Living in Baton Rouge

With its vibrant culture, top-notch food scene and tight-knit community, Baton Rouge is a great place to call home — and it’s affordable. Baton Rouge’s cost of living is much lower than the national average, with housing costs up to 20% lower than neighboring southern metros. Affordability doesn’t come at the sacrifice of amenities — Baton Rouge has a revitalized downtown with live music, museums, art galleries and the walkable, bikeable Mississippi River Levee Path. The Parish also boasts one of the best library systems in America, and over 180 parks.