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Everything You Want To Know Before Buying Land In Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge is a beautiful 300-year old city with plenty of history behind it, primarily noticeable through its art, architecture and cultural scene. Its cuisine is varied and covered by its Spanish, Portuguese and French past, and its vibrant nightlife is something to be experienced. There is so much to love about buying a piece of land in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

If you are looking to buy land in Baton Rouge, then enjoy this article where we discuss some of the best neighborhoods to buy land in the city. We also touch on what makes this city so impressive, some demographics, its geography and finally employment opportunities and educational institutions.

History

The region that is now known as Baton Rouge has been inhabited for about 12,000 years by a series of different Muskogean cultures. These peoples were behind the vast trade networks of the Mississippi, Amite and Comite rivers which linked settlements in the region for nearly 1,000 years before colonization took place. The French settled in Baton Rouge in 1721, but settling in the colony was not that simple. The city was a part of France, Britain, Spain, the independent colony of Louisiana, the Republic of West Florida, the United States, the Confederacy, and finally the US again in its very short history. In 1846, Baton Rouge became the state’s capital, and since the early 2000s, Baton Rouge has been one of the fastest growing cities in the southern US, and one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Exploring Baton Rouge is a wonderful thing to do before buying land in the city. There are plenty of entertainment and recreational options, such as Mike the Tiger’s Habitat, a sports game at the LSU Tiger Stadium, a tour of the WW2 USS Kidd destroyer, or even a day at the LSU Rural Life Museum.

The Capitol Park Museum, also known as the Louisiana State Museum, is worth a visit, as well as the historic Magnolia Mound Plantation. Of course, a visit to Baton Rouge must be taken during Mardi Gras.

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Location

Baton Rouge is wonderful, but before you get too excited about buying land in Louisiana, you should learn about Baton Rouge’s location and how that affects the local climate. Baton Rouge is situated on either side of the Mississippi River, around 79 miles from New Orleans and 56 miles from Lafayette. The city is between 56 and 65 feet above sea level. Baton Rouge enjoys a humid subtropical climate. Winters are mild with snow being rare, but summers are hot and wet. The city was originally built on the bluffs immediately north of the Mississippi Delta’s coastal plain, and it is these bluffs that offer protection from the floods and tornadoes which can target the lower land in the delta. Before you buy land in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it’s good to think about what kind of neighborhood you might want to live in. Consider your commute to the commercial and economic district downtown. Or is proximity to schools or a particular university more important to you? These neighborhoods we mention below all have something unique to them. Baton Rouge Neighborhoods Capital Heights As an already established neighborhood, Capital Heights may not be overflowing with Baton Rouge land for sale, but if you are a keen enough buyer you may be able to find something. This neighborhood is a popular place for artists, hipsters, entrepreneurs and smaller families as there are plenty of restaurants and venues hosting music and various performances. The Garden District The Garden District is home to many small bungalows, historic homes, and who can forget the tall oak trees? The residents include a mix of professionals to students and everyone in between. This neighborhood is known for its parks and its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Hundred Oaks The Hundred Oaks neighborhood is wonderful with many large plots of land and shade trees, which is why it is popular for single-family dwellings. The Hundred Oaks neighborhood features many different architectural styles from mid-century modern to Mediterranean. Some of the best BBQ and Mexican restaurants can be found here, and access to the Webb Memorial Golf Course is easy from here. Lakeshore As you can tell from its name, the Lakeshore neighborhood has plenty of very high-end lakefront properties. If you are lucky to find land in this neighborhood, you will be pleased as it’s a great place for growing families as well as LSU students since it is home to parts of the university. Spanish Town Located right up against the Mississippi River, Spanish Town is a residential neighborhood which feels more like a city, although still small enough to be completely walkable. It has plenty of arts, business and civic organizations, and the neighborhood draws tourists and residents alike with its free music concerts in the spring and autumn months. If you are looking for great street food, you will find plenty with all the food trucks at Spanish Town Market and Matherne’s Market. Spanish Town is also the location of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the LSU Museum of Art.

Baton Rouge demographics

As of the 2020 census, Baton Rouge’s population was 456,781, up more than 16,000 from the 2010 census.

Just over 90% of Baton Rouge residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas. 37% of the population have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $56,076 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was $201,100 in 2020.

Arts in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is a college town, and up to 20% of its population is made up of students at any one time. It is also home to a large international population, with more than 11,000 of its residents hailing from overseas countries.

Anyone looking to buy land in Baton Rouge will love its thriving arts and cultural scene. The city is home to many theaters including the Children’s Theater, Playmakers, Opera Louisiane and the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater. The city also is home to the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Theater Baton Rouge. The city’s visual arts culture is highly praised by all.

Schools in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge has an excellent school system overall, including plenty of elementary, middle and high schools. With respect to elementaries, the list includes Magnolia Woods Elementary School, Melrose Elementary School, Merrydale Elementary School, Northeast Elementary School, North Highlands Elementary School, Villa del Rey Elementary School and Wedgewood Elementary School. Middle schools include Broadmoor Magnet Middle School, Capitol Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, Glen Oaks Middle School, Istrouma Middle Magnet School, Park Forest Middle School and Southeast Middle School. High schools in Baton Rouge include Belaire High School, Broadmoor High School, Capitol High School and Glen Oaks High School. Colleges and universities in or near Baton Rouge include Baton Rouge Community College, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Southern University and A&M College, Southeastern Louisiana University and Virginia College.

Why Baton Rouge?

If you love the city and do end up buying land in Baton Rouge, LA, you’ll be in for plenty of excitement. The city has been thriving for decades, not just economically but socially with its abundance of culture and nightlife. As a major tourist destination, Baton Rouge has something to offer everyone.


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