The Home Buyer's Korner

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April 9th, 2016

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Old Jefferson 70817 Neighborhood

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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The median real estate price in the Old Jefferson (Bell Grove Place – Briar Place – Forest Creek – Fox Run Townhouses – Hunter’s Glen – Jefferson Crossing – Kimbleton – Live Oaks – Long Farm – Maison Orleans – Old Jefferson Crossing – Pecan Creek – Woodlawn – Woodlawn Terrace) neighborhood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is at $168,350 and more expensive than 69 percent of the neighborhoods in the state and nearly 46 percent of all the neighborhoods in the country.

The average rental price in the Old Jefferson neighborhood is currently near $1000 a month, and the average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than over 60 percent of all Louisiana neighborhoods. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters.

Old Jefferson area is a suburban neighborhood located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and real estate is primarily made up of medium sized three and four bedroom to small studios or two bedroom single-family homes, and other multi-family housing options like condominiums, town homes, duplexes, and apartments.  Many of the residences in the Old Jefferson neighborhood are well-established, but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999, with a number of residences built between 2000 and to present day

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Old Jefferson neighborhood stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999. What you’ll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences are of the same architecture and similar in age. In fact, nearly 83 percent of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period. 

Home and apartment vacancy rates are over eight percent in the Old Jefferson neighborhood, but this rate is lower than nearly 56 percent of the neighborhoods in the country or near the mid range of vacancies.

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flair can make all the difference when looking for a place to call home. 

Old Jefferson is part of the unincorporated area in East Baton Rouge Parish, and part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was well below the maximum limits set by the USDA and according to the 2010 census, many, if not all of this area could be eligible for government insured zero down payment home loans. A product designed to assist modest to middle class income earning home buyers in rural to semi-suburban areas in obtaining home ownership.

Your future neighbors in the Old Jefferson neighborhood of Baton Rouge earns middle to upper middle class incomes, and this neighborhood has a higher income than over 66 percent of the American neighborhoods. 

In the Old Jefferson neighborhood, 41 percent of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with over 27 percent  of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations at more than 16 percent, and 15 percent in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Culture is the shared learning behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicity and ancestry have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or other ethnicity or ancestries will express those cultures. 

In the Old Jefferson neighborhood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French at nearly 11 percent. There are also a number of people of English ancestry at over seven percent, and residents who report German roots over five percent. Some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry at almost five percent, along with some Irish ancestry residents at four percent, among others.

The most common language spoken in the Old Jefferson neighborhood of Baton Rouge is English, spoken by 93 percent of households, while over three percent of residents speak Spanish.


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Bell Grove Place – Briar Place – Forest Creek – Fox Run Townhouses

Hunter’s Glen – Jefferson Crossing – Kimbleton – Live Oaks – Long Farm

Maison Orleans – Old Jefferson Crossing – Pecan Creek

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