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Old 05-31-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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I am a 40 year old divorced woman, I am relocating to Baton Rouge from Georgia this August with my 18 year old daughter , we have been doing research on apts in the area, and we need to find an apt in the LSU area that is in a good neighborhood, not tooo pricey, but nice and safe.
Is the Spanish town area a good area, or how is O'neal Lane?
We have found some apts in those areas , but we are not sure which area is the best, closest, and safest to LSU.
Please send any information, we really need the advice urgent.
thanks
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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I am a 40 year old divorced woman, I am relocating to Baton Rouge from Georgia this August with my 18 year old daughter , we have been doing research on apts in the area, and we need to find an apt in the LSU area that is in a good neighborhood, not tooo pricey, but nice and safe.
Is the Spanish town area a good area, or how is O'neal Lane?
We have found some apts in those areas , but we are not sure which area is the best, closest, and safest to LSU.
Please send any information, we really need the advice urgent.
thanks
Hey Angelame, get on over here to Baton Rouge, we'd love to have ya!
I actually live off of O'Neal lane myself. Its a great area with few exceptions. Spanish Town is more downtown and a very old area. Unfortunately the crime in the immediate areas around Spanish Town is very bad. If you're looking for an apartment near the campus, you should try the Lee Dr area or Burbank. Its a little pricier the closer you get to LSU, however. The O'Neal area is only about a 10-15 minute drive to LSU but its mostly interstate.

Hope that helps you out a bit! When you get some apt names that you are curious about, post back or PM me. I'll give you the scoop as I pretty much know them all

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:57 PM
 
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Greetings. Spanish Town is very fun and cultural, but not the place I'd want my daughter. O'neal Lane is a very good progressive area, but what is usually an 8 minute interstate trip can become a literal beast at rush hour if there is an accident or something. Have you looked into Roseland Terrace and the Garden District? Very close to LSU and the best part is that you can get there easily via the surface streets. We look forward to having you here in Baton Rouge!
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I am a 40 year old divorced woman, I am relocating to Baton Rouge from Georgia this August with my 18 year old daughter , we have been doing research on apts in the area, and we need to find an apt in the LSU area that is in a good neighborhood, not tooo pricey, but nice and safe.
Is the Spanish town area a good area, or how is O'neal Lane?
We have found some apts in those areas , but we are not sure which area is the best, closest, and safest to LSU.
Please send any information, we really need the advice urgent.
thanks
- Spanish Town is "cool" but too close to slums
- O'Neal Lane is a mixture, because you have some Section 8 type apartmentd out there
- Nearer to LSU, I'd look at condos/apartments on W. Lee, Brightside, Highland just south of LSU, or Nicholson south of Burbank. I would avoid anything north of LSU.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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Hi, the apts that we have found so far are: Ole London Towne on O'neil lane,Spanish Oaks off of Government St., St.Jean apts on S.Harrels Ferry Road,and Stadium Square on Gross Ave.
Do you know if any of these are safe and nice?
Please let me know.
thank you for all of your help
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Ole London Towne is mediocre... St. Jean is Section 8... stay away ... stay far away... Spanish Oaks on Government is in a bad portion of town... don't know much about Stadium Square...

There are plenty of apartments in the Siegen Lane and Sherwood Forest area that are readily interstate accessible. Thats what you should be looking at.


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Old 06-01-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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okay thanks so much for your help, i will look in those areas and check back with you on what i find.'
thanks again
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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okay thanks so much for your help, i will look in those areas and check back with you on what i find.'
thanks again
If you can make a brief trip to BR, I'd highly recommend it, because there are still a lot of "Mom and Pop" apartments that may or may not be in the Internet.

Plus, by coming in person, you can see the types of people/cars coming and going from the complex between, say, 5 and 7. And get a feel for traffic and available retail.

One more thing about the "east side" of town (O'Neal, Old Hammond east of Sherwood, Flannery, Millerville) is that you have older apartments sprinkled throughout that are slums or close to being slums. Particularly bad: (1) Anything in Blvd De Province, (2) Anything north of Florida, (3) Flannery, (4) Duplexes/apartments on Old Hammond past Blvd de Province.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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What about Afton Oaks off of Sherwood Forest, or Azalea Point on Brightside
or Sherwood Acres on Sherwood Forest?
Are any of these in a good area and descent?
thanks again
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Angel, I don't know how to diplomatically say it, but you need to take BR Man's suggestions with a very large grain of salt.

Spanish Oaks is NOT in a bad area. I had friends who lived there a few years back. It's an area known as Mid-City. The neighborhood grocery is Calandro's ... one of my favorites. Great neighborhood restaurants ... Bistro Byronz, Superior Grill, La Carreta, artsy shops, etc.

You really need to visit the city in person to get a feel for it. It's almost scary to think that someone would make a life-changing decision based on the opinions (and that includes my own) of strangers.


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