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Helene helped us purchase our first, beautiful home in Baton Rouge.  Immediately we were put at ease with her extensive knowledge of the area and years ...
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-J & S
This was the best experience I’ve had with a realtor…Ever! Helene is simply the best, this is no exaggeration. She just recently sold my Baton Rouge ...
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-Diane and Mike
Listed Friday and we officially have a contract today! Thank you so much Helene Kurtz for everything! You’re recommendations have been spot on! Your crew was ...
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Helene did outstanding work for us in selling our house in Baton Rouge. This was the second house she helped us sell in 5 years. Her ...
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Helene helped us find a great home. She was honest and straightforward with us the entire time and was always looking into our interests. ...
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-Frank and Megan
Helene helped us sell our house in less than two months. We were really happy to have her as our realtor. She’s professional and ...
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I want to thank Helene Kurtz for her help in the recent purchase of our new home and sale of our old home.
Helene has become ...
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Robert and I are grateful to you for your diligence in selling our home.  Your creativity, energy, and attention to detail put you over the top ...
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-Patti and Robert
My husband and I live in Texas and were trying to sell our condo at LSU. Being in another state was only one of the many ...
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-Dawn and Byron
“We have bought and sold many homes throughout the years, and have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful realtors. Helene Kurtz is our favorite. ...
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-Kevin and Jackie
“If anyone is in the market for a home in Baton Rouge or the Lafayette area, Helene is definitely your best bet! She has been so ...
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“Just a short note to indicate how much we appreciate your very professional assistance during our recent search for a home in Baton Rouge. Your efforts ...
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-Hal and Sharon
“The process of selling my house was made much easier once Helene listed it. I originally tried to sell my house as a “for sale by ...
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“Thank you for such a great experience finding a new home for our family. While there were bound to be ups and downs, not to mention ...
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“Helene did a fantastic job for us. She was knowledgeable, well-informed, and always willing to go the extra mile … a true professional and a great ...
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-Don and J.T.
“Helene Kurtz was brought to my attention by a realtor from San Antonio, TX. He had never met her but was impressed with her Bio and ...
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“Helene brings a lot to the table and truly knows her trade. She is a skilled negotiator and an asset in the final days of a ...
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-Sarah and Nathan
“Selling our home was a terribly emotional time for our family. Choosing Helene Kurtz to help us sell our home was absolutely the first and best ...
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-Branden and Margaret
“We are completely delighted with our experience with Helene.  She got our house sold quickly for the price we asked, and got us into a new ...
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-Jim and Bridget
“Helene starting working with Catherine and I about a year ago when we were referred to her through a colleague and dear friend of hers and ...
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-Bill and Catherine
“We found a house which we loved at a time when we were not really looking for one. Our schedule was very busy and buying and ...
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-Horia and Catalina
“First, we would like to thank Helene Kurtz for her diligent work and unwavering commitment she provided during our first time home buying. Helene Kurtz is ...
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-Orhan and Funda


Southdowns. It’s synonymous with cute cottage homes, walks around the LSU lakes, family friendly Mardi Gras parades, Easter egg hunts, and community spirit. It’s the neighborhood you drive through to get to LSU from I-10 and, the almost universal reaction I get from clients visiting the LSU area is, “This is a nice neighborhood! What do homes cost here?” Well, they’re a little more expensive than you might think and that’s because the land is so valuable. So much so that some of the oldest homes in the area have been purchased, torn down, and new homes built in their place.

Look up Southdowns in the Baton Rouge GIS you’ll see that the final plat for Southdowns was recorded in 1927. It’s a 640 acre tract of land developed by Philemon “Phil” St. Amant, Sr., a college professor and insurance salesman, who borrowed heavily from local banks and savings and loans, to turn his vision for the land into a neighborhood rich in history and character. It’s a Baton Rouge treasure.

If the homes in Southdowns aren’t enough to make you consider living here, here are some more things to keep in mind. Some of the best restaurants in Baton Rouge are around the corner including fine dining at Juban’s and great local hang outs like Parrain’s and Georges. Sammy’s Grill is nearby and there’s a new Superior Grill on Highland. There are small shopping centers all around. Rouzan, Baton Rouge’s “hottest” new neighborhood is immediately adjacent and you can walk to the new Sprouts Farmers Market from Southdowns. It’s located in the much loved St. Aloysius Church and School Parish. Trinity Episcopal Day School and Church are up the street in University Gardens, and the new STEM Lee Magnet High School is further down College Drive. Baton Rouge’s medical corridor is minutes away and home to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and The Baton Rouge Clinic. And, of course, there’s LSU right next door.