I have been a resident of Baton Rouge for over a decade and can attest to the fact that it is a great place to raise a family. My family enjoys the opportunities for outdoor activities, in particular nice parks, the downtown area and LSU lakes. Being nestled between Cajun Country and New Orleans and located right off of I-10, make extended entertainment areas a hop and a skip away.
I recently worked as a Retirement Sales Counselor and had the privilege of working with many wonderful people considering Baton Rouge as their retirement destination. Many were longtime residents of the area and others were looking to locate near loved ones. Many of the same attributes that make Baton Rouge attractive to families also make it attractive to retirees. Winters are usually mild, the city has easy access to travel with its own airport and the New Orleans airport is a short drive away, and the housing market has remained strong. All in all, making Baton Rouge a great place for families and retirees alike.