Neighborhood Tours 2
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Areas 4 and 6 (2)
Well-established neighborhoods offer good schools, array of services

BY COLETTE DEAN

Special to The Advocate

In the early days, traveling to Southeast Baton Rouge meant you were taking a trip to the country. This was the place early developers saw as prime location to develop new communities away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Now, with mature neighborhoods and tree-lined streets and sidewalks, Area 4 and Area 6 are still very desirable places to live. Plenty of established neighborhoods are located close to top schools, both private and public, and an array of churches, supermarkets, retail outlets, mom-and-pop restaurants, and locally owned services from cleaners to car washes make living in these areas a convenience.

Area 6 in Baton Rouge features Mid-City South and the Airline Highway/Jefferson Road Area. Popular subdivisions include Bocage, Santa Maria, and Goodwood.

Area 4 is the southeast part of Baton Rouge, east of US-61 (Airline Highway) to the Amite River.

Single-family homes can be found in older areas like Shenandoah and Old Jefferson and newer ones like Long Farm Village.

Here is a small sampling of some of the neighborhoods in Area 4 and Area 6.

Shenandoah

Located between South Harrell’s Ferry and Tiger Bend Roads with the westernmost boundary Jones Creek Road, this neighborhood was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and streets are named after key figures and battles in the Civil War (Antioch, Appomattox, Harper’s Ferry, and Chadsford, to name a few). Green Trails at Shenandoah is the newest section developed on the land once used as the area’s golf club.

This section features one and two-story homes with open floor plans. Shenandoah residents have access to numerous parks, lakes, walking, and biking paths.

Hickory Ridge

This well-established neighborhood lies between Coursey Boulevard and Tiger Bend Road, near Jones Creek Road.

The spacious homes and lawns were established between 1975 and 2000, and the home styles featured are Acadian, French, and Traditional.

Neighbors enjoy walking to programs at the nearby Jones Creek Library. The area is also close by to several grocery stores, post offices, and restaurants, and offers easy access to I-10, I-12, and Airline Highway.

Sherwood Forest

Located immediately east of Broadmoor, with Old Hammond Highway to the south, Flannery Road to the east, Florida Boulevard to the north, and Sharp Road to the west.

Sherwood Forest is a neighborhood with large, older homes and mature trees. As you enter the neighborhood, you feel as if you are truly in a forest. An

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