Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Marching to its Own Louisiana Beat

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College Students

LSU/Lakeshore is an interesting spot for college students. Plenty of apartments surrounded by wealthy families living in historic homes along the lake make it a bit of an oxymoron. Great, cheap eats in a busy commercial district and lots of fun on the different lakes in the neighborhood.


Young Professionals

Downtown/Beauregard Town/Spanish Town is a great spot for young professionals. Not only are you in the midst of a great concentration of restaurants and bars,, but you’re also a walk from work if you’re lucky enough to work downtown, and you’re a short hop to LSU if you like the college scene. Added benefit is close proximity to political and historical landmarks, and the Museum center of the city if you’re feeling like getting a dose of culture.

  • Downtown/Beauregard Town/Spanish Town
  • Mid City
  • Capital Heights
  • Garden District

Mid City


Mid City/Capital Heights/Ogden Park is very cool area with a mix of historical and modern groovy.. It’s filled with artists and entrepreneurs and hipsters. Ideal for singles and couples who want great social options but a less crazy/dense option than LSU or Downtown. The neighborhood has tons of community events, many of which celebrate the music and art that many of the locals revel in.

  • Mid City/Capital Heights/Ogden Park

Spanish Town/Beauregard Town


Spanish Town and Beauregard Town are the two neighborhoods that have the greatest concentration of the LGBTQ+ community. Each have great eclectic vibes with cool architecture, tons of funky bars, restaurants, shopping and an arts scene. They also have plenty of open green spaces and central, public squares for community events.

  • Spanish Town
  • Beauregard Town

Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest


Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest neighborhood is a nice spot for families. Older homes on tree-lined streets with a beautiful park nearby for the kiddos to play. There’s also tons of international foodie options right in the neighborhood so you get the best of both worlds: bucolic blocks for living, but also a fun commercial area for cool dining. Hundred Oaks/Steele Place/Webb Park is another great option if you want to get a bit more posh. Beautiful luxury homes and the Webb Memorial Golf Course means you can live in style here.

  • Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest
  • Hundred Oaks/Steele Place/Webb Park



Bocage is a very cool option for retirees that want to be in the city but also live a plush lifestyle. You can play tennis at the Bocage Racquet Club, see movies, grab amazing meals and cocktails and find easy and upscale shopping at Towne Center. You also get the views and access to Bocage Lake should you choose to live in that nice little spot in the area.

  • Bocage
  • Bocage Lake