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j bro12
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LA
Member since Jan 2012
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What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
I took a job offer today in that area and the wife works near Towne Center. I've honestly never been there, but I always hear good things about the town (especially the schools). Ideally we would have wanted to live in the Prairieville/SBR area but I don't think I'd want to make that hike everyday.
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jdeval1
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
4239 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Zachary is nice baw. Growing quickly. Once you are past the 10-110 split traffic is very tolerable. Best schools in the state too.
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chryso
Member since Jul 2008
6646 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Live in Zachary or St Francisville.


CoachChappy
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Boudin Capitol of the World
Member since May 2013
12326 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
If you have kids and have to work in the greater BR area, Zachary is the place to be.


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PSU2LSU
Penn State Fan
Baton Rouge LA
Member since Apr 2011
2811 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
It's a small town, relatively crime free, decent schools depending on the level of your children.

Not a lot of great shops but they have a Home Depot and Walmart. The ace hardware and Amrhein hardware in town are decent if you want more personalized service. They've opened a few decent places to eat. Any other type of shopping you'll need to order off of amazon or head into Baton Rouge.


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teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
19264 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Good schools, quiet town, decent amount of shopping and restaurants but be prepared for an occasional run into Baton Rouge for supplies.


j bro12
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Jan 2012
895 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Does any of the Baker culcha trickle in?


teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
19264 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
There are bad parts of town like the Avenues (Ave A, Ave B, etc).


The People
New Orleans Saints Fan
LSU Alumni
Member since Aug 2008
2413 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
I could tell you a lot, but I will keep this short: I hit literally one red light from my front door to downtown BR.

Let that sink in for a minute.
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tke857
UTEP Fan
From Where They Make Gumbo At
Member since Jan 2012
10711 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Don't say anything positive about Zachary let ppl continue to move to prariville which is already a cluster and having traffic issues. Zachary is a better version of prariville on all levels


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notbilly
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2015
619 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Zachary is nice. Quick access to BR. Great place for kids. Really nice parks. Schools are pretty good.

The biggest drawback is there isn't much to choose from if you want to go out to eat. It's pretty sad when your 2 best restaurants are Sammy's and Walkons. Bistro Byronz will open soon I believe. Try to wake up on a Saturday and Sunday morning and go grab breakfast... Your options are fast food drive thrus and waffle house. They are currently building a Pj's and CC's has a coming soon sign up. But at the moment there isn't a coffee shop in Zachary unless there one I'm unaware of.


HaveMercy
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2014
2183 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
I heard that he spoke in class today.


Oh wait, that was, Jeremy.


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Clayton, GA
Member since Mar 2005
38638 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Quickest way to Towne Center is get off at 22nd street to Government, left to Jefferson right to Towne Center. Miss all the bridge cluster. I do it almost daily.


RatLTrap
Member since May 2017
290 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Probably the second nicest place in the state after Watson


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chinese58
LSU Fan
NELA. after 30 years in Dallas.
Member since Jun 2004
20336 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
They have a decent high school football team. LSU QB Lindsey Scott, Jr. played for Zachary. So did TCU OL Kellton Hollins, TX Tech WR Douglas Coleman, UTSA LB Donovan Perkins and Dartmouth RB Forrest Town.


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magildachunks
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re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
quote:

t. It's pretty sad when your 2 best restaurants are Sammy's and Walkons.



These are not the best restaurants in town.



rbrous9
LSU Fan
Zachary
Member since Jan 2008
196 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Small town feel for sure, good place for a family. I work in BR on LSU campus at the moment and the commute to campus is rarely a problem. We live on the West side of Zachary. Good schools. Downside is we are in BR just about every weekend.


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soccerfüt
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member12
Marquette Fan
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Member since May 2008
17909 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Zachary is a nice town with a good school district. Easier access to the airport and most of Baton Rouge than Ascension or Livingston.


FelicianaTigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
21644 posts

re: What can you baws tell me about Zachary?
Growing too big and traffic is horrible


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