For those interested in the Melrose Place rental market, a segment of Baton Rouge, keep in mind that the neighborhood is more budget-friendly than some of the surrounding neighborhoods. With conveniences like grocery stores situated in the midmost parts of Melrose Place, the area caters to the everyday needs of families. In the search for a new pad, go ahead and take a look at the apartments for rent in neighboring Mid City South and Midtown.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
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Melrose Place has multiple grocery stores in the area, including Tranzsir Food Mart and Triple S Food Mart. Additionally, for household-name grocery stores, there's Save-A-Lot Food Stores on Florida Blvd.
Kajun Korner and Harambee are two of the convenient retail options in Melrose Place. Deep South Flea Market is also located in the Melrose Place neighborhood, making day-to-day shopping convenient for residents.
Neighborhood School Stats
The right school for your family can be hard to find, so for those looking to relocate to the neighborhood, consider schools in the Louisiana Recovery School District or the East Baton Rouge Parish School District. Schools near the apartments in Melrose Place are Berean Adventist Christian Academy, Capitol Middle School and Melrose Elementary School. Remember, the most significant factor in determining what schools your children are able to attend is an apartment's address. It is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word on what schools your children will attend.
Capitol Middle School and Melrose Elementary School both have low to very low student-teacher ratios. Capitol Middle School's is eight-to-1, one of the best in its district, and at Melrose Elementary School it's 12-to-1.
The 51 elementary schools, 15 middle schools and 17 high schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School District have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than Louisiana Recovery School District, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. East Baton Rouge Parish School District has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Louisiana Recovery School District.
Cost of Living and Select Demographics
Though urban environments tend to offer a similar range of conveniences, Melrose Place residents enjoy a cost of living that is lower than other metros in Baton Rouge, such as Mid City South. With an average expenditure of $37.5K/year per household, Melrose Place locals spend less than people living in Mid City South, where reported household spending amounts to $79.6K/year.
Melrose Place is distinct from neighboring Mid City South by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 2.76 people per household in Melrose Place and 1.97 people per household in Mid City South. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 42% have children in Melrose Place and in Mid City South it's 21% of households with children.