Welcome To Louisiana's Capital City, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana's "Capital City" is one of the most family-friendly and affluent cities in our great state! Baton Rouge is centrally located - just an hour away from both New Orleans and Lafayette - and serves as the hub for several industries, universities, governmental institutions and art movements. We're known for our delicious delicassies, distinct architecture and unique culture. The local real estate market is robust and is expected to grow over the next decade.
Baton Rouge is viewed as a college city and interestingly enough, university and college students make up around 20% of the entire city population. As a result, business entrepreneurs often state that their businesses benefit greatly from the wealth of young and educated people in the city.
Downtown Baton Rouge
There has been a renaissance in downtown Baton Rouge. Home to award winning restaurants, the vibrant culinary scene downtown is drawing in locals and visitors from across the globe. With almost a dozen new places to grab drinks and listen to live music, there is a pulsating nightlife nearly every night! Visitors staying in one of our four unique hotels can stroll onto Third Street for a night on the town. Downtown Baton Rouge has acquired three green parks that play host to many events including concerts, festivals and even movie viewing.
Louisiana Culture and Cajun Cuisine
Visitors come to Baton Rouge for many reasons, but they all come with one common desire – to indulge in the extraordinary cuisines indigenous to Louisiana. From boiled, broiled, blackened and fried, visitors can try our food prepared countless ways at one of our many restaurants! In fact, we love our food so much that we have festivals to celebrate our local cuisines. From Fete Rouge to Baton Rouge Restaurant Week to food truck round ups, Baton Rouge celebrates the unique Louisiana cuisine that comes second to none!
For a vibrant music scene, there's no need to look any further than Baton Rouge. From Blues to Country and Cajun to Zydeco, experience a variety of musical happenings such as the star-studded Bayou Country Superfest or the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, one of the oldest Blues festivals in America. The Red Stick is also home to many live music venues such as Radio Bar, Phil Brady's, Red Dragon Listening Room, The Varsity and more! We also offer free concert series throughout the year such as Live After Five, Sunday in the Park and Rock 'n' Rowe – so grab your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie on the bayou!
Baton Rouge is a place where visitors can experience the state's deep and colorful history as told through the area's historical architecture and rich countryside. At Antebellum homes such as Nottoway plantation, The Myrtles, Magnolia Mound and Houmas House, you can experience plantation country.
Schools in Baton RougeThere are over 90 schools and 15 charter schools for primary and secondary education in the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School system.
For higher education, Baton Rouge claims Louisiana State University with a main campus, nine senior colleges and three schools, comprising a 32,000-student enrollment. Southern University and A&M College, Southeastern Louisiana University, Virginia College, Our Lady of the Lake College and Baton Rouge Community College are also located in the city.
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Updated: 20th January, 2019 9:13 AM.