Communities/Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Baton Rouge State Capitol building is the tallest in the United States.
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A view of downton Baton Rouge across the Mississipi River. Photo credit: Micah Major
Hot summers and moderate temperatures in the winter make Baton Rouge a good place to enjoy outdoor activities. Photo credit: Micah Major
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Life In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge is situated on the east bank of the Mississippi River. The second largest city in Louisiana features long, hot summers and moderate temperatures in the winter, making it a good place to enjoy outdoor activities at one of the city’s several parks, nature centers, and arboretums. College sports fans know the city as the home of the Louisiana State University Tigers. Games at the LSU stadium are one of the top draws to the campus, but so is seeing Mike the Mascot, the... 

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Population

227,470

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Weather (High/Low)

91 / 43

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$210,353

Baton Rouge: FUN FACT

Named as the “Red Stick City" by French explorers, Baton Rouge brings the distinctive Cajun and Creole cultures together in a picturesque setting along the Mississippi River. As the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge also boasts the tallest state capitol building in the country at 34 stories and 450-feet-tall, and one of the few in the nation without a dome.

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