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Old 03-03-2009, 06:05 AM
 
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My husband and I are looking for our first home, and we found one we love in Shenandoah North. It's a small neighborhood north of Coursey at Jones Creek. We love the house and the looks of the neighborhood, but we want to make sure we're making a good investment.

The main issue I see in that area is traffic. That won't really affect either of us because we work odd hours, and it's something we're used to since we moved here from Memphis.

Does anybody know anything about this neighborhood? Good/Bad/Ugly, all information is appreciated!
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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My husband and I are looking for our first home, and we found one we love in Shenandoah North. It's a small neighborhood north of Coursey at Jones Creek. We love the house and the looks of the neighborhood, but we want to make sure we're making a good investment.

The main issue I see in that area is traffic. That won't really affect either of us because we work odd hours, and it's something we're used to since we moved here from Memphis.

Does anybody know anything about this neighborhood? Good/Bad/Ugly, all information is appreciated!
Those are nice houses, but I have three concerns: (1) since you're close to Jones Creek, they have had flooding issues before, (2) you figure at some point O'Neal Lane will be 4 laned between George O'Neal and Harrells Ferry, so that might create some short term inconvenience when they do the widening, (3) I'm not crazy about the shabby duplexes up the road and the nearby St Jean Apartments (low income apartments at Harrell's Ferry at O'Neal). From where Shenandoah North is, you're probably OK, but it's something to keep in mind.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Traffic would probably be a main concern however, with your odd work hours you should be okay. Hope you enjoy your new home.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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It's a good neighborhood. Friends of mine live there now. It's quiet, upper middle class and the people are friendly. I don't see anything wrong with moving there...BR traffic is everywhere anyway, something you can't escape.

I grew up in Shenandoah and am very familiar with the area. It's a great place for a couple or to raise a family.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the information.

We decided to put in an offer and it was accepted, so we're very excited about our new home! BRMan, thanks to your advice about the flooding issues, we've decided to go ahead and get flood insurance, even though it's not required for our new house.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the information.

We decided to put in an offer and it was accepted, so we're very excited about our new home! BRMan, thanks to your advice about the flooding issues, we've decided to go ahead and get flood insurance, even though it's not required for our new house.
It's not like it's an "all the time" thing, but it can happen, particularly if you live near the Amite/Comite or its tributaries. So it pays to be cautious.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:28 PM
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You will be on the "other side of town as far as recreation goes.
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