Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyC-
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB-
- Outdoor ActivitiesB-
Baton Rouge is a city in Louisiana with a population of 225,362. Baton Rouge is in East Baton Rouge Parish. Living in Baton Rouge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Baton Rouge there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baton Rouge and residents tend to be liberal.
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Baton Rouge Reviews
Baton Rouge is a little big town. You have unique sites of a "big city" like the capitol building and the old governor's mansion downtown and then petite cafes and local grocery stores where you run into a friend or co-worker every time you go in for eggs and milk. LSU brings so much life to the fall weekends with football games that take over the town! If you aren't lucky enough to snag tickets, you can go to any restaurant and feel like you are in Tiger Stadium. You are close enough for a day hop to Lafayette or New Orleans for soul satisfying Cajun or jazz music and delicious comfort food. Baton Rouge is a sweet spot in Louisiana and a great place to call home.
I visited Baton Rouge recently for sometime to get to know the community as well as a possible college option in-town. The atmosphere was amazing given that I really don't like the cold of winter but if I had to say of anything that was most memorable it would be the food! Breakfast to dinner the food was to die for everywhere I went. I would finish each meal and spend the rest of the day dreaming about tomorrow that time when I could have it again; seriously! I come from background of very good cooks being one myself but this food was like nothing else. If you want a true Cajun meal you should seriously consider visiting this city.
For the most part I have really enjoyed living in Baton Rouge. I have relocated from up north, specifically Iowa. I love the warm weather and the people are very friendly. The one downside to living here is the traffic. People are not the greatest drivers here and there is always SO much traffic. Other than that I love the food, people, and places here in BR!