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Old 02-02-2009, 07:39 AM
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Ok, now who know much about Prairieville area? Specifically, schools, crime rate and types of people there. Also does anyone knopw anything about the neighborhood Manchac Harbor? I think the area is pretty nice and I am already aware of traffic problems!
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Ok, now who know much about Prairieville area? Specifically, schools, crime rate and types of people there. Also does anyone knopw anything about the neighborhood Manchac Harbor? I think the area is pretty nice and I am already aware of traffic problems!
- Traffic is a very big issue, as Ascension Parish has rapidly grown in the last 10-15 years, but you only have a few ways (LA 73, Airline, I-10, and LA 30) to get to Baton Rouge.
- Flooding could be an issue. Though they did develop a flood control system, areas near Bayou Manchac and the Amite could still be an issue.
- I have not heard much about crime although, like everywhere else, I'm sure there is SOME crime.
- Where is Manchac Harbor ? One of the new subdivisions off Old Perkins or Bluff Road ?
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:15 PM
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Thanks fot the information...Manchac Harbor is kinda further out. Not on Old Perkins for sure. Cannot remember where it is exactly.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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I've heard of it, but I don't remember where it is either. There's too many subdivisions out there. But if and when I decided to move out of this city, Ascension would probably be my first or close second choice to the westbank. I don't know of anyone personally that has any problems in Ascension, although some of them have some weird and/or picky neighbors.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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I've heard of it, but I don't remember where it is either. There's too many subdivisions out there. But if and when I decided to move out of this city, Ascension would probably be my first or close second choice to the westbank. I don't know of anyone personally that has any problems in Ascension, although some of them have some weird and/or picky neighbors.
I've also heard that you have a culture of people who've lived there forever and like to do things their way (same as Livingston Parish).
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:18 AM
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I've also heard that you have a culture of people who've lived there forever and like to do things their way (same as Livingston Parish).
Does that mean they are not too nice to Baton Rouge people because they are clogging up their areas? I have heard a bit that they don't like the "white flight" happenings out there, may not be true though!
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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It's mutual. I think the longtime residents of suburban BTR don't like the people flocking to their parishes and clogging up their roads, schools, etc just like most people in BTR don't like the people who flee to suburbia and then proclaim how great it is out there and that we in the city don't know how to manage ourselves. It goes both ways.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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I am still new to the area and trying to buy a house where I can send my kids to a "normal" school. What kinds of traffic/flooding issues are we talking about here?
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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I am still new to the area and trying to buy a house where I can send my kids to a "normal" school. What kinds of traffic/flooding issues are we talking about here?
Traffic - the Ascension road infrastructure was more geared towards a rural area, especially with regards to access to Baton Rouge. Now that the suburban migration has accelerated, the only 4 lane roads you have into BR are Airline Highway and I-10. Jefferson Hwy (LA 73) and Nicholson (LA 30) are 2 lane roads. To add to the problem, the feeder roads like LA 42 are 2 lane (that will eventually change, though), yet they're building subdividions like crazy that ONLY empty out to the feeder roads.

Flooding - (Anyone from Ascension is welcome to chime in here) Lots of Ascension Parish is swamp, and you also have Bayou Manchac/the Amite River bordering the parish. So they have developed a system of drainage, but even so, when you get the occasional flood, the tributaries/drainage system can only handle so much. From what I've seen of Ascension Parish, I'd be more concerned if a subdivision is (1) between LA 42 and Bayou Manchac, and (2) in the far eastern part of the parish near the Amite.
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