For those interested in the Midtown rental market, keep in mind that the neighborhood is budget-friendly compared to other neighborhoods in the city, including close-by Old South Baton Rouge. With a relatively lower cost of living, locals can easily find things to do within the bustling neighborhood (and ways to spend money) that won't break the bank. Midtown offers easy conveniences at local stores. If you are looking for a special place to call home, consider Highlands-Perkins and Old South Baton Rouge.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
Residents can choose from many food options, including pizza or deli snacks. Steal a sip of what the neighborhood has to offer, and check out Jagg's Classic Comer and Phil Brady's Bar & Grill, a few popular nearby establishments. On top of that, chain and franchise restaurants like Wing Street and Waffle House are to be found in the neighborhood.
The availability of theaters in Midtown promises art and entertainment.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in Midtown, check out the Yelp page.
Andre's Cajun Cracklins and Unique Cuisine are just a few of the many grocery stores in the Midtown area. On top of that, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Save-A-Lot Food Stores and Piggly Wiggly.
Kajun Korner and Harambee are only a few of the many retailers located in Midtown. For retail shops and stores, the apartment rentals in Midtown are also conveniently located next to Deep South Flea Market. There are great popular retails and shopping malls in the area, such as Family Dollar Store. Area shopping malls are Capitol Heights Shopping Center and Foster Shopping Ctr.
Nearby School Information
Where you rent will largely dictate which schools your children attend. They could be eligible to attend a school in the Louisiana Recovery School District. The schools near the apartments in Midtown are Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Westdale Middle School and Bernard Terrace Elementary School. As a general rule, it is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word on what schools your children will attend.
Westdale Middle School and Bernard Terrace Elementary School both have strong to excellent student-teacher ratios. At Westdale Middle School it's nine-to-1 and at Bernard Terrace Elementary School it's 13-to-1.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School District has 51 elementary schools, 15 middle schools and 17 high schools, and the ratio of students to teachers is more favorable than Louisiana Recovery School District. East Baton Rouge Parish School District also has a smaller population of students than Louisiana Recovery School District. East Baton Rouge Parish School District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Louisiana Recovery School District.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
Midtown's cost of living is about 47% lower than in nearby Highlands-Perkins. On average, a household in Midtown spends $60.6K/year in total expenditures. You can compare these expenses to those of Highlands-Perkins, which come to around $114.6K/year.
The neighborhood of Old South Baton Rouge is somewhat different from Midtown in terms of median age, although they are more comparable relative to household sizes and the number of households with children. The median age in Midtown is 30, while in Old South Baton Rouge it's 26. In Midtown, the average household size is 1.97 people, and it's 2.16 people in Old South Baton Rouge. Of households in Midtown and Old South Baton Rouge, 28% and 22% have children, respectively.
Is Midtown the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Old South Baton Rouge make an average of $22.3K, Midtown residents are raking in an average of $82.8K.