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Old 11-29-2008, 03:47 PM
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I'm moving to baton rouge to attend LSU. I am not too familiar with the area and need heads up on some of the neighborhoods. I want to be able to go to class/ work and not worry about being broken into or having my car vandalized at night. I'm not really interested in living in an area highly populated by students (parties). What would be a good area to find affordable SAFE housing that isn't in a completely inconvenient area?

Thanks for you help
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:12 AM
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You give the impression (to me at least) that money is no object. If that is the case — and you don't mind being a fair distance from campus — there are a number of upscale apartment complexes in the Perkins - Bluebonnet area.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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There is a new apartment complex in the Shennadoah area. I think the name is Ivy Park Luxury Apartments, but if you are working with an apartment finder website maybe you can find it. Its on Jones Creek Road and Tiger Bend Road next door to Ralph's Supermarket.

Its not close to LSU, but isn't extremely far, its takes me about 15 - 20 minutes to get to Dalrymple (sp?) / LSU Systems Office via Tiger Bend / Jeff Hwy to Seigen to I-10 to Dalryrmple if I wait until 9:30 AM when rush hour is over or leave at 6:30 before it gets bad. So if you don't mind being that distance it might be an option for you. The apartment complex is only about 1 year old and the surrounding neighborhoods are family surburban type, so its pretty quiet.

Also there is a new apartment on Seigen Lane called Bristol Place Apartment Homes that would cut about 5 - 10 miutes off the commute... www.bristolplaceapthomes.com. Its cool because its closed to shopping, banks, the mall of La, etc. Its less than a year old.

With both of these, if the interstate is backed up, you can take Seigen all the way to LSU as an alternative route which is good (it changes names along the way to Burbank) but red lights make it longer than taking the after / before rush hour interstate. Bristolplace is on the bus route in case your car break down (or if you don't have one, you will need one in Baton Rouge by the way.. but that is a differen topic LOL) But I don't know about Ivy Park.

I hope this helps!
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