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Old 06-03-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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I've noticed that several people have said to stay away from north of LSU, and as a soon-to-be-moving student, I would like to know why. What would be the danger of living north of campus? Which streets specifically? Would it be safe to go running around the lake on the weekends? What do y'all think of Chimes street, Highland Road, State Street, July Street?

I currently live in a practically crime-free area, where there are only deer in the streets after midnight. What are some tips you would give to such a naive person as myself?
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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I've noticed that several people have said to stay away from north of LSU, and as a soon-to-be-moving student, I would like to know why. What would be the danger of living north of campus? Which streets specifically? Would it be safe to go running around the lake on the weekends? What do y'all think of Chimes street, Highland Road, State Street, July Street?

I currently live in a practically crime-free area, where there are only deer in the streets after midnight. What are some tips you would give to such a naive person as myself?
North of LSU is essentially ghetto, you DO NOT want to live there. July Street is very close to campus and may be acceptable but would still make me nervous if you are a female. The lakes are safe for walking or jogging during the day - plenty of people around. I would not recommend jogging anywhere around campus after dark, unless you ran with a few buddies. Chimes Street is practically right on campus, mostly very old buildings there, not in the best shape, but popular with students. Highland Road is beautiful thru the campus and on southward, just don't head north when looking for a place to live. Best of luck - rents in BR are crazy since the hurricane, hope you find something safe you can afford
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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I totally disagree with the broad characterization of the North side of town as Ghetto- There are a few new gated apartment complexes that are very nice. If you've never lived in South Louisiana, you will soon realize that there are neighborhoods with million dollar homes (including the neighborhood surrounding the lakes) next to very poor housing; however, it's safe as long as you're smart. If you're a female don't go walking around at night by yourself... but would you do this is any city?

Stay away from streets named after States and Presidents... I would also stay away from single family houses or duplexes unless you see them first. Drive around a little after dark and see if you feel safe... the Garden District is North of town off of Park/Dalrymple and is a great student area, there has been some break-ins lately, but if you lock your doors you're fine! Also, Capital Heights, on the other side of Acadian is a great twenty-something neighborhood!
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