored to be given the chance to move into management.

I have the option of staying in my position or relocating to any of the available sites. Which are in San Antonio, Texas - Valdosta, Georgia and Phoenix, Arizona. I’m trying to do some research on each of the locations and decide if it’s worth the move. My hope is to eventually move back to Houston, in about two years.

My husband and I will take turns visiting each other as his job is in Houston and he is not able to re-locate. It will be hard, but it's something we both agreed to do for my career advancement. I need to find a place to live, my kids are grown so I do not need to be close to a school or live in a good school district. I’m truly a home body and enjoy spending time at home on my off days. What’s important to me is to find an apartment that is not overly expensive, under $700 if possible, safe and has a gym.

Can anyone recommend an apartment that meets this criteria? My office will be on Essen Park. and I’ll like to be within a 20 minute drive if possible. Any other advice is also welcomed and appreciated. I'll post this in the other areas as well for comparison. Thanks and I look forward to your replies.

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Old 01-02-2016, 01:00 PM
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiaina
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I know of Valdosta, Georgia and also Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I think $700 a month would be possible in Valdosta, however it is college town. It will be hard to find a place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for $700 a month in a "safe" area. Home prices and rentals have risen since hurricane Katrina here and have not fallen. 6 years ago it would be no problem, but today however it is going to be more difficult. You may have better luck searching craigslist for people that have garage apts or rooms for rent. You can call them, add them on facebook and feel them out before meeting them. As long as you pay attention and trust your instincts this is not a scary thing to do at all.
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