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The Garden District (Baton Rouge)

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I loved this little neighborhood...just East of downtown, but surrounded by questionable areas to say the least.  It reminded me a lot of Savannah, GA (pretty much just because of the tree lined medians) but not as well maintained.  Either way, here is my favorite Baton Rouge nabe - The Garden District:

 

 

1. The requisite sign picture

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23. That's all I've got

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Haven't been there for many years. Lots and lots of family down there. I use to get shipped down there for summer break, almost every summer. Not the time to be down there. It has to be the closest thing to The Rain Forest that we have in The US. Back then, I remember extreme differences in neighborhoods from block to block. Leaning houses, on bricks aroung the corner from really, really nice mansion like homes, etc. Is it still like that. I heard that after Katrina, they have been flooded with displaced New Orlean's, causing high appreciation and a boom in home building. Did you see any evidence of That?

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All these post and pics are great UR! I went to New Orleans and Baton Rouge last summer and absolutely fell in love with the southern style and architecture those cities have! I can't wait to visit again.

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Randy always takes pics of the broken up sidewalks he finds. I would argue they add character  :-D

 

Broken sidewalks are cool! I have one in front of my apartment! :lol:

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Back then, I remember extreme differences in neighborhoods from block to block. Leaning houses, on bricks aroung the corner from really, really nice mansion like homes, etc. Is it still like that.

 

Yes it is still like that...it is a cluster of stuff.  Industry in the middle of residential and what not.  There seemed to be very little rhyme or reason behind things...although they did have a nice city-wide street grid.

 

I heard that after Katrina, they have been flooded with displaced New Orlean's, causing high appreciation and a boom in home building. Did you see any evidence of That?

 

Many locals spoke of this and I did see some new activity...apparently the population has spiked somewhat as well.  With that said, I was coming from Atlanta where there is new construction everywhere and Baton Rouge didn't not even come close to comparing with that.  Even from a Cincinnati perspective I would consider the amount of construction going on there to be an abnormal amount...but maybe I came in a bit late to see it, or maybe this is a lot relative to what they're used to down there.

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Many locals spoke of this and I did see some new activity...apparently the population has spiked somewhat as well.  With that said, I was coming from Atlanta where there is new construction everywhere and Baton Rouge didn't not even come close to comparing with that.  Even from a Cincinnati perspective I would consider the amount of construction going on there to be an abnormal amount...but maybe I came in a bit late to see it, or maybe this is a lot relative to what they're used to down there.

 

I'll bet it's just been more than they have been use to. Like Ohio, I don't think Louisiana has seen a construction explosion in many moons.

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