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Chewy
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Baton Rouge Neighborhoods

45 years old; married - no kids; moving to Baton Rouge with about $325k - $350k to spend on a house. Which neighborhoods would be the best to look at? TIA


40 Rouge
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depend on the type of neighborhood you want to be in...

$350k will get you a small place in Southdowns/University Acres/Garden District, or get you a 4 bedroom place in Hillridge.

We need more details of your preferences...


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Golfer
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Goodwood, Capital Heights, Garden District, College Town


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slinger1317
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Suburbs - Ascension or Livingston Parish


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Springlake Tiger
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University Club South


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foshizzle
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$350 will get you a very nice trailer home in Livingston Parish. Or you could get two - one for you, one for the meth lab. It pays to be careful ...
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GFunk
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Chewy
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45 years old; married - no kids; moving to Baton Rouge with about $325k - $350k to spend on a house. Which neighborhoods would be the best to look at? TIA


You can find some deals in Bayou Terrace, River Highlands, or Waterfront East right now in that price range.

Badace in the summer, too. Pharmacy, multiple very good eating options, full-sized grocery w/deli/butcher/vino/booze selection that's legit, and all the fun you could handle out of your backdoor within a five minute's drive. Hospital & places of worship easily accessible and <10 minutes away.

Waterfront living is where its at, homey.


TenTex
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Download Zillow for your iPad or iPhone. Works great on an iPad. That's all you need. Only talk to a realtor if you have to.

Also check out for sale by owner. If you find a home on this site you don't need a realtor. Just decide on your Mortgage company and they will handle everything and you will save $$$ in realtor commissions.


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Tara. Convenient to everything, mature subdivision with sidewalks, mail delivery to your door, underground utilities, large lots, high ground with no flooding, and almost non-existent crime. Homes in that price range will 4/3 and nicely updated.
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Paul Allen
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Camelot > Tara. Plus it's closer to I-12.


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LSURussian
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Tara.
I second this. Tara has a very active homeowner's association to protect the property values and it is a very quiet neighborhood. You can be on I-12 or I-10 within 7 minutes and in downtown or on the LSU campus in 15 minutes.

I know someone who lives in Tara and loves it.


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TigerDeBaiter
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no kids


I'd look into The Settlement OR Rouzan. Though they may be out of your price range.

ETA meant to say the settlement or Rouzan as in the settlement at willow grove. Residential side of Rouzan is already under construction as well.
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LSURussian
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I'd look into The Settlement of Rouzan
Is that the Spinosa proposed development on Perkins Road?

If so, it won't get built before it goes into bankruptcy.


eng08
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The Rouzan one is right down the street from me and there is lots of construction right now. No way in hell I would pay those prices though, they are laughable.

I'm excited about the library that's going right there.


LSURussian
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I'm excited about the library that's going right there.

Don't get too excited. I seriously doubt if a library gets built there within the next 5 years.


eng08
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Fully aware of that since its the city and a sketchy contractor.

But I have hope after they forced him to bond the utilities he promised.


756
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woodridge off of Picou


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davidengle
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LSURussian
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The library board's attorney rejected Spinosa's library infrastructure bond for being an insufficient amount. Since Spinosa personally guaranteed the Perkins Rowe loans, Spinosa will have to declare personal bankruptcy as soon as the Perkins Rowe property collateral is sold in May. That bankruptcy will result in him losing his collateral for securing the Rouzan loans.
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AbsolutTiger
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Settlement of Rouzan


There could've been so much potential with that. Instead it may be one if the worst things to happen to one of my favorite neighborhoods.


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