Possible move to Baton Rouge

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Texas Transplant

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Jan 15, 2007
 
Hello,

I need some assistance from this in the know. I have been offered a job and have my choice of places to live. Baton Rouge is among them. I lived in Louisiana but long before the hurricane. My son was born in Lafayette.

What is real and what is fiction? We have heard the business climate is coming back, and will be strong for many years becuase of rebuilding. Then we have heard housing is outrageous and crime is worse. What is the real deal. My other options are in the midwest or carolina's.

What about schools like Catholic High in BR or others. Would be better off living in Lafayette and making a commute a few days a week to whatever I needed to do in Baton Rouge for work. I will be working out of my house.
Brandon Noel

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Apr 10, 2007
 
I am a local Realtor in the Baton Rouge Area. The market seems to be pretty strong in almost all areas right now, and probably will be for some time. As far as living in Baton Rouge, you have some options. Many people are leaving the inner city to quieter areas of the Greater Baton Rouge area, however depending on the price range there are still many nice places to live in the city. I personally live in Zachary, which is about 25 minutes from the heart of Baton Rouge. As far as schools go Zachary is the #1 school district in the state for the second year running. There are quite a few other private school options in the area as well, such as Catholic High. Send me an email and I will reply to it with my number because this forum does not allow phone #'s to be posted.

Brandon Noel
Real Estate Consultant - Saurage Realtors
bnoel@saurage.com
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Apr 10, 2007
 

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I am a Real Estate Agent in Baton Rouge. There are quite a few options available to you in the Baton Rouge area. The business market is doing very well right now and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Crime in the area did rise following Katrina, but has dropped since. Many people have moved to the towns surrounding Baton Rouge, myself included. My wife and I have moved to Zachary, which is about 25 minutes north of Baton Rouge. Zachary is the #1 school district in the state for the second year in a row. If you have any other questions or would like some more information, please let me know.

Brandon Noel
Real Estate Consultant - Saurage Realtors
bnoel@saurage.com

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Apr 17, 2007
 
Texas Transplant wrote:
Hello,
I need some assistance from this in the know. I have been offered a job and have my choice of places to live. Baton Rouge is among them. I lived in Louisiana but long before the hurricane. My son was born in Lafayette.
What is real and what is fiction? We have heard the business climate is coming back, and will be strong for many years becuase of rebuilding. Then we have heard housing is outrageous and crime is worse. What is the real deal. My other options are in the midwest or carolina's.
What about schools like Catholic High in BR or others. Would be better off living in Lafayette and making a commute a few days a week to whatever I needed to do in Baton Rouge for work. I will be working out of my house.
Crime is above average but under control. Housing is cheap when compared nationally. Catholic High is an excellent school; I also recommend Baton Rouge High Magnet.
Born_in_BR_LA

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Jun 12, 2007
 
the advise to move to Zachary is the best you could get. you will begin to feel the traffic congest worse as you are getting closer to BR. Traffic is unbelievably Bad in BR.
Zachary School GPAs are better Compared to BR as EBRP is one of the the Lowest in the State. Too much confusion and noise in our Capitol City will make you and your Children turn ADHD via Sleep Deprivation.
Crime..my advise is to buy a gun. thats cause you must become your own best protection. its like the wild west here.
maybe try going to your local BR mall..thugs and wanna be gangsta types roam its stores. quite intimidating if your a peace advocate. thanks "fema".
theres another two years of Free Rent before these N.O. punks leave cause they would finally have to get a real job and pay real rent.
two years and expect Baton Rouge to be The official murder capitol of the United States. WooHoo!.

it used to be an a wonderful place to live. not anymore. move to zachary and commute.

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Oct 18, 2007
 
Born_in_BR_LA wrote:
the advise to move to Zachary is the best you could get. you will begin to feel the traffic congest worse as you are getting closer to BR. Traffic is unbelievably Bad in BR.
Zachary School GPAs are better Compared to BR as EBRP is one of the the Lowest in the State. Too much confusion and noise in our Capitol City will make you and your Children turn ADHD via Sleep Deprivation.
Crime..my advise is to buy a gun. thats cause you must become your own best protection. its like the wild west here.
maybe try going to your local BR mall..thugs and wanna be gangsta types roam its stores. quite intimidating if your a peace advocate. thanks "fema".
theres another two years of Free Rent before these N.O. punks leave cause they would finally have to get a real job and pay real rent.
two years and expect Baton Rouge to be The official murder capitol of the United States. WooHoo!.
it used to be an a wonderful place to live. not anymore. move to zachary and commute.
Is Baton Rouge still horrible like this?

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Nov 14, 2007
 
MyPurpose wrote:
<quoted text>Is Baton Rouge still horrible like this?
To be honest...pretty much. I mean that person used some colorful words to describe Baton Rouge, but in a nutshell...they hit the nail on the head
BTR Outsider

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DON'T DO IT. I have worked in 10 countries, and at least as many states. I can say, unequivocally, that Louisiana, and Baton Rouge in particular, is the worst place I have ever been forced to live or work. You will be a perennial outsider in the most cliquish, shallow place you have ever been to. Traffic- horrible. Crime- horrible. General quality of people- (those that don't want to rob or harm you) shallow and fake. Quality of the people that do want to rob you- not fake, but of course- horrible. Ignore the realtor(s) wanting to make money off of you, or people from this horrible state and town trying to put a rosy shine on how it really is here. It's awful. If you come here, you'll regret it.
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Scratch the last comments. Obviously that's "BTR Outsider"'s opinion. Baton Rouge does have all of what that person says. Find me a place that doesn't and I'll show you the most populated place in the world.

Zachary as far as housing is where it's at! You can't go wrong there. Take Mr. Noel's offer and look him up! Baton Rouge has got alot to offer for young professionals these days and the growth doesn't seem to be slowing down either.

To BTR Outsider- I'm sorry your having such a rough time down here. But honestly that is YOUR perception. I too have traveled all over and nothing beats the comradere of South Louisiana and Baton Rouge. Come out of your shell a little and you'll see that.
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A little advice...DONT DO IT!!! I have lived in Baton Rouge since 1999. I am only here because of my children from a prior marriage. As soon as they grow up a bit..I am gone! I honestly do not have anything good to say about it except the food is decent. If you are not a food fan or a LSU fan, there is not much here. If you like dirty streets, crime, ignorance, poor education, TRAFFIC, and a bunch of no class people, its the place for you! Your familiar is better off elsewhere! The motto around here is BATON ROUGE..A GREAT PLACE TO LEAVE!
Texas Transplant wrote:
Hello,
I need some assistance from this in the know. I have been offered a job and have my choice of places to live. Baton Rouge is among them. I lived in Louisiana but long before the hurricane. My son was born in Lafayette.
What is real and what is fiction? We have heard the business climate is coming back, and will be strong for many years becuase of rebuilding. Then we have heard housing is outrageous and crime is worse. What is the real deal. My other options are in the midwest or carolina's.
What about schools like Catholic High in BR or others. Would be better off living in Lafayette and making a commute a few days a week to whatever I needed to do in Baton Rouge for work. I will be working out of my house.

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I have been here 19 years due to my business.
I wish I could turn the clock back have have never come here. This is the most corrupt city I have ever known. My business is up for sale and I getting out of here and never want to see this place again.
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Texas Transplant wrote:
Hello,
I need some assistance from this in the know. I have been offered a job and have my choice of places to live. Baton Rouge is among them. I lived in Louisiana but long before the hurricane. My son was born in Lafayette.
What is real and what is fiction? We have heard the business climate is coming back, and will be strong for many years becuase of rebuilding. Then we have heard housing is outrageous and crime is worse. What is the real deal. My other options are in the midwest or carolina's.
What about schools like Catholic High in BR or others. Would be better off living in Lafayette and making a commute a few days a week to whatever I needed to do in Baton Rouge for work. I will be working out of my house.
There is a beautiful Acadian style home that just came up for sale on LaSalle Ave, which is in Old Goodwood subdivision in BR. The neighborhood is quiet with many large trees and lots, this one particularly is beautifully landscaped, and very proximal to Catholic High, BR High, Corporate Blvd. I wouldnt want to live in any other neighborhood in Baton Rouge. I have lived in the neighborhood in the past for 4 years, and if you are serious about a "house with a soul" which also has an office area upstairs, and workshop in back, you should most definitely drive by this one before it gets on the web. I believe they are asking in the mid 400K price, and it is well worth it. I also know that the seller (it is a for sale by owner-no agents please)has already moved to TN, and is motivated to sell. Hope this helps.
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confused in BR wrote:
I have been here 19 years due to my business.
I wish I could turn the clock back have have never come here. This is the most corrupt city I have ever known. My business is up for sale and I getting out of here and never want to see this place again.


Amen....these BR fools would rather have a dime under the table rather then a dollar over the top of the table? plantation mentality & psychopathic kleptomania is common round these parts.......
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Texas Transplant wrote:
Hello,
I need some assistance from this in the know. I have been offered a job and have my choice of places to live. Baton Rouge is among them. I lived in Louisiana but long before the hurricane. My son was born in Lafayette.
What is real and what is fiction? We have heard the business climate is coming back, and will be strong for many years becuase of rebuilding. Then we have heard housing is outrageous and crime is worse. What is the real deal. My other options are in the midwest or carolina's.
What about schools like Catholic High in BR or others. Would be better off living in Lafayette and making a commute a few days a week to whatever I needed to do in Baton Rouge for work. I will be working out of my house.
Baton Rouge is a great place to live. I would not live anywhere else in Louisiana if I had the choice. I also an a Realtor in the Baton Rouge area and would love to help you find a home...
Jenn
http://batonrougerealestate.jenniferdazet.com
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IF YOU MOVE TO BATON ROUGE DON'T GET CONNED BY JAMES HELMES HE'S A THIEF WHO JUST GOT INDICTED FOR AUTO THEFT AND CONTRACTORS FRAUD http://www.lcso.org/asp/inmatepublic/mugshot_...

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Mar 22, 2009
 
hello. my husbands in the military an he is going to be recruting for the marine corp an they are relocating us to baton rouge ,la an i have no clue what to expect i have a 6 yr. old lil girl an so far ive got back nothing but bad riviews as far as schools not being so great, an bad ratings so far i got ive been told that the schools in Zachary is the place to send the kids to school an live but im having mixed thoughts about the whole thing now, so i reallty need some feedback on how how to look for a good place to live their . PLEASE HELP

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Mar 23, 2009
 
email pguedry@cjbrown.com with your questions, she will help you
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Mar 24, 2009
 
BTR Outsider wrote:
DON'T DO IT. I have worked in 10 countries, and at least as many states. I can say, unequivocally, that Louisiana, and Baton Rouge in particular, is the worst place I have ever been forced to live or work. You will be a perennial outsider in the most cliquish, shallow place you have ever been to. Traffic- horrible. Crime- horrible. General quality of people-(those that don't want to rob or harm you) shallow and fake. Quality of the people that do want to rob you- not fake, but of course- horrible. Ignore the realtor(s) wanting to make money off of you, or people from this horrible state and town trying to put a rosy shine on how it really is here. It's awful. If you come here, you'll regret it.
I am from WBR and have lived in several states out west where the quality of life is really good and chose to come home to Louisiana. Since you posted this in 2007, I trust that you have found your way to move on to one of those wonderful places you have lived previously.
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Mar 27, 2009
 
Well, Wow! Just Wow! I would love to know what the cities you lived in before you lived here were like.

I, too, am a transplant to Baton Rouge and I can't say enough good about it. It's a beautiful city, and, although it does have a heavy traffic flow, it's easy to get from one place to another once you get a map and learn to plan your excursions.

While the public schools inside the city may leave somewhat to be desired, if you choose, you can move to Livingston Parish or to Zachary and find shools that should be quite satisfactory. And most locations have all you could desire in grocery stores, beauty shops, etc. as well as always being in easy driving distance of most any form of entertainment you seek.

I hope you have a chance to visit this lovely city before you move here....I think you'll find it delightful, and filled with friendly, courteous, good people.
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Jan 5, 2011
 
How is BR as of JANUARY 2011?

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