South Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish is where homebuyers will find some of the state’s most elegant new homes in carefully planned communities. Lush grounds, lakes, golf courses and tennis courts surround state-of-the-art homes that boast open-floor-plan concepts and that also embrace their outdoor surroundings.
The area is also distinguished by classic ranch-style homes that have been meticulously maintained through the years and many others that have been redesigned to add 21st-century amenities. Homebuyers in this part of Baton Rouge will also find historic Louisiana properties dating back centuries or easy-to-manage townhomes perfect for working couples. An unusual amount of vacant land is also suitable for custom construction.
South Baton Rouge is also home to innovative new developments that combine residential living and commercial development, providing a chance to enjoy big-city, urban conveniences at your doorstep.
Condominiums, townhomes and row houses are also prevalent throughout the neighborhood. Homebuyers fond of Louisiana’s natural greenery and peaceful climate have also come to appreciate a similar tranquility in this neighborhood just east of the Capital City’s government complexes and north of the Louisiana State University campus.
East Baton Rouge Parish, currently experiencing a boom in cultural and economic activity, gives residents the chance to appreciate the proximity to everything Baton Rouge has to offer. Residents say they have also chosen South Baton Rouge for the laid-back suburban feeling and attitude that is important to so many of today’s busy families.
South Baton Rouge, LA on the Map
South Baton Rouge cuts a large swath through parts of Baton Rouge (most of zip codes 70802 and 70810) extending from the sprawling campus of Louisiana State University on the south, the Mississippi River on the west and I-10 as it veers along the east and north boundaries.
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How to Get To and From South Baton Rouge, LA:
South Baton Rouge residents are just a few minutes on major roadways from the government complex and arts districts in Downtown Baton Rouge, the LSU campus (with its sports, arts and entertainment venues), the redeveloping Old South Baton Rouge area and other easily accessible parts of Baton Rouge proper. Seigen Lane, Perkins Road and Highland 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. 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.
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South Baton Rouge, LA Features:
In addition to the chance to live in carefully planned communities with their own walking and biking trails, golf courses and tennis courts, South Baton Rouge is also home to the 103-acre Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (live animal, ecology and art exhibits, nature programs and environmental education), the 247-acre Burbank Soccer Complex (22 soccer fields, five ball fields and a dog park), the 14-acre LSU Hilltop Arboretum (the state’s most treasured collection of trees, walkways and ecological collections) and the private University Club championship-caliber golf course (home of LSU golf, swim and tennis teams and the largest practice facility in the state).
South Baton Rouge is also home to the new Perkins Rowe residences located above more than 60 restaurants, boutiques, a grocery, pharmacy, fitness center and movie theater complex), the Highland Road Park Observatory (reflecting telescopes and a staff to help visitors discover the skies above) and the Magnolia Mound Plantation complex of beautifully preserved homes, a museum, manicured grounds and gift shop (providing a glimpse into an earlier era of Baton Rouge history). This part of Baton Rouge is also a gateway to Louisiana’s unlimited recreational choices for hunting, fishing, hiking and biking through wooded lands and thick green bayous.
Urban parks are also plentiful, as are the nearby Mall of Louisiana and Cortana Mall shopping centers, the outlet mall in close-by Gonzales, as well as many locally owned boutiques and the hundreds of Louisiana-centric restaurants throughout the Baton Rouge area. Amusement and recreation venues (bowling, skating, gaming, golf and tennis) are also easy to enjoy.
Families who live in this part of Baton Rouge are also known to take advantage of the Capital City’s 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 and Chili Cook-off. 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) and the amusement and water parks along I-10.
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South Baton Rouge, LA Demographics
- Population – 63,000
- Households – 28,000
- Schools – 24 public schools, many private and parochial schools
- Churches – dozens of churches of all de nominations to choose from
- Medical Facilities – Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Ochsner Health System’s Baton Rouge headquarters, several medical office complexes, urgent care and surgery centers and a close proximity to many other medical services throughout Baton Rouge