Downtown

Urban Core of the City
Downtown Baton Rouge is the central business district and urban core of the city. It offers a relatively walkable environment compared to other parts of the city with access to amenities, restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. Its mix of commercial buildings, residential complexes, and cultural institutions, high-rise buildings and dense development contribute to its urban character. It is primarily known for its commercial and business focus rather than being a family-oriented neighborhood. Families seeking a suburban lifestyle may prefer other areas of Baton Rouge that provide more dedicated family amenities and quieter residential environments.

Downtown Baton Rouge benefits from a range of transportation options, including bus routes and a streetcar line, allowing for convenient travel within the neighborhood and to other parts of the city. Additionally, major highways and bridges provide easy access to nearby areas and suburbs. Downtown Baton Rouge boasts a vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene. The neighborhood offers a variety of bars, restaurants, live music venues, and theaters, providing ample options for entertainment and socializing. Events and festivals often take place in the downtown area, adding to the lively atmosphere. Housing in downtown areas tends to be more compact and may have limited green space compared to suburban neighborhoods. It is quite a unique urban living experience in the heart of Baton Rouge.
What Downtown Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.0
amenities
6.2
social
7.0
management
6.8
Median rents in Downtown
Studio
$
1,800
1 Bedroom
$
2,000
2 Bedroom
$
2,200

Living in
Downtown

Urban Core of the City
Business District
Walkable
Professionals
Entertainment
Downtown — 8/10 Rating (based on 4 neighborhood reviews)
Spanishtown is well-known for its inclusiveness and friendliness. Additionally, with close proximity to downtown, a lake, the capitol, and the river, there are plenty of sights to see around the area. It is 10mins from LSU campus, so having a car is recommended.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lake Towers Apartments
My complex is on the edge of Spanish Town, a few blocks from the capitol complex and downtown Baton Rouge. I often go for either long or short walks that are really enjoyable. Both the capitol park and Veteran’s park, which is just behind my complex, are lovely and provide plenty of walking paths and benches for enjoying the view. Spanish town is quaint and charming. The locals are friendly and usually speak to me when I pass by. It’s an easy walk to the river and to downtown, where there are museums, restaurants, etc. There is a small, neighborhood store two blocks from my apartment, and a Matherne’s market about four or five blocks away. I am one block from the I-110 access ramp and ten minutes from LSU.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lake Towers Apartments
Great neighborhood. Complex is on the edge of Spanish Town. Only a few blocks to the state capitol, Veteran's Park, downtown Baton Rouge, the river. Easy walking to any of these locations. Nice park with a lake (really more of a pond) just behind the complex. Complex entrance is from the I-110 access road only.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lake Towers Apartments
Very close knit and historical neighborhood - close to downtown restaurants/bars
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lake Towers Apartments


Getting to Know
Downtown

Neighborhood Boundaries

Best Apartments
in Downtown



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1 Bed $1,180
2 Beds $1,065
3 Beds $1,425

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Studio $1,450
1 Bed $1,800
2 Beds $2,200

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