Engle Realty: Louisiana Real Estate
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Sales and Rentals
Read information and amenities of neighborhoods and particular areas in Baton Rouge below:
Rouge, Louisiana has a variety of different areas that accommodate the
various needs of Baton Rouge Residents. Whether you are a family or a
single student looking for housing, you’ll find it in Baton Rouge.
Downtown has a great night life. The centroplex has numerous events that take place every week. Great outings like the symphony or a guest speaker can be found hereEvery Saturday from 8am-Noon there is a Farmer's Market downtown on Fifth Street at Main Street where one can buy fresh grown fruits, vegetables, chickens, jams, spices, plants and more. . Housing in downtown is quite competitive, known for having character as they are a bit old, but not unobtainable.
Town is a small community near downtown that is reknowned for being so
close knit and thus it is highly sought after. Some feel it is a
community in itself.
Southern University is just north of downtown. It has a great law program that exceeds many in the nation. They are known as the Jaguars.
Louisiana State University:
The staple of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is also a great college. It has a great law program. But it may be most commonly known for as the Tiger college. Football is likely one of its greatest programs it has. Nick Saban, coach for the Miami Dolphins, is a former LSU coach. NBA Star Shaquielle O’Neal is also a former LSU Tiger. Baseball also has a faithful following of fans. The campus itself is quite remarkable. It is surrounded with great oak trees that seem to have a life of their own. Thousands of students hustle about during classes, and the area around it is predominately apartments. There are some single family houses between LSU and downtown that are relatively inexpensive at the moment. The area is in transition and many developers are playing their cards in this area of the city.
Moving eastward, you’ll find the Lakes. The Baton Rouge lakes are beautiful man-made lakes that were initially dredged. There is a small beach at one portion of it that has a relaxing feeling. The housing around these lakes are the finer luxury homes that can often go for around $500,000 -$1,000,000. It is very common for Baton Rouge residents to walk, jog, run, bike, and rollerblade around the lakes. The Lakes is considered one of the more prestigious areas of the city, since the homes are fancy and the actual lakes cannot be duplicated.
northward a bit, one is greeted by Southdowns. Southdowns is also a
highly sought after area, but the prices here are much lower than the
lakefront properties. Averaging around $150 per square foot for rather
old properties, they are popular because the area is central to Baton
Rouge, much of the land is out-side of the flood plain, and zoning.
East of Downtown, and north of Southdowns is the Garden District. It gets its names from the beautiful landscaping and oak trees. It is also a very desirable area. Every year there is a St. Patrick's Day parade where thousands of residents flock to the area to catch beads.
This is a nice subdivision about 5 minutes from the LSU campus with clean cut yards and a very presentable neighborhood. It is popular among LSU college students and young families.
Another neighborhood similar to Meadow Bend, but this neighborhood has one outlet making it more private and quieter. Essen Lane will soon pass through the middle of it, increasing the ease of traffic in and out of this subdivision. It is convenient to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. College students from LSU also are attracted to this neighborhood.
This is one only a few true subdivisions on the north side of campus. Investors love these houses as they are easy to rent out being so close to campus. It is a well designed neighborhood that has good sized lots. The drainage in this subdivision is better than in other parts of the area.