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Southdowns Neighborhood


Southdowns subdivision is located in the heart of Baton Rouge Louisiana. It is a part of the Southside civic association which includes 12 subdivisions in the area. It is located just walking distance from some of the best shopping and restaurants in the Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University area. 


Location in Baton Rouge Louisiana  


Located within walking and biking distance to  Louisiana State University,  Southdowns subdivision is a desirous housing area for students and faculty of LSU. It is also within a short driving distance to downtown and the government administration of the state of Louisiana.


Louisiana State University:


LSU is the states flagship university and home to LSU fighting tigers. The university is know for is outstanding scholastic programs and world renown research facilities.


Downtown Baton Rouge: 

Situated on the bank of the Mississippi River, downtown Baton Rouge offers a vibrant mix of commerce, dining, the arts, and entertainment. There are limitless activities to experience in downtown Baton Rouge with its rich history and diverse culture.


Louisiana Government and State Capital

The main administrative branches of the Louisiana state government are located a few minutes driving distance from the Southdowns area. State government offices and branches are within a few mile radius from the main capital site. The governors mansion is also located within the same area. 


Shopping 


Shopping and eating out has become much more convenient for those living in the Southdowns area with the new addition of the Acadian Village Shopping center.


Small specialty shops allow for easy access to necessary services. A quick trip to Trader Joe's for groceries or Pier One for a that special gift.  


Acadian Perkins Plaza Shopping Center has undergone a total upgrade with new eateries such as Burgersmith  and a new location of the Purple Cow charity shop. 


Restaurants 


One of the most enticing amenities is the wide range of dinning choices. From specialty hot dogs at Frankies Dawg House to exquisite fine dining at Galatoire’s Bistro. These eateries are only a five minute walk from the neighborhood and have become a draw to all those in the Baton Rouge seeking a great dinning experience. Below is a quick list of some of my favorite restaurants in the area.

jubans.com  

Creative Creole cooking from an upmarket fixture with a skylit atrium bar & a genteel dining room. This place is a must for those seeking a four star dining experience. 

heathervscafe-hub.com

Located in The Foyer, with antiques on the shelves and artwork adorning the walls, Heather V’s Café features a flavorful selection of the freshest dishes.

burgersmith.com You never forget your first car, first kiss, or first Burgersmith burger. Seared into your memory – like we sear each burger – is sweet, juicy, specially selected beef – memorably adorned with your choice of fresh toppings, hand-cut fries, and a craft beer. Some things, you just never forget.

thinksaladshop.com  The dizzying array of toppings and dressings at The Salad Shop turns the healthy lunch into a culinary adventure.

parrains.com  Authentic seafood restaurant serving southern Louisiana recipes.


Schools in the Southdowns Area


Trinity Episcopal Day School is a private Episcopal school in Baton Rouge,Louisiana. It has 121 students in grades PK and K-5.

3550 Morning Glory Ave

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

225-387-0398

Southdowns School

2050 Hood Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, United States

225-346-1127

La Printaniere Montessori School

5064 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, United States

laprintaniere.com

225-769-2255

Glasgow Middle School

1676 Glasgow Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, United States

ebrschools.org

225-925-2942


East Baton Rouge Parish Schools


In order to see the exact public school your child will attend you should check the ebrschools.org web site. Here you will be directed to the zone that you live in and the corresponding school. 


Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation:


BREC operates public park and recreation facilities and programs throughout Baton Rouge. BREC maintains over 180 parks that feature a wide variety of quality facilities with family-oriented leisure activities for all ages and population groups. Below are links to some of the parks in the Southdowns area. These parks are conveniently located a few minutes away by walking, biking, or driving. What is particularly noticeable about the BREC parks in the Southdowns area is the meticulous upkeep of the grounds and the play equipment.





Civic activity


The Southside Civic Association represents 12 subdivisions in this area, including Southdowns. SSCA exists to preserve and promote the character and quality of life of the Southside area--one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in our city.


Follow the Southside Civic Association on Facebook


The Krewe of Southdowns runs its famous Mardi Gras parade through the neighborhood on the Friday night before the Baton Rouge Spanish Town parade. This parade has become a Southdowns tradition for many years. As the parade winds through the neighborhood friends and family gather together for a time of southern hospitality as well as a front row seat to Baton Rouges best Mardi Gras parade.


Crime Statistics


The Southdowns area is included in district 2 of the crime statistics report on the brgov.com website. Although the stats include Southdowns it does not directly separate the area. A subzone shows the details of crime in a smaller area that includes Southdowns subdivision.


Below is a link to the crime stats for the sub-zones in this area:


Subzone 2-D-2 and Subzone 2-D-3


Real Estate conditions: Foreclosures and For Rent, Sales


Southdowns has been a great real estate investment in the Baton Rouge market. It consistently has an above average market appreciation. This is due to all the characteristics mentioned above. The number of rentals are consistent with the rest of the area and has actually has gone down due to the increase of renovations and new construction.

It has the significant advantage of being close to shopping areas, Baton Rouge Beach, as well as City Park Lake, and University Lake.  Naturally, it is a preferred housing location for many of the LSU faculty and staff. 

With all these great choices its no wonder many potential home buyers are always looking for real estate in this area hoping to own a unique and special part of Baton Rouge.

Glenda Daughety
Glenda Daughety
glenda@glendadaughety.com