Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday August 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
South East Region Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Regional Areas > South East Region Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
jma_1000
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 151694
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: shaddup
Default Potential emigrant - how is Baton Rouge, LA?

Hey everyone,

I am potentially looking at a job promotion that is based out of Baton Rouge. Although the position looks promising, and is in the right track I'd like my career to go, its in a very unfamiliar area. So I figured I'd ask a few questions to the locals, since your comments are worth more than demographic statistics:

How is the local economy/housing market?

What kind of work ethic could I expect from local residents working under me? I guess this is more of a "how rude and indignant are people, in general" question.

What areas offer the most potential for schools for my son?

What is the subaru scene like? Is there local meets, or is it centered around larger towns, like New Orleans?

How safe is it, overall?

What is the seasonal weather like? How hot/cold are the 'norms'?

Answering any of these questions would be helpful to me, as well as learning a lot of the culture in the one month tenureship I plan on doing in the near future.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
jma_1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
Uncle Scotty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK Houston
we have an Uncle

Default

lets just say that you will be coming to a whole different country if you move there
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 12:43 AM   #3
jma_1000
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 151694
Join Date: Jun 2007
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: shaddup
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty View Post
lets just say that you will be coming to a whole different country if you move there
are you familiar with the area, compared to Washington state?

it will definitely be a culture shock, from what i've looked into. things are just 'different' than what im accustomed to, from the looks of it.
jma_1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 11:47 AM   #4
nolaboost
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 133791
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Kenner, LA
Vehicle:
2009 Civic Si
Roll race beast

Default

I don't live in Baton Rouge but in New Orleans itself and can offer a little insight. I moved here myself from Atlanta about three years ago. The weather is like this: Not much of a winter, but the summers are hot and humid. Like it been 90* every day for months now. The area is pretty flat compared to the mountains of georgia, fun driving roads are not prevalant here, at least in new orleans itself.
Hurricanes are a major concern here and you pay for it. Home insurance is very high, along with car insurance. I believe it's the next highest state next to new york to insure a car in. Maybe someone that lives in b.r. can comment, but new orleans is way different than atlanta in the fact that one street can have million dollar houses and the next one over is run down. You just have to talk to people to find the nice areas to live in.
nolaboost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
Rickyh
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 40453
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Default

Insurance rates will differ greatly between baton rouge and new orleans. As in homeowners and auto should be lower there. Nowhere near as much crime in Baton Rouge compared to N.O.
Rickyh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SPT intake and heat shield Baton Rouge, LA Yulri Engine/Power/Exhaust 18 04-21-2009 05:58 PM
Anyone know this Wrx, Baton Rouge LA Garef South East Region Forum 7 03-15-2009 05:17 PM
Baton Rouge - Potential Job Offer lumpy South East Region Forum 4 04-04-2006 04:41 PM
Is this a Baton Rouge? eurojax Off-Topic 12 09-10-2005 06:52 PM
Import Invasion March 8 Baton Rouge lettucemanatee General Community 0 03-03-2003 01:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.