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Moving to Louisiana: Baton Rouge, good schools, renting, apartments for rent, hotel.

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I will be down there in September - already decided that for sure. So... I have some time to look around. Do you (or anyone else) know about these areas?:

Drusilla, Denham Springs, Downtown Baton Rouge, Highland Plantation, Blue Bonnet, and the LSU area???Thanks!!
Drusilla, Downtown BR, Highland Pnantation, Bluebonnet, and the LSU area all go to East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, so I don't know if that is what you want for your son.

Denham Springs has good schools, but the commute to/from Denham to BR will be AWFUL. First you have the "leaving downtown" traffic, and after that, the I-12 traffic. And since there are only three ways to get to Denham from Baton Rouge (two of which involve Fla Blvd and the "wreck capital of the world" I-12), you'll be dealing with the heavy traffic to/from Livingston Parish. On top of that, you have truckers and travelers who use I-12 as an east-west route.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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As far as Denham Springs, I could not have said it any better than BRMan. I have lived in Denham most of my life. The schools are very good and I like the area. However, the traffic is a nightmare.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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How is the commute to and from the west side of the river to the airline drive area? I am also relocating soon.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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How is the commute to and from the west side of the river to the airline drive area? I am also relocating soon.
Not too bad crossing the river. Once you get to where I-10/110 meet, you're in gridlock at rush hour. However, if your job is in the north BR part of Airline, you're better off taking what we call the "old bridge" (Hwy 190). Any more specific questions, feel free to PM me
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Coming from all points south, Brusly, Addis, Plaquemine, LA-1 backs up pretty good across the ICWW between about 7:30-8:30am. And the river bridge itself backs up moreso after about 8am. So if you're ahead of it, you're fine. If you're coming from Port Allen or north/west, you should be fine, plus you have the old bridge as an option.
In the afternoon, from Airline Hwy, I would just take the old bridge because you'd have hell coming across town on I-10 and crossing the new bridge anytime after about 3pm.
But if you can avoid the heart of rush hour, then you should be fine. You could also drive across town on Florida Blvd which is generally ok coming westbound in the afternoons, and then hop on at the bridge in downtown and then you're one exit across the river. That drive is fairly easy unless there's a wreck on top of the bridge.
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