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Old 06-28-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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Hi all,

Where would the best place to live in BTR if you would work at the airport. I am a single, 30 year old male. Cost wouldn't be a factor-only considerations would be traffic, crime, and best spot to eat, do things ect..ie live. Thanks,
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Hi all,

Where would the best place to live in BTR if you would work at the airport. I am a single, 30 year old male. Cost wouldn't be a factor-only considerations would be traffic, crime, and best spot to eat, do things ect..ie live. Thanks,
Being that you're single, I would recommend you live in south BR. And, more specifically, there are several complexes along College Dr and there is the Citiplace apartments on Corporate Dr. These are reasonably safe areas with interstate access, which is what you need to commute to the airport. I know there is also an apartment/condo complex by the Perkins Road overpass, which is where there is some night life - in all cases above, I selected areas that are close enough to the interstate but not so far from downtown that you experience all of the afternoon rush hour.

You'll hear differing opinions about living in Spanish Town and/or the Garden District, as you have young people living there. My personal take on those places is that while there is architectural charm, they're also older homes that may or may not require a lot of work. Plus, both neighborhoods are near questionable areas.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Hi all,

Where would the best place to live in BTR if you would work at the airport. I am a single, 30 year old male. Cost wouldn't be a factor-only considerations would be traffic, crime, and best spot to eat, do things ect..ie live. Thanks,
Hi,

Since you will be working in North Baton Rouge (most of which has unacceptable living conditions) you will not be able to live very close to work.

The closest "good" neighborhood is Spanish Town. It is a very diverse neighborhood and it is very convenient to Third Street (aka nightlife).

As far as safety is concerned. You are a 30 year old male, so if I were in your shoes, I would not have a problem living there. Bad areas aren't very far away, but Spanish Town stays quiet for the most part.

Best of luck.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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City of Central . About a 25 minute commute .
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:45 AM
 
Location: BRLA
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If cost truly isn't a factor, try Perkins Rowe. You can walk to movies, restaurants, shops, happy hour etc. I noticed prices are coming down.. slightly. Similar with Corporate Towne Center area.
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