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What You Need To Know Before Buying a Mobile Home in Baton Rouge, LA?

Baton Rouge has a lot going for it. A history lover will enjoy the art and architecture that speak of the city’s 300 year story. Anyone who loves the arts cannot help but be swayed by Baton Rouge’s thriving cultural scene. Anyone who likes an evening out could be completely won over by its nightlife. Its cuisine speaks of roots in Spain, Portugal, France and more. What’s not to love about buying a mobile home in Baton Rouge?

In this article, we’ll look at where the best place to buy a mobile home in Baton Rouge might be, and what makes different parts of the city impressive. We’ll look at Baton Rouge’s geography and climate, the demographics of its people, and even what you can do with the family, or on a night out.


The region around the Mississippi, Amite and Comite rivers which would later become Baton Rouge has been inhabited for around 12,000 years, by a succession of different Muskogean cultures. These peoples were behind the vast trade networks that linked settlements in the region for nearly 1000 years before being disrupted by colonization. Baton Rouge was settled by the French in 1721, but the colony had a very turbulent history. It has been 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. Baton Rouge became the state’s capital in 1846 (the state legislature determined New Orleans to be too “sinful” to be a proper capital). Since the early 2000s, Baton Rouge has been one of the fastest growing cities in the south, and part of one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the US.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Anyone interested in Baton Rouge, LA land might want to explore the city’s entertainment and recreational options before they decide. Baton Rouge residents can explore Mike the Tiger’s Habitat, see a game at the LSU Tiger Stadium, tour the WW2 USS Kidd destroyer, or spend the day at the LSU Rural life Museum.

The Capitol Park Museum / Louisiana State Museum is well worth a visit, as is the historic Magnolia Mound Plantation. Downtown Baton Rouge is an experience all year long, but during Mardi Gras it is truly spectacular.

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Before you get excited and leap up to buy land in Louisiana, learn about where Baton Rouge is located and how that affects the local climate. It is found on either side of the Mississippi River around 79 miles from New Orleans and 56 miles from Lafayette. It is between 56 and 65 feet above sea level. The original city was built on the bluffs immediately north of the Mississippi Delta’s coastal plain. Baton Rouge enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters but hot, wet simmers. It snows only rarely, and then not much. There are plenty of Baton Rouge, LA mobile homes for sale because the bluffs offer protection from both flooding and the tornadoes which can ravage the lower land in the delta. Before you buy a mobile home in Baton Rouge, LA though, think about what kind of neighborhood you might want to live in. Are you looking for a quick drive to the commercial and economic district at the heart of Downtown? Is proximity to the best schools or to a particular university more important? Each of the following neighborhoods brings something unique to the table as well. Baton Rouge Neighborhoods Capital Heights The neighborhood of Capital Heights is not overflowing with Baton Rouge mobile homes for sale, but there are a few available for keen-eyed buyers. It is a popular place to live for artists, entrepreneurs, smaller families and hipsters of all varieties. Its dining game is on point, and it has plenty of hot music and performance venues. Lakeshore The Lakeshore neighborhood of Baton Rouge contains parts of LSU, as well as plenty of very high-end lakefront property. That might not sound like the place for buying a mobile home in Baton Rouge, LA, but putting a mobile home on the shore of a lake is a lot less expensive than normal development. Overall, it is a great place for growing families and people moving up in the world, as well as for LSU students and anyone who likes a night out in a college town. Hundred Oaks The Hundred oaks neighborhood is a great place to look for Baton Rouge mobile homes, as well as for single-family dwellings. It is full of large yards with shade trees, and it is definitely ‘HOA country’, for good or ill. Hundred Oaks sports several architectural styles from ‘mid-century modern’ to ‘timeless Mediterranean’, and even provides easy access to the Webb memorial Golf course. Finally, it has some of the best BBQ and Mexican restaurants in the city. The Garden District If you are buying a mobile home in Baton Rouge, you should definitely look in the Garden District. It also features plenty of small bungalows and historic homes and tall oak trees. Your neighbors would come from all walks of life – doctors, lawyers and other professionals, students and everything in between. The Garden District is known for its parks, as well as for its St. Patrick’s Day parades. Spanish Town Spanish Town in Baton Rouge is right up against the Mississippi River. It is a residential neighborhood, but with plenty of artis, business and civic organizations as well. It feels like a larger city than it is in Spanish town, but it really is small enough to be entirely walkable. The food trucks at Spanish Town Market and Matherne’s Market are a tourist attraction all by themselves, as are the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, the LSU Museum of Art and the free live music in the spring and fall months.

Baton Rouge demographics

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

Just over 90% of Baton Rouge residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just under 37% 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 1/5 of its population at any one time is made up of students. It also has a sizable international population, with more than 11,000 of its people hailing overseas. Anyone buying mobile homes in Baton Rouge will be pleased to learn that this all makes for a thriving arts and cultural scene. The city’s visual arts culture is highly praised, and it is the home of the Children’s theater, Playmakers, Opera Louisiane and the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, as well as the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Theater Baton Rouge.

Schools in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge has an excellent school system overall, including Magnolia Woods Elementary School, North Highlands Elementary School, Merrydale Elementary School, Melrose Elementary School, Wedgewood Elementary School, Villa del Rey Elementary School, Northeast Elementary School, Southeast Middle School, Park Forest Middle School, Istrouma Middle Magnet School, Glen Oaks Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, Capitol Middle School and Broadmoor Magnet 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Southern University and A&M College, Virginia College, Southeastern Louisiana University and Baton Rouge Community College.

Why Baton Rouge?

Only you can say. But if you do buy a mobile home in Baton Rouge, LA, you’ll have a very exciting time ahead of you. The city’s high culture, nightlife and economy have been thriving for decades, and has been a major tourist destination for longer than that. Whether you are looking to move to the city or just add to your property portfolio, Baton Rouge has something to offer.


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