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Average Rent in Baton Rouge, LA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Baton Rouge Studio - $856+7%
Baton Rouge 1 Bed - $1,045+8%
Baton Rouge 2 Beds - $1,185+3%
Last updated 6/24/2024

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Local Reviews

Nearby parks and hiking trails. Clean well maintained yards. Nice stores within walking distance. Everyone is friendly and respectful.

There is nothing unique about my neighborhood. What was once a thriving and safe area has been over run by crime. Businesses have relocated and local restaurants have moved or shut down.

I like that they have plenty of parks where the kids can play. I love that they have grocery stores near by.

What unique about our neighborhood it's the people.we have 3 stores to shop from. And we also have a playground for kids

There are lots of families that live there. It's close to the interstate but still in a suburban area. It's close to several good restaurants.

Playing and food and walking and going to store the 3 block down the street cause that not far from where my house is

Demographics

Education

High School

41%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

26%

4 people

16%

5 people

7%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

39%

45-65

21%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/24/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Baton Rouge, LA

In Baton Rouge, LA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $856 to $1,185. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Baton Rouge, LA is $856. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,045. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,185.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+7%

Changed from $800 to $856
1 Bed

+8%

Changed from $968 to $1,045
2 Beds

+3%

Changed from $1,150 to $1,185
Last updated 6/24/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
7%
32%
33%
13%
16%

Compare Other Cities

City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Zachary$1,608+8%
Gonzales$1,540-8%
Addis$1,522+39%
Prairieville$1,3150%
Walker$1,235+1%
Denham Springs$1,012+3%
Ponchatoula$975+40%
Hammond$945-5%
Thibodaux$850--
New Roads$750-6%
Tickfaw$7000%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Addis$1,834+22%
Gonzales$1,672+14%
Zachary$1,631-1%
Prairieville$1,525+4%
Walker$1,445-1%
Denham Springs$1,2620%
Ponchatoula$1,195--
Hammond$1,163-3%
Thibodaux$1,100--
Brusly$1,000--
Tickfaw$750-32%
New Roads$675-3%

Compare Neighborhoods

Old South Baton Rouge

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Sherwood Forest

$735

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown East

$775

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, LA?

For renters in Baton Rouge seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Old South Baton Rouge, Sherwood Forest, and Downtown East, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $675, $735, and $775 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Fairwood and North Baton Rouge, where the rents are $800 and $808, a favorable comparison to Baton Rouge's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,045.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, LA?

In Baton Rouge, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, Art and Entertainment Cultural District, and South Baton Rouge. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,672, in Art and Entertainment Cultural District it averages $1,670, and in South Baton Rouge, the average is $1,388. For additional high-end living options, Eden Park offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,367, and Millerville at $1,320. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,045 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, LA?

In Baton Rouge, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Old Goodwood, South Baton Rouge, and Mid City. In Old Goodwood, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $947. South Baton Rouge sees average rents of $1,388 for a 1-bedroom unit. Mid City offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,105. For those seeking other popular areas, College Town presents 1-bedroom apartments at $899, and Garden District at $1,000. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,045 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Old Goodwood$962--
East Baton Rouge$912-6%
LSU$909--
Goodwood Homesites$885+8%
Broadmoor$852-9%
College Town$8150%
Jones Creek$784--
Southwest Baton Rouge$750-31%
South Campus$750-31%
North Baton Rouge$716-4%
Downtown East$7100%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,672-3%
Art and Entertainment Cultural District$1,670+6%
South Baton Rouge$1,388+26%
Eden Park$1,367+13%
Millerville$1,320-12%
Jefferson - Drusilla$1,230+2%
South Burbank$1,200-9%
Broadmoor$1,127-1%
Mid City$1,105+4%
O'Neal$1,060+4%
Garden District$1,0000%
LSU$990+4%
Jones Creek$969+5%
Southwest Baton Rouge$950-1%
Old Goodwood$947+15%
College Town$8990%
South Campus$862+2%
Goodwood Homesites$862-21%
East Baton Rouge$842-13%
North Baton Rouge$808--
Fairwood$800-2%
Downtown East$7750%
Sherwood Forest$7350%
Old South Baton Rouge$675-4%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,899+15%
Art and Entertainment Cultural District$1,620-2%
Millerville$1,582-5%
South Baton Rouge$1,450+17%
Jefferson - Drusilla$1,438-10%
Southwest Baton Rouge$1,437+24%
O'Neal$1,374+22%
South Burbank$1,347-12%
Eden Park$1,316-4%
Broadmoor$1,210-1%
Jones Creek$1,177+6%
Mid City$1,167-4%
Old Goodwood$1,113+3%
Hundred Oaks$1,100--
College Town$1,100+16%
East Baton Rouge$962+2%
North Sherwood Forest$950--
Goodwood Homesites$937+6%
Fairwood$930+2%
South Campus$900-10%
Mayfair$900-37%
Sherwood Forest$8950%
LSU$875-24%
Flower Streets$875--
North Baton Rouge$861--
Stevendale$850--
Old South Baton Rouge$799-27%
Downtown East$7540%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

48%

30-40 Mins

13%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4141

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 44 of 60 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 33 of 60 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 38 of 60 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Baton Rouge is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 36% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Baton Rouge has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 13% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 33% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Baton Rouge is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 13% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 14% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cooking skills not required in Baton Rouge.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Baton Rouge has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 21% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Baton Rouge gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 21% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Baton Rouge.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 21% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 16% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 54 of 60 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 48 of 60 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 46 of 60 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 45 of 60 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 42 of 60 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 42 of 60 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 39 of 60 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 60 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 36 of 60 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 35 of 60 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 33 of 60 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 32 of 60 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 30 of 60 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 31 of 60 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 33 of 60 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 34 of 60 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 39 of 60 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 52 of 60 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 52 of 60 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 55 of 60 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Baton Rouge

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About

Baton Rouge, LA

Overview of Baton Rouge

Many Baton Rouge apartments for rent are located on the Mississippi River in the Louisiana state capital. The city was once ruled by the French, the Spanish and West Florida. Today, Baton Rouge is home to a lively culture filled with history, arts and entertainment venues that families and individuals of all ages can enjoy. Today, Baton Rouge is home to 230,000 residents.

Living in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge apartments for rent offer residents the chance to immerse themselves in a city filled with many fun outdoor activities, including 190 public tennis courts, 184 city parks and 75 recreational facilities as well as eight swimming pools, seven golf courses and a large amusement park. Residents and visitors of Baton Rouge can enjoy live entertainment at the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, LSU's Union Theatre or the Baton Rouge Symphony. Art enthusiasts have access to numerous galleries, museums and festivals year round that feature both traditional and contemporary works.

Sports fans enjoy attending Louisiana State University events, like football, basketball and pre-game tailgating events. With 43 national championships, LSU is one of the state's and city's pride and joy.

Those living in Baton Rouge apartments enjoy shopping at the new Mall of Louisiana, the second largest mall in the state, for brand name, high fashion stores. One of the last independent bookstores offers new, old and rare titles at Cottonwood Books. Residents can even locate old, out of print books and request special orders at the shop.

Shop local at the Main Street Market and explore unique shops and cafes to buy home grown produce, flowers and art. You can even take a cooking class or participate in a cooking demonstration with local celebrity chefs.

Getting around Baton Rouge is easy thanks to the Capital Area Transit System. CATS serves the residents in the city of Baton Rouge, as well as the neighboring towns of Baker and Zachary.

Baton Rouge Apartments and Cost of Living

The East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority provides families and individuals in need with rental assistance. The Housing Program builds, renovates and maintains multi-family apartment buildings and units to create a safe and sustainable living environment for low- to moderate- income residents in need. Residents in need can seek assistance in obtaining Baton Rouge apartments for rent through the Housing Authority's assistance program.

Living in apartments in Baton Rouge is 2.8 less than the state average and 7.1 percent less than the national average. The price for a gallon of gas typically runs $3.49, a cup of coffee generally costs $4.41 and pizza is about $9.00, according to AreaVibes.

Apartments in Baton Rouge, Work and Study

Baton Rouge apartments can let you join the city's current 800,000 residents. Major Baton Rouge industries include education, energy and transportation. Top employers in Baton Rouge are BASF Wyandotte Corp., Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Dow Chemical Company, Entergy/Gulf States Utilities and Exxon Chemical Americas.

The city is home to a large college age population - most of the city's students attend either the Baton Rouge Community College, Louisiana State University, Our Lady of the Lake College or Southern University.

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