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Old 07-17-2008, 05:59 AM
Location: Tyler TX
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Can anybody tell me about living in Destrehan and/or St. Rose? Crime, flooding, schools, etc. -- are they OK places to raise a family? I am considering moving back to the NO area to take a job at Ochsner. Can't afford Metairie, Harahan or River Ridge but would still like to stay within a reasonable drive of Ochsner. Also need a quieter, more family-friendly neighborhood since I have a 2-year-old.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 08-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Location: St. Charles Parish
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Hello, Lulu I've lived in both places and you can't find abeter place to raise your children. The school system in St. Charles Parish is no. 1
We raised 4 boys there and I thank God for there low tolerence for bad behavior. Yes your choice would be a good one.

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:21 AM
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I have to second what min2shipbuilders said.

I lived in St Rose for a few years and now live in Destrehan, Ormond Plantation Estates.

The schools are great, some of the best in the state. Bar None in St Rose dose not flood same as the newer neighborhoods. Most of the older neighborhoods do flood from about the middle to the rail road tracts.

Parts of Ormond flood so you have to watch where you purchase. In fact Ormond Blvd flooded today, about 12" deep. Try and stay away from the rail road tracts but remember you are living in the middle of the swamp so almost all of this area can flood, has flooded or will flood at some point in time.

Also the neighborhoods across the river along River Rd don't flood. A good Realtor should be able to show you neighborhoods that are good and that don't have flooding problems.

My flood insurance runs about 1K a year but one block south up the street from me would cost in the low hundreds and one block north up the street cost several thousand more per year.

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:50 AM
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I know this is too late to help you, I think? But as stated SOME of the roads on
what is known as the East Bank, St. Rose, Destrehan etc, can flood, but the actual
homes are on pretty high ground. Across the river in Luling and Hahnville are pretty dry.
This is the natural levee from when the river used to flood every year(old-times), the high ground is
all along the river. There is also pretty good pumping there, as the parish is usually in pretty
good financial condition, so things stay fixed. THE BEST place to raise kids in the area.
Sure, get flood insurance, but depending on where you buy, you will be really good on flooding.
I would look around at old homes in Hahnville on Oak, Pine, in that area. These homes were built
after the war with beautiful cypress under-carriage and excellent walls by "Mr. Pup-Pup." He built
the sturdiest homes in the area. (that's ALMOST poop-poop, but halfway between a short and
long U) He built my families home, and it was freaking awesome. Simple, but awesome. Hurricane
after hurricane, no damage. And termites don't like Cypress.
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