The Highlands/Perkins neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish, part of the Baton Rouge Statistical Area, is where homebuyers will find the benefits of simplified, suburban living. The area is one of the largest communities in Baton Rouge and offers properties that truly run the gamut, from plantation-style homes and impressive new architectural gems in planned communities to classic ranch-like structures and country cottages. House-hunters can tour elegant new country-club-like developments built by renowned architects and urban planners or they can search for historic Louisiana properties dating back centuries.
Here is where you will find upper-echelon homes on lush green acreage as well as easy-to-manage townhomes perfect for working couples. An unusual amount of vacant land is also suitable for custom construction.
The current growth spurt in this part of Baton Rouge began after many residents from southeast Louisiana sought refuge following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The displacement fueled the real estate market like never before. Homebuyers fond of Louisiana’s natural greenery and peaceful climate have come to appreciate a similar tranquility in these neighborhoods of East Baton Rouge Parish, even amidst the booming cultural and economic landscape.
Residents of the Highlands/Perkins area are ones who appreciate the proximity to all the things Baton Rouge has to offer, but they also cherish the value of the suburban feel and attitude that is clearly prevalent here.
Highlands/Perkins on the Map
The Highlands/Perkins neighborhood cuts a swath through parts of Baton Rouge (most of zip codes 70808 and 70810) extending from I-10 on the north, the Mssissippi River on the west and south and Gardere Ln, Staring Ln and Essen Ln on the east.
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Map of Highlands/Perkins, Baton Rouge, LA with Homes For Sale Marked with Flags
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How to Get To and From Highlands/Perkins, Baton Rouge, LA:
The Highlands/Perkins area of Baton Rouge boasts some of the shortest commute times into the central part of Capital City than any other area on this statistical map. This part of Baton Rouge is also less than 90 minutes to New Orleans, and is interconnected to the rest of the state and country by interstate highways 10 and 12. Perkins Road and Bluebonnet Road also traverse this part of the city.
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is just 10 minutes away, and metropolitan Baton Rouge is also home to a popular mass transit system, along with major commercial rail and bus lines.
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Highlands/Perkins, Baton Rouge, LA Features:
The Highlands/Perkins neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish is dotted with neighborhood parks, hiking and biking trails and other venues that help residents enjoy the close-to-home community. The area is also a gateway to Louisiana’s unlimited recreational choices for hunting, fishing, hiking and biking through wooded lands and thick green bayous.
Families who live in this part of Baton Rouge are also known to take advantage of all the Capital City has to offer. As part of the immediate Baton Rouge area, residents will find an unlimited calendar of cultural activities and events. Among the most popular attractions include short excursions across town to the Old Capitol Building Museum and the Louisiana State Museum, annual events such as the Bayou Country Superfest, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Jambalaya Fest, Chili Cook-off, Zapp’s International Beerfest and Kite Fest Louisiane. Annual antique and garden shows, weekly arts markets, an annual Civil War Reenactment and the Greek Fest are also very popular with residents.
Also of note are the nearby downtown performing venues, home to theater, symphony and opera companies, the 1,900-seat Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, the 350-seat Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Nearby amusement and water parks along I-10 are also popular with families living in Highlands/Perkins.
As a growing, new, suburban area, Highlands/Perkins is also home to many golf courses designed with residents in mind, who say this is the sport they like best.
Nearby shopping centers, the off-price mall in close-by Gonzales and locally owned boutiques also beckon area residents, as do the hundreds of Louisiana-centric restaurants throughout the Baton Rouge area.
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Highlands/Perkins, Baton Rouge, LA Demographics
- Population: 55,000
- Households: 30,000+
- Education Level: 65%+ with four-year college degree
- Schools: more than a dozen public schools and many other private and parochial schools
- Churches: Dozens of churches of all denominations can be found in the area.
- Medical Facilities: Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, several medical office complexes, urgent care centers and a close proximity to the many full-service hospitals in all of Baton Rouge
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