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Oak-Lined Streets and Pedestrian-Friendly Shops in Garden District

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Recently named a national Top 10 “Great Neighborhood” by the American Planning Association, the Baton Rouge Garden District is known for historic charm, convenient location, walkability and bounty of live oaks. Homes in the area were built between 1911 and 1930, and most have been updated, often with high-end features. Architectural styles include Queen Anne Colonial Revival, wood frame and bungalow. Many homes feature high ceilings, hardwood floors and front porches. A historic preservation ordinance protects much of the area from tear-downs and incompatible new construction. A well-organized neighborhood association hosts an annual tour of homes and regular social events. The average sales price for six months in early 2014 was $317,000 with an average price of $150 per square foot. The average size home sold was 2,100 square feet.

  • Parks/Outdoor

    Sidewalks lined with shade trees throughout the Baton Rouge Garden District are ideal for walking, jogging, strolling and bike-riding. The neighborhood connects to City-Brooks Community Park and dog park, new playground, modern tennis center, art gallery and 9-hole public golf course. A six-mile jogging and bike route encircles the area, extending to the LSU Lakes. It is frequented by walkers and runners. 

  • Shopping

    The Baton Rouge Garden District is close to a variety of retail stores, including numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Perkins Road Overpass District is less than five minutes away and has a vibrant retail nightlife. A coffee shop and pet clinic are also located within the neighborhood. Five independent or national grocers are within a five-10 minute drive. Major shopping districts such as the Mall of Louisiana, Perkins Rowe and Towne Center are easily reachable as well. 


Residents of the Garden District often send their children to these magnet schools: