Nearly 230,000 people live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital. This is a city with a lot of history, plenty of things to do for fun and abundant housing opportunities.
The median home value in Baton Rouge is just a little over $150,000, and the living atmosphere feels very suburban. About half of the residents own homes while the other half rents. Some of the best neighborhoods in this city include Baker/Zachary, Broadmoor/Sherwood, Brownsfield/Central, Gardent District and South Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge is also a pretty decent place to raise a family. Many public schools and private schools in this city have received excellent ratings.
Elementary Schools in Baton Rouge
- Audubon Elementary School (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Baton Rouge Visual & Performing Arts Center (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Belfair Montessori School (Kindergarten through 8th)
- Buchanan Elementary School (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Forest Heights Academy of Excellence (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Magnolia Woods Elementary School (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Mayfair Laboratory School (Kindergarten through 8th)
- Parkview Elementary School (Kindergarten through 5th)
- The Dufrocq School (Kindergarten through 5th)
- Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School (Kindergarten through 5th)
Middle Schools in Baton Rouge
- McKinley Middle Magnet School (6th through 8th)
- Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Academy (6th through 8th)
- Sherwood Middle Academic Academy (6th through 8th)
- Woodlawn Middle School (6th through 8th)
High Schools in Baton Rouge
- Baton Rouge Magnet High School (9th through 12th)
- Robert E Lee High School (9th through 12th)
And those are just to name a few! Your children’s educations will be in good hands in Baton Rouge.
Things to Do in Baton Rouge, LA
Capital Park Museum
From 9 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon, you can take in Louisiana’s history at Capital Park Museum. Admission for children 6 and under is free, and admission for adults is just $6 (so, basically free).
Louisiana’s Old State Capital
Everybody and their brother has been to the Louisiana State Capital building, but what about the old one? Get a Louisiana history lesson by exploring this building with your own eyes.
LSU Rural Life Museum
When you think museum, you probably picture a fairly large, fairly modern-looking building with paintings or ancient artifacts in it, right? The LSU Rural Life Museum lets your explore homes from the old days for yourself, so you get a different kind of experience.
LSU Tiger Stadium
LSU Tiger Stadium is the football stadium to watch a game at in Louisiana. You’ve got your concessions, first aid station and – oh, right – amazing seats to watch some of the best footballs games.
Real Estate in Baton Rouge, LA
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