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Old 03-09-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Good to know everybody.

I didn't want to do New Orleans, BR or Monroe given how dangerous they are.
I've never heard of crime being a deterrent to Baton Rouge. But I may be biased.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I've never heard of crime being a deterrent to Baton Rouge. But I may be biased.
My opinion of the city was a bit shaped by the protests/rioting that happened there last year. Word I heard is that there might be some verdict to that case soon.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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Crime happens everywhere. Most times if you don't go looking for trouble and stay out of well known bad areas you will be fine. Of course isolated incidents can't be predicted and you never know. However we can't go through life based on what might or might not possibly happen. Not saying you directly live like that but just in general.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Crime happens everywhere. Most times if you don't go looking for trouble and stay out of well known bad areas you will be fine. Of course isolated incidents can't be predicted and you never know. However we can't go through life based on what might or might not possibly happen. Not saying you directly live like that but just in general.
I myself have always felt that way, but it is my general unfamiliarity with Louisiana that is causing this. That's why those two towns seemed safer.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Denver
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My opinion of the city was a bit shaped by the protests/rioting that happened there last year. Word I heard is that there might be some verdict to that case soon.
I was arrested that day at the protest downtown.
There was no riot and it certainly was no worse than the riots in Lexington in 2012 after UK won the NCAA championship (someone was shot), the Boston riots in 2007, 2007, and 2013 (someone was killed in 2004), the riots in Morgantown after UWV won over Baylor in 2014, in 2012 San Francisco was rocked by riots after the Giants won the WS, and in 2010 when Lane Kiffin left UT after a year as HC, in Huntington Beach after a surf competition where random property was destroyed for no reason, and in Keene, NH at the pumpkin festival.

I've never heard about those riots being a determining factor whether or not someone would move to the Bay Area or Seattle or Socal. Those riots were literally over nothing.
The protest in Baton Rouge was about a murder, I'd imagine a level of social awareness and activity would be a positive when moving somewhere. Especially to someone who is versed in history.

Crime is an issue in Baton Rouge but you should only be worried about that if you sell drugs or are a pimp or something underground like that, as in most other cities. The protests should be very little concern.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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You went to far with that statement and I must remind OP that Lake Charles also offers plenty of new entertainment and fine dining options that rival many other cities in Louisiana.
Lake Charles is FINALLY following. For the longest time, the NIMBY crowd had their way.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Outside of Louisiana, I have towns in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina lined up.

But, I really needed alot of opinions on Louisiana. I've been all across the state before. But I imagine things have changed a bit since 2010.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Outside of Louisiana, I have towns in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina lined up.

But, I really needed alot of opinions on Louisiana. I've been all across the state before. But I imagine things have changed a bit since 2010.
Lafayette has had a huge building boom recently even despite the economic downturn. It looks radically different than the 00's. They are still building big projects and subdivisions. Its on an upswing.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Lafayette has had a huge building boom recently even despite the economic downturn. It looks radically different than the 00's. They are still building big projects and subdivisions. Its on an upswing.
I have heard some about the refinery's around the place.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Not sure about refineries near Lafayette. Unless maybe you heard sugar cane refineries nearby. Lafayette is a great place to live. A nice city with many amenities. I am also a fan of Breaux Bridge albeit smaller and not as urban. No way no how would I recommend Alexandria but that if my opinion. List your priorities, choice what is best for you and your family and welcome to the great state of Louisiana!
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