Where We Live
Living In Louisiana
- Louisiana continues to rank No. 2 in the nation for private sector job growth in the South based on data from the US Bureau of Labor in 2015.
- Louisiana’s homestead exemption means less money spent on taxes for your home and more money that stays in your pocket.
- Louisiana ranks No.6 for low student loan debt following graduation in 2017 according to U.S. News.
- Chief Executive magazine named Louisiana No. 7 in the nation for best living environment in the 2014 ranking of Best & Worst States for Business.
- According to Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Louisiana ranks No. 1 nationwide in ACT score gains in 2015.
- Southwest Louisiana’s Creole Nature Trail, a 180-mile scenic byway that received an All-American Road designation, attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year.
- Visit Living In Louisiana
- A Family Guide to Visiting Baton Rouge with Kids
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge, is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities. Known for its great people, its unique food and its lively music, the Red Stick has something for everyone. Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Baton Rouge, are fantastic resources for all things Baton Rouge!
Listen to live jazz in New Orleans. Sample spicy boiled crawfish in Lafayette. Fish Toledo Bend. Go bird-watching in Kisatchie.Hit blackjack in Shreveport. All the senses reach their potential in Louisiana. Visit The Official Tourism Site of The City of New Orleans for all things New Orleans!
Louisiana has arguably the most colorful history and fascinating culture of any state in the nation. In what other state could you visit the battleground where a ragtag group of soldiers repelled a British invasion with the help of a notorious outlaw pirate? Visitors can learn about many of the most interesting parts of general American history right here in Louisiana. From the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, and the countless museums, zoos, and cultural and historical sites statewide, there is a lifetime of learning to do in Louisiana. Visit The Official Tourism Site of Louisiana for all things Louisiana!
Choose Baton Rouge
- Experience the Capital Region
- Live in the Capital Region
- Work in the Capital Region
- Play in the Capital Region
The Baton Rouge area offers an excellent selection of both public schools, including five of the top ten public school districts in the state, and private schools, including several of the top ones in the country.
- Louisiana Department of Education
- East Baton Rouge Parish School System
- Ascension Parish School Board
- Livingston Parish School Board
- Zachary Community Schools, Louisiana's Top Performing School District for the 8th Straight Year
- Catholic Schools of Baton Rouge
Licensed child care facilities can be found on the Department of Children and Family Services website.
The Baton Rouge area has a semi-tropical climate that sets the scene for year-round outdoor sports and activities with mild and short winters, fabulous falls, and glorious springs.
Our climate in a snapshot:
- Baton Rouge has a semi-tropical climate
- The weather is consistently warm from May to September
- Spring is glorious. While our blooming season is quite long, lasting more than seven months of the year, spring is the most dramatic
- Fall is mild-perfect for tailgating and team pick-up games
- Winter is usually mild and short-lived (generally only January and February)
- Precipitation is regular and well-distributed throughout the year with an average annual precipitation of 55 inches
- Monthly averages for Baton Rouge, Louisiana