Highlands/Perkins

Suburban Area with Lakes and Green Space
The Highlands/Perkins neighborhood is a popular and well-established neighborhood located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It offers convenient access to educational institutions, making it an attractive location for students, faculty, and staff. The Highlands/Perkins neighborhood features sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly streets, allowing residents to easily walk to nearby amenities such as restaurants, shops, and parks. The Perkins Road Overpass area is particularly known for its walkable nature. While it has a suburban feel in some areas with single-family homes and tree-lined streets, it also has pockets of denser development and commercial activity, especially along Perkins Road.

Overall, it strikes a balance between the two, offering a more relaxed suburban atmosphere with urban amenities close by. The Highlands/Perkins neighborhood is popular among families due to its family-friendly amenities and proximity to schools. The area is home to several top-rated public and private schools, making it desirable for families with children. Additionally, the neighborhood offers parks, playgrounds, and community centers that cater to family activities and events. The neighborhood is well-connected to major roadways, including Perkins Road and Highland Road, providing easy access to other parts of Baton Rouge. Public transportation options, such as bus routes, are available, facilitating commuting within the neighborhood and to neighboring areas. The Perkins Road Overpass area is known for its lively restaurant scene and nightlife. Additionally, nearby shopping centers, theaters, and cultural institutions provide additional entertainment options for residents. The housing stock varies from established homes with unique architectural styles to newer developments, providing options for different preferences and budgets. These factors make it an attractive neighborhood for students, families, and professionals seeking a well-rounded living experience in Baton Rouge.
What Highlands/Perkins Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.5
value
8.0
amenities
6.0
social
6.6
management
7.4
Median rents in Highlands/Perkins
Studio
$
1,700
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,000

Living in
Highlands/Perkins

Highlands/Perkins — 7.9/10 Rating (based on 178 neighborhood reviews)
This area of town is very safe and is full of undergrad students, postgrad students, younger people in their 20s working, and even families. It is central to lots of things with it being close to main campus, perkins/overpass, the interstate, and also it is within 15 minutes of downtown or government street and all that it has to offer.
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Bayonne at Southshore
There are so many restaurants in this area. There is also a Rouses, Neighborhood Walmart, a coffee shop and pharmacies right down the road from Wildwood.
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
Location-wise, Park Place is in the perfect spot. I am only a few minutes from the law school by car. It is tough on game days. I try not to leave my apartment those days. Traffic can get backed up on regular days as well. But aside from home game weekends, it's doable. It doesn't ever make me late for school or anything.
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Park Place Baton Rouge
The neighborhood is mostly nice. Brightside can be a busy street, but most of the units are away from the road, so I don't get a lot of noise. I've never felt unsafe driving in my area at night, and there are many people that run and walk the neighborhood during the day.
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Summer Grove Condominiums
Safe to walk to LSU Campus due to short distance. Very close to university lake.
However, it’s a bit dangerous at night if you go more toward north.
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7
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The Bradshaw
Pretty safe and secure, close to the lakes, lots of people walking around and running.
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Bayonne at Southshore
Full of college kids, plenty of food choices, nightlife is good, and it's usually safe. Bus stops nearby. This is one of the most walkable areas in all of Baton Rouge.
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Parker Place Condos
Close to campus but also close to tigerland, unfortunately.
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Lodges at 777
During the daytime, it is generally safe to walk around the neighborhood. It can get hazardous during the nighttime, my roommates and myself try to be inside the apartment by the time it gets dark and do not typically leave unless we're in a group.
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The Sterling Student Housing
Never felt unsafe, but I also don’t go out by myself super late. However I have arrived home later, and have never seen anyone walking or out. I like that this building has exterior parking - it makes me feel safer!
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3250 Carlotta Street
The experience of living in this neighborhood really depends on where you live. If you're in a gated, secured complex or neighborhoods such as Riverbend, I think it is a guaranteed great experience. There is some crime especially being close to campus, but it has never been a problem in my experience living here.
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Summer Grove Condominiums
Hollydale is part of the "Gold Zone" in terms of safety, location, and general quality. My advice to prospective grad students is to consider jumping on any house or apartment that opens up in "the dales" / Southside. This would mean any house or apartment on Hollydale, Cedardale, Glendale, Cherrydale, Myrtledale. It's a small radius, but there are openings. The closer you are to that zone, the safer and more comfortable you'll likely be. Stanford Ave is fine too, but it could be stressful pulling out of your driveway.

Again, don't underestimate safety. If you have to pay 1000 (or thereabouts) instead of 650 for safety, I recommend it. Grad school is stressful enough. This especially true for international students with families. It often got hard for me to focus on work at the old place when I started worrying about my family's safety.
In case you're wondering, my old place was Tiger Pointe. When it was the Embassy, it was amazing. The owners even called it the Embassy because they wanted it to be a safe place for international students. By law when the original owner died, they were forced to sell in accordance with his will. Embassy Court next door is still run by Peggy and she is amazing. It's possible Tiger Pointe has cleaned up its act by now but I'd be careful. Tiger Pointe has gone through a couple of managers in less than a year. My friends called the cops to intervene on domestic violence in one of the other units as they were helping me move out. I paid over 2000 bucks to get my family out of that place when I got threatened by a drug dealer. Again, it might be better now but if they are not doing credit checks then I'd look elsewhere first. I think they kicked the drug dealer out by the way. I kind of hope LSU buys the place since it's right next to the preschool. The Embassy Court is still good. Peggy will give you an honest answer about how safe the area is at night. The Embassy Court is also affordable. My current location is great. The Hollydale apartments across the street are good too. They don't have a gate but the tenants are friendly. The Hollydale Condos are better for families. If I was single and needed a place right away, I'd probably go for the Nicholson Gateway apartments. It's pricy but unfortunately you have to pay for safety.
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Hollydale Condos
Right across the street from campus, which is good, but near an elementary school, which makes traffic terrible. Very noisy, but most of the noise comes from our building.
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Ion Baton Rouge
You’re surrounding by more student housing, so no real safely issues. But traffic is terrible on game day. Make sure to run errands before the lanes are reversed
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Park Place Baton Rouge
Nice, warm people around.
Sorry, I did get what you meant by Neighbourhood.
If you mean shopping areas around then we have CVS pharmacy and dollar family 5 minute at walking distance. So is Raisin came, chipotle and other outlet. Chase bank is nearby.
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Edward Gay Apartments
The neighborhood is great towards campus, especially highland coffees is a great close-by place to gather and meet colleagues and friends. However, I would not recommend going towards downtown which is a more dangerous area with a high crime rate.
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Campus Crossings on Highland Road
The apartment complex is a little off the road. Thus you have to be looking for the apartment to notice it. This keeps the area safe.
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Mansions In The Park Apartments
Non-game days: The area is fairly quiet, with reasonable foot traffic on main roads. Safety isn't a problem. The area is walkable, bike-able, and, obviously, drive-able.

Game days: Congested. Heavy traffic of all kinds.
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Brooke Hollow Condominiums
There is no sidewalks, and not many restaurants or 24/7 stores around, but is good to live in
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Goodrich
not much of a neighborhood just close to campus and on a busy street
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Courtney Place
The Venue is right by Chimes, Varsity, and the Rev for bars. It's also near Raising Canes, Chipotle, Five Guys, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a CvS fir other quick access.
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The Venue at Northgate
Right off campus which is convenient. A lot of other complexes nearby meaning that there’s a lot of restaurants close by and rouses is less than 5 minutes away.
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8
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Southgate Towers
Close to campus, on the campus bus route. Neighbors can be noisy, but I generally haven't had many issues there, being that I have a white noise fan
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7
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The Oliver Apartments
The apartments are located on the edge of a nice neighborhood. There's a neighborhood park and lakes close by. Overall it feels safe.
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10
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4284 Oxford Ave
The neighborhood is very close to LSU and is on the bus route. It is close to the levee for exercise and bars if you are interested.
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Summer Grove Condominiums
10-Minute Walk to the Quad, a block from CVS, Family Dollar, various gas stations and restaurants like The Chimes.
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9
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Edward Gay Apartments
This apartment is right on the edge of a moderately dangerous neighborhood and much safer LSU campus. The fence of the apartment straddles LSU property line at Nicholson Gateway apartments and railroad track. This is why I give it a middle score. I felt safe going to the river through more circuitous path through Gateway student parking lot, not so much going back way across tracks and through neighborhood.
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Ivy Courtyard
I live within walking distance of LSU campus so it's perfect for students. The distance is especially great for football season so I don't have to worry about parking. I also live right next to the lakes which I enjoy walking around for exercise. There are also multiple restaurants, bars, and coffee shops so dinner is never a problem.
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149 E State St
The unit is borderline affordable. The parking lot is not gated, but there is always plenty of parking available and the landscaping is nice and clean. Surrounding the complex is a 3-4 other small to medium housing complexes (half of which are gated) and a shopping center and other restaurants. I often go walking around the complex and the surrounding neighborhood seems safe. There is also a bike path across the street and Tiger Trail stop at the complex next door. The road and entrance to the complex was recently paved. One mile away is Tigerland, which is unsafe.
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Brooke Hollow Condominiums
I do not know the neighborhood name nor it’s rating. But we have had multiple times shootings at the apartments either in the air and definitely one murder. We have had two guys Roaming the inside of the complex with guns and following girls and knocking on their doors. Elevator controls ripped out for no reason. Pet feces in walkways elevators stairways. There is major issues with South apartments next door and if you’re moving in she blocks the drive-through were people have problems trying to get through and move in.
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Lark Baton Rouge
The northside of campus definitely borders a lower income neighborhood of Baton Rouge. There are homeless people and folks waiting for the bus. If you haven't grown up in similar areas then it can feel a bit scary if you walk past Aster St. Mind your prejudices and be respectful. You're probably more likely to get mugged or in a fight in Tiger Town.

There are all kinds of good food & restaurants, a CVS, a cute thrift store, live music venue (when COVID is over) and LSU campus all within walking distance or <5 min drive. As a small 5' 3" white passing female I have walked home plenty of times, even past midnight, and never felt threatened (maybe 1 or 2 cat calls from the gas station in my 2 years of living in this area, you're more likely to be asked for some change and they've never been aggressive with me if I tell them I don't have any cash). Use your common sense, be respectful, and maybe avoid strolling past W. Roosevelt and you'll be safe.

I love that you avoid the traffic and congestion of the south side of campus and I think you get a more local experience with options like Chimes, University Seafood, Triplets Blue Store, Pandan Teahouse, City Slice, and Valley Wings instead of Chick fil a, Taco Bell, Sonic, etc. It is also closer to the highway, 15min from the airport, and less than a mile from the university lakes!

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Basically, be respectful, mind your prejudices, use your common sense, and you'll be safe. The locals are lower income folks living their lives, not aggressive gang members out for blood. Love that its walking distance to LSU campus, food, gas station, & CVS. Has more local options and less traffic, close to highway, airport, and university lakes.
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The Sterling Student Housing
The lakes are great for exercise and de-stressing. Its beautiful and provides fresh air (away from the interstate).
The restaurants around are some of the best in town. The original Cane's, Zero Degrees, Louie's, Lit Pizza, the list goes on.

It does get crazy during football season. You basically have to stay inside on game days because they shut down E. State.
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The Bradshaw
The neighborhood is not that bad. It has a number of fast food and grocery stores in the area
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
Lee and Highland is an exceptional location. However, the apartment complex is basically its own neighborhood within the larger neighborhood district. The complex neighborhood is bad.
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6
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5 East
Brightside is the perfect street to live on for a law student. It is quiet and surrounded by other houses and apartments, only 5 min. from the law center, and 5 min. from restaurants and grocery stores. I recommend Brightside Dr. to everyone I know that is moving to Baton Rouge.
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10
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Arlington Trace
Friendly neighbors, many walking their dogs. Not many college-aged people.
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9
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5005 Tulane Dr
The neighborhood is calm and quiet, there has been no issue thus far.
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8
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The Villas on Brightside
Convenient area. somewhat busy. restaurants and bars nearby.
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7
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Burbank Estates
Great food and social opportunities. Moderately safe.
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8
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160 E State St
Mostly college students live here, so it is easy to talk to neighbors, but occasionally someone will throw a party that goes into the late night when I have to wake up early the next day. However, this does not happen often so I can’t complain too much
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Courtney Place
in general, it is good
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Tiger Pointe
The neighborhood is close to campus and there are lots of food options near by. It is pretty safe, I’ve heard of one car break in. It does flood occasionally so I like living on the second floor.
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Highland Village Condominiums
The neighborhood is mostly apt. complexes, with townhouses and condos. There's a gas station, a couple of restaurants and shops. Overall, a pretty sleepy part of town, without much going on.
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The Villas on Brightside
Pretty good, near the lakes and also lots of restaurants. One big downside is a complete lack of a grocery store in walkable distance - you've pretty much gotta drive for that.
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University Crossroads
Yeah like I said they are loud, which is annoying, but I always feel safe. As a very short female in Baton Rouge this was very important to me and they have satisfied that.
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Lodges at 777
I've been staying here for the whole past year and the neighborhood is pretty quiet and peaceful. Although not recommended to walk around alone very late in the night.
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The Bradshaw
It has been good so far, I haven't had any issues here. Although, I've been advised that it's not a good idea to take night walks around.
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The Hub at Baton Rouge Apartment Homes
The neighborhood is pretty ok. Proximity to several bars for nighttime entertainment. Could get noisy on game days and Fridays.
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Tiger Plaza
Very close to LSU (literally right outside the gates). Lots of apartments near by, so no big issues with violence or safety.
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Park Place Baton Rouge
Some complexes in the neighborhood are nicer than others. The closer you get to Tigerland the more the quality declines.
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Brightside Estates
Has hit or miss properties but the neighborhood is on the up and up. Easy walk to campus or lakes or Chimes restaurant.
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561 E State St
Quite cool. Just by LSU campus. Area is quite safe, even though many people would have you think otherwise.
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The Sterling Student Housing
Great location, close to school.
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Tradition at 777
The neighborhood looks a little sketchy upon first sight, but there have been no issues for me my entire time here. It is very close to campus (within walking distance) and close to the Chimes, Insomnia Cookies, and the Original Canes Chicken. I just wouldn't go north past the Family Dollar on Highland, it is a little scary.
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The Bradshaw
Neighborhood is mostly students so sometimes is noisy but otherwise very peaceful.
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Grand Cypress Condominiums
Have a good social scene in the area. Perkins Rowe has a lot of nice things!
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Park Place Baton Rouge
I have never felt unsafe in Jessica's landing or on Brightside drive
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Jessica's Landing
A little bit of a wild area next door but the townhomes are great
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Sharlo Townhomes
Not the best location, busy road, don't feel comfortable walking alone at night as a female. Very close to campus though, and feel fine as soon as I get there. Nice that there are restaurants and the pharmacy right across the street though, which is convenient.
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Campus Crossings on Highland Road
Neighborhood is fine, the complex itself is the problem
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The Bradshaw
Everyone has been really nice to us. The only downside is our neighbors regularly throw parties that go late into the nights. They mostly happen on weekends so it's not a huge deal, but is frustrating for light sleepers.
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807 W Grant St
Everyone keeps to themselves for the most part but it’s not the safest. The gate to get in is always broken so anyone can get in. There can sometimes be a lot of police presence due to them looking for someone.
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Campus Crossings on Brightside
I haven't had any issues here, but my neighbor had her car broken into (she accidentally left her doors unlocked). Also, this street has a decent amount of thru traffic, but nothing horrible
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3298 Ivanhoe St
It's okay. There is always a lot of traffic for whatever reason, but if you know the right people and places, you'll have fun. In the LSU area , there are a lot of restaurants !
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Retreat at Brightside
There are not sidewalks along here to campus, so I have to cross burbank to get to campus which is dangerous and scary. It's safe though
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Burbank Lofts
Anywhere north than Bradshaw is not safe to live in. But it is in walking distance to the university lake and campus.
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The Bradshaw
Close to campus, lots of cars driving by at night
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Parker Place Condos
Good neighborhood with friendly persons.
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Edward Gay Apartments
Lots of students and families. Safe.
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Blox At Brightside
safe neighborhood, the apartment is also gated
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Lodges at 777
Great
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Embassy Court Apartments
It’s in a really nice part of town
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
Across from Lakes at Baton Rouge beach.
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Bayonne at Southshore
It's a safe area. No issues.
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Park Place Baton Rouge
Not easy to go for groceries if you don't have a car, but that is most of Baton Rouge anyways
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South Gate Manor
Not really walkable, but is a really central location and is right on the LSU bus route
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Les Chenes on Highland
I am a grad student in a pandemic.... I have no idea what the neighborhood is like.
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Highland Village Condominiums
I’ve lived in Baton Rouge for two years and it’s fine.
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Lark Baton Rouge
great neighborhood
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Legacy Apartments
Close to neighbourhood Walmart
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The Hub at Baton Rouge Apartment Homes
Normal college residents.
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Burbank Estates
Sounds safe
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Lark Baton Rouge
nice quiet and respectful
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The Bradshaw
Good neighborhood
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
See house review; neighborhood is great.
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Christian Street Townhomes
Okay
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University Crossroads
It's alright
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The Sterling Student Housing
I don't really go outside the complex
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Arlington Trace
fine
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The Bradshaw
Neighbors are quiet/ respectful but you can have a few units with people who like to entertain. I have lived in the neighborhood since 2020 and there has only every been ONE incident where a friend left their car unlocked and had their headphones/ chargers taken (the thief left her booksac/ laptop alone). You'll need to have a car, but each unit has a carport. Some people will bike to the games/ school via the levee path.
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Lake Beau Pre
Close to some restaurants and a bar - good for food, but means that noise can be a lot (especially on football weekends). Safety in the area is okay; I have never had issues with safety in the apartment complex, but it’s good to lock your car and apartment for precaution. Great location as an LSU student if you have classes on the northeast side of campus.
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Campus Crossings on Highland Road
I have felt completely safe and not dealt with bad traffic MOST of the time. I do not lose power during hurricanes either. That being said, we are kind of trapped on home game days without taking a long detour down River Rd. We have also had a shooting on the road in front of our complex. The rest of what you hear about being scared of Brightside (and Baton Rouge) is ridiculous, and mostly subconscious racism.
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Arlington Trace
You will need a car, but that is to be expected in BR. Depending on traffic, you can be at the law center in 8-15 minutes. The community is a short drive to bars, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. - all closer than to PMH.
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The District
Great neighborhood. Feels very safe living on the Lee side of Nicholson. I don't like the Brightside locations nearly as much. It's fairly quiet except on gamedays and it is super close to campus!
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Brooke Hollow Condominiums
Close to school, can walk to law school within 20 minutes. Bike path.
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Bayonne at Southshore
Good location to campus. Takes about 10. minutes with traffic.
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Campus Crossings on Brightside
Highland/Perkins is a good mix of being in a residential style area but still within driving distance to restaurants, grocery stores, and some local bars.
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University View
Thus far, the neighborhood has been good. However, the surrounding environments are historically crime infested. But no such activities have infiltrated the complex. Therefore, the complex has been pleasant regarding the neighborhood aspect.
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River House Apartments
My local apartment neighborhood is safe and good. There are only a few events that bring anyone together during the semester. They do also have printing and computers for use. I appreciate that, the pool, the small gym, and the new grilling area outside.

It is near the a rougher side of town, so sometimes you should be cautious. For instances, there have been several shootings and carjackings that have happened down the street on Aster per LSU PD alerts.
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Campus Crossings on Highland Road
The location of the apartment is in close proximity to campus, which is very nice. The neighborhood is nice and is made up mostly of undergraduate and graduate students. The only drawback is that Burbank Drive accumulates a good bit of traffic at certain times of the day; however, it is definitely manageable.
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Burbank Estates
The District isn't really located in a neighborhood, it's kind of standing on it's own on that stretch of Perkins. But it's very close to a lot of stuff! Anything on Perkins is easy to access, Sprouts is just a block down, LSU is about 15 minutes away, and Perkins Rowe and Bluebonnet Mall are also very close and easy to get to.
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The District
The apartment building is near school and have a bus stop near it.
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Park Place Baton Rouge
It's just off campus and a short walk to other college areas.
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Ion Baton Rouge
The area is very quiet and close to campus. It is also gated with security cameras so you can feel safe along with office staff that you can call if you need help. Additionally, there's a Walmart, CVS, and gas stations roughly a 5-10 min drive away.
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Campus Crossings on Brightside
Lots of dining options: Chimes, Canes, City Slice, Chipotle, etc... Lots of traffic as well from people, students, locals, and Fire Department.
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149 E State St
I don't know if I'd call this a neighborhood, but there is my apartment complex and another one nearby. Traffic can get bad sometimes because it is right off of Highland Road and by campus. Overall, it's a pretty good neighborhood.
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The Venue at Northgate
The North Gate area is old but has a nice vibe. The Bradshaw complex itself (which is big) does not have much to make it special. The neighborhood on the back side is quiet, cute, and good for walking in.
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The Bradshaw
Sometimes the undergraduates will host house parties in the neighborhood which can get loud and they crowd the streets with cars and litter, but overall not much of a big deal normally
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Beau Pre
Most of the time very safe, but can get sketchy at night sometimes.
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3328 Carlotta St
River House is a gated community, which makes it feel somewhat safer despite the fact that it is located on the cusp of Downtown Baton Rouge. Not the safest area.
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River House Apartments
A car is needed to get groceries and to go out to eat in this area, but that’s all of Baton Rouge. It’s pretty safe as it’s where majority of students live.
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Southgate Condominiums
Nice place to live close to campus, mix of older college students, families, and older couples. Close to many stores and restaurants.
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4570 Orchid St
I have a great relationship with my neighbors. There is a good mix of ages living here from undergraduate students to working adults.
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Lake Beau Pre
Not walkable, not near stuff. Just be ready to drive everywhere. On the plus side, right next to a park which is very nice.
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Mansions In The Park Apartments
It’s next to sprouts (like Whole Foods) and next to a lot of nice places along Perkins. It’s about a 5 minute drive from Perkins Rowe (shopping, best nearby movie theater) and about 10 from the mall of Louisiana. In the other direction, you’re only about 10 minutes from LSU campus. Whatever food or common activity you’re looking for, you should be able to find it within 15 minutes of here. It generally seems safe since it is a gated apartment complex, frequently with a police car out front.
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8
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The District
I don't move around the neighborhood much. I think it's average. Very close to school and lies along the Tiger trail. A lot of students live here and there are between 2-4 Tiger trail buses along the route depending on the time of the year compared to 1 Tiger trail bus on other routes. There's also the Baton Rouge CATS public transport bus which doesn't go to LSU but can help you get around town free with your student ID. It's unusually noisy on weekends since there are around 4 bars which a lot of students frequent but overall it's fair. I like the nightlife, so I don't have too much of a problem with the noise.
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6
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Tiger Plaza
I am a classical pianist, so I rented a piano to practice during the allowed time.
The neighbor that leaves below my apartment threatened me and my husband, came to our place twice with violent gestures, shouting, screaming, damaging our door. Nevertheless, the manager said he could not do anything to this man.

They said that I could call the police, period.

This contempt is repulsive.
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5
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The Bradshaw
It is very close to LSU campus. 10 min walk to Student Union. It is convenient if your department is in the upper half of the campus. There are bars, restaurants and churches nearby. It is near a running track and the lake. You will enjoy the neighborhood if you do not go out after 9 pm (I mean walking and alone, I did not encounter because I did not but my friends told me to be careful so I'm passing it without validation).
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8
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The Bradshaw
College town full of college people.
The roads are terrible and traffic is worse.
There is almost nothing to do here outside except hunt and fish.
A couple nights a week you're going to wake up to someone punching their dog or parked outside your window blasting music.
Everything floods here. Don't ever get a ground-level apartment.
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7
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The Oliver Apartments
Southdowns is great for young professionals. Seems safe enough but still be vigilant. Take care to watch out when you are on walks because some people speed through these neighborhood roads without caution. Overall it is a convenient and pretty place to live. I can't speak for the price of renting anywhere other than my unit, but what I pay seems reasonable for what is included.
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8
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1780 Cloverdale Ave
It is safe during the day. Can't say about the nights. Specially if you have to work till the evening in your labs, don't forget to take campus transit. Safety is most important while you stay in Baton Rouge. This place is average place to live in. Take care of yourselves and your special ones.
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University View
You're basically right behind Tigerland (the bar area by the university) so the neighborhood is not great. It's not the worst I've seen but it's not someplace I'd be casually strolling around most nights. The good thing is it's easy to avoid traffic when trying to get back to the apartment.
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6
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Retreat at Brightside
The area is fairly decent. The fire station is about 2 minutes away. There are some car break ins occasionally, but that’s happened at every complex I’ve lived at. The complex is gated, so there aren’t many issues, but the surrounding area is iffy. It’s not too far from TigerLand.
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8
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Summer Grove Condominiums
It's right in the heart of the campus buzz without actually being on campus!
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9
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The Venue at Northgate
Around a lot of restaurants, don't really have to travel far for things.
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8
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Retreat at Brightside
Great neighborhood. Nice people who are busy and keep to themselves.
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10
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Embassy Court Apartments
Very good, lots of food, shopping, and services venues
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8
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
There isn't much of a "neighborhood" around Oakbrook. There's no subdivision or small streets to walk around, unless you just want to walk around the gated complex itself. Once you leave the complex, it's just busy streets and some takeaway food places.
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8
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Oakbrook
There is a new development down the street (Rouzan) with Sprouts within walking distance. There is also a quiet neighborhood behind the complex, that connects to the BREC, which is nice to walk through or ride bikes.
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6
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The District
Great area!
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10
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The Sterling Student Housing
Since the complex is located on a busy street just outside of residential areas, it doesn't feel like there is much of a neighborhood. There have been issues with car break-ins in the near past.
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6
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The District
Kind of far to walk anywhere, lots of LSU students in the neighborhood, good location
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10
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Beau Pre
The neighborhood is pretty average. There's a lot of students living in this area so the social scene is great but traffic gets backed up and lots of people come with noise.
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7
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Redpoint Baton Rouge
As I said previously, it is next to the bar district. It is far enough away to not get sound, but Friday and Saturday night traffic is quite bad right outside the gates.
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9
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Oakbrook
It is a gated apartment complex so it is pretty safe. I haven't heard of any crimes occurring or anything here in thee year I've lived here.
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8
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The District
Not that safe, but the location cannot be beaten. Walking distance to Chimes, Highland Coffee, Louies, CVS, Canes, and the Law Center.
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8
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Campus Crossings on Highland Road
Northgate is fine, my little nook of the neighborhood is pretty quiet and with little traffic because it's a dead end street.
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9
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Tula Street
If you have a car Walmart and Rouses are close.
Not safe for walks.
Close to campus, 20 min walking, 8-10 bicycle.
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8
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The Oliver Apartments
Surrounded by grocery stores and pharmacies. Inside the complex is very college-y so I do not recommend if you have kids.
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9
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
The surrounding area is up and coming. It is not ascetically pleasing but it is close to school and downtown
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7
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River House Apartments
The area around the apartment complex is extremely friendly. No complaints about neighboring apartments.
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7
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Arlington Cottages & Townhomes
I'm not entirely sure what this neighborhood is called; there is a sign on Perkins Road by the Trader Joe's that says something like "Historic Market District", Hinge calls it "Highland/Perkins", but most people just describe it as "by the I-10 overpass", which is most accurate. The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and clean; I've had no issues, though I think I heard a gunshot once and a man was murdered in the Trader Joe's parking lot in the past year. It's a nice mix of families and young professionals with a wide range of SESes within a short distance - you get a little bit of everything over here, but it leans on the "gentrified" side, for better or for worse. I love how walkable the neighborhood is - close to the lakes or even just around the streets and close to bars, restaurants, and grocery stores. The amount of neighborhood drama has been minimal and expected; nothing that has even remotely impacted my experience living here. I have been incredibly impressed by how friendly my neighbors are - inviting each other over for support during the freeze in January, watching each other's pets, communal brunches, sharing plant cuttings; the works. I would highly recommend living here if you are a friendly, prosocial, respectful person.
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9
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Christian Street Townhomes
Bayonne is located by a residential neighborhood so it is quiet and on the LSU Lakes.
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9
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Bayonne at Southshore
There are other apartment complexes around and a parking garage across the street.
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8
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Highland Village Condominiums
The complex is mostly safe, but it gets sketchy a little to the north.
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8
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The Venue at Northgate
Nothing to write home about, but the location is conveniently close to LSU. You'll be dealing with lots of campus traffic. You have 4 different markets along the LSU bus routes, and many of the casual restaurants stay open late. Don't miss out on the Kolache Kitchen.
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4
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The Hub at Baton Rouge Apartment Homes
expanding neighborhood, restaurants and shopping center nearby
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7
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Leighs Coves
Easy commute to and from campus and other parts of town.
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8
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Brightside Estates
The neighborhood isn't that good. There is a lot of noise from the railway line, road construction and terrible drivers. During the fall semester, LSU football games make students go crazy at some of the nearby bars and there are a lot of road accidents.
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6
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Beau Chene Condominiums
I give our neighborhood a 10. We've only had one bad experience that happened in our time. Someone didn't lock their car and someone stole from us. Sadly our ring didn't catch it but the cop on our case was kind.
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10
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1941 Pickett Ave
Once you pass the complex, a little rough. But its so close to food and other social spots that it was enticing and a large reason why I chose this complex for my first year. But don't let that fool you.
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6
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Campus Crossings on Highland Road
You're surrounded by frat adjacent folks, this street changes every semester since we're so close to campus. As walkable as Baton Rouge gets, wear a helmet if you ride your bike.
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8
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561 E State St
I have had an overall good experience living here. But to be honest, I do not engage with the community. In my opinion, it is distant and disjointed.
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5
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Magnolia Ridge Apartments
people are friendly but mostly shy. given the pandemic, it's hard to make friends, but it was similar before the pandemic.
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8
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The Bradshaw
While Brightside itself isn't that bad, it's pretty close to the Tigerland area which is known for lots of crime.
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7
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Campus Crossings on Brightside
Neighborhood is fine.
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6
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Southgate Towers
Great if you live in the right part of it.
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10
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Summer Grove Condominiums
proably safest apartment living in br
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10
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Bayonne at Southshore
Very close to LSU and lots of good restaurants
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8
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Southgate Towers
A beautiful neighbourhood with friendly people.
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7
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Campus Crossings on Brightside
cool being close to rouses and other things
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9
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Arlington Cottages & Townhomes
Super convenient to school and groceries.
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7
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Wildwood Baton Rouge Apartments
Weekends are dominated by the bar scene. Not the safest neighborhood, but I haven't had any issues.
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4
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Latitude 30 Apartments
Its nice to be able to walk places but is not safe to do so at night, especially as a female.
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8
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3328 Carlotta St
Usually its pretty quiet every once in awhile you will hear something in the distance.
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6
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The Oliver Apartments
only thing to do in walking distance is Tigerland, which is full of undergrads.
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6
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The Oliver Apartments
People constantly driving by and making loud noise.
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8
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Ion Baton Rouge
good
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4
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Campus Crossings on Brightside
Mostly quiet, away from the main road.
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8
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Brightside Park Condominiums
It's 10 minutes to class
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6
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The Bradshaw
Good and close to campus placement.
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8
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Tiger Pointe
The neighborhood isn't terrible.
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8
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Mansions In The Park Apartments
Great location, peaceful
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7
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Lake Beau Pre
Very quiet, never had any problems
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8
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Univeristy Views
Decent.
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8
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University View
The neighborhood is fairly ok.
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10
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Edward Gay Apartments
Neighborhood surrounding complex isn't bad
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4
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The Bradshaw
Close to school. Not super crime ridden
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8
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Park Place Baton Rouge


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