With an excellent selection of public, private and magnet schools and a range of numerous parks and neighborhoods in Baton Rouge and beyond, Louisiana’s Capital Region offers residents a comfortable quality of life. The area is home to top hospitals, family-friendly activities, Louisiana’s flagship university and a vibrant downtown.
The Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission recently completed $70 million in parks improvements, resulting in the addition of outdoor activities like rock-climbing and skateboarding. There are 184 parks and recreational facilities in East Baton Rouge Parish alone, making it convenient for residents to enjoy the outdoors and participate in sports.
Baton Rouge has been designated a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists for enacting reforms toward a pro-cycling environment. Other green initiatives in the region include a large annual Earth Day festival with live music, local food, artists and science exhibits.
In addition, the Capital Region features an eclectic mix of neighborhoods and housing styles ranging from 1930’s bungalows in a historic part of town to brick colonials near upscale retail areas. Several “Traditional Neighborhood Developments” have been built in recent years merging the old with the new in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge neighborhoods are designed for easy, efficient living. Communities throughout the region offer homes in close proximity to restaurants, shops, banks and grocery stores. Many neighborhoods also feature large sidewalks, lakes, playgrounds and parks that provide opportunities for families to spend time outdoors.