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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Baton Rouge

Nearby parks and hiking trails. Clean well maintained yards. Nice stores within walking distance. Everyone is friendly and respectful.

There is nothing unique about my neighborhood. What was once a thriving and safe area has been over run by crime. Businesses have relocated and local restaurants have moved or shut down.

I like that they have plenty of parks where the kids can play. I love that they have grocery stores near by.

What unique about our neighborhood it's the people.we have 3 stores to shop from. And we also have a playground for kids

There are lots of families that live there. It's close to the interstate but still in a suburban area. It's close to several good restaurants.

Playing and food and walking and going to store the 3 block down the street cause that not far from where my house is

Who Lives Here

Baton Rouge Demographics

Education

High School

41%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

26%

4 people

16%

5 people

7%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

39%

45-65

21%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Baton Rouge?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$848$1039$1190$1430
Jun '24$848$1067$1195$1430
May '24$856$1048$1185$1420
Apr '24$856$1042$1181$1430
Mar '24$848$1043$1202$1428
Feb '24$848$1037$1186$1437
Jan '24$848$1052$1199$1445
Dec '23$848$1054$1210$1430
Nov '23$848$1055$1228$1425
Oct '23$848$1056$1222$1440
Sep '23$848$1041$1220$1435
Aug '23$848$1037$1189$1430
Jul '23$848$1019$1175$1434

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

48%

30-40 Mins

13%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4141

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 44 of 60 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 33 of 60 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 38 of 60 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Retail, Health

Things To Do In Baton Rouge

Top Score

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Baton Rouge is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 36% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Baton Rouge has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 13% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 33% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Baton Rouge is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 13% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 14% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cooking skills not required in Baton Rouge.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Baton Rouge has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 21% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Baton Rouge gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 21% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Baton Rouge.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 21% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 16% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Baton Rouge Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 54 of 60 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 48 of 60 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 46 of 60 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 45 of 60 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 42 of 60 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 42 of 60 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 39 of 60 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 60 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 36 of 60 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 35 of 60 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 33 of 60 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 32 of 60 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 30 of 60 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 31 of 60 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 33 of 60 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 34 of 60 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 39 of 60 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 52 of 60 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 52 of 60 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 55 of 60 renters

Baton Rouge Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Baton Rouge

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Baton Rouge, LA

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN BATON ROUGE, LA

French for "Red Stick" and named this by French explorer Sieur d'Iberville in 1699, Baton Rouge invites you to experience its Creole and Cajun culture through delicious cuisine, foot-stomping music and colorful festivals.

This capital city of Louisiana sits on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River and provides residents looking for apartments to rent in Baton Rouge with an abundance of entertainment, from the Capitol Park Museum and ultra-modern Shaw Center for the Arts to LSU Tigers football and unique Creole eats.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN BATON ROUGE

As the second-largest city in Louisiana, the generous selection of apartments in Baton Rouge are suitable for a variety of tastes. From historic communities dating back to the early 19th century to newer developments around LSU, the city has something for everyone. Let us help you narrow your search with a look at some of the best neighborhoods in Baton Rouge.

  • East Baton Rouge: Located in the eastern part of the city is the Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest neighborhood. In this area, you’ll be close to the Old State Capitol, a beautiful building that looks like a castle out of a fairy tale. Residents give this area an A+ for diversity — saying it’s good for families and has great nightlife is too. Public schools in the area get an A rating average.
  • Downtown: This is a good choice for those who prefer to be in the hustle and bustle of the central business district. It’s also made up of beautiful historic buildings, particularly in Downtown East, near historic Spanish Town. Here you’ll find an artsy neighborhood that is the site of the city's largest Mardi Gras parade.
  • Jones Creek: A nice, quiet neighborhood, Jones Creek is well-maintained and pet-friendly. If you like to hike, the beautiful Shenandoah trails aren’t far from this neighborhood.
  • Mid City: On the west side of this neighborhood is the Garden District. This area features Old World architecture and contains three neighborhoods on the Louisiana National Register of Historic Places. It's pricey but comes with perks like close proximity to I-10.
  • Millerville: If you or someone in your family has ongoing medical concerns or you’re a healthcare worker with a job at Ochsner Medical Center, you might want an apartment in Millerville. The hospital is located on the outskirts of the neighborhood but near enough to make the commute an easy one.
  • O’Neal: Looking for a neighborhood with a nice suburban feel? Try O’Neal! Residents love this area because there are plenty of sidewalks, making it easy to take an evening stroll. The yards are well-maintained, parking is easy to find and it’s also a dog-friendly neighborhood.
  • South Baton Rouge: Two perks of this neighborhood: Less than 40 percent of the population has children and most residents report a commute of fewer than 20 minutes. That makes this neighborhood an ideal location for couples and single renters.
  • South Burbank: Located along part of the Mississippi, this neighborhood is ideal for those who are looking for apartments for rent in Baton Rouge close to restaurants and other nightlife activities. For example, you might like to spend an evening at the L'Auberge Casino Hotel.
  • South Campus: Another beautiful neighborhood located along the winding Mississippi River — consider apartments in this area if you’re a nature lover. Within the neighborhood, you have so many hiking and other outdoor activity options. Located here is Riverbend Park, BREC Farr Park Equestrian Center and the Levee Trailhead on Brightside Drive.
  • Southwest Baton Rouge: The great thing about living here is that the cost of living is lower than the national average. Commutes are on the lower side as well, averaging less than a 25-minute drive.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN BATON ROUGE

If you’re new to Baton Rouge and are looking for things to do, you won’t be disappointed. This city of 224,000 residents has something for everyone, from the nature-lover to the gaming aficionado. Here are just a few of the exciting places to visit in Baton Rouge.

  • Louisiana State Capitol Building: Located on 3rd St., this is the tallest capitol building in the U.S., measuring 450 feet. While admiring the grandeur of the building, be sure to venture onto the observation deck on the 27th floor for captivating views of the city. And don’t forget to visit the LSU Museum of Art.
  • Baton Rouge Zoo: This zoo is a delight for the whole family, showcasing over 800 exotic animals. The trip is an easy one as the zoo is only 15 minutes from Downtown Baton Rouge.
  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum: This museum will help encourage your child’s creative thinking abilities through art displays, a planetarium and interactive science exhibitions.
  • Burbank Dog Park: If you live in the Burbank area, you’ll be happy to know that it is not only dog-friendly but that there’s a wonderful dog park here, too. It’s a great place to exercise your fur baby. They even allow off-leash activities.
  • Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel: This casino is now a part of Ceasar’s Rewards! They have a variety of slots and electronic table games. Plus, their restaurants offer some delectable dining options.

GETAWAYS FROM BATON ROUGE

The distance from Baton Rouge to New Orleans is about 80 miles, so take that hour and a half drive to hear iconic jazz in the French Quarter or wander Magazine Street for antiques. The closest beaches to Baton Rouge are on the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and include Gulfport, which is a little over two hours away, and Grand Isle, just three hours south.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN BATON ROUGE, LA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Baton Rouge that match your needs.