The city of heritage and charm

Living In New Orleans
City Information

Baton Rouge is one of the top recreational cities in the US. Baton Rouge has 4 seasons: Football, Mardi Gras, Crawfish, and Snoball. The city is deeply rooted in history, which can be best understood by visiting the Old Louisiana State Capitol. Cultural festivals take place every month, with traditional Creole and Cajun food along with live music ranging from Zydeco to Blues.  Baton Rouge is also home to Louisiana State University football, Southern University football, amusement parks, and water parks. 

Living in New Orleans
Housing

The average rental cost for a 2-4 bedroom apartment is $480/month. AmeriCorps members typically live in Spanish Town, Burbank and surrounding LSU, Garden District, and Sherwood Forest. 

Living In New Orleans
Transportation

Public transportation is unreliable and does not align well with AmeriCorps members’ schedules. AmeriCorps members are highly encouraged to have a personal vehicle or carpool with teammates.
Useful Baton Rouge Links

Video: Baton Rouge is on the move
Visit Baton Rouge
Tourism & Visitor Site
News & Events Calendar
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder

Fun Things to Do

Buy fresh and local produce six days a week at the public Main Street Market
Check out this list of 225 free and affordable things to do
Get up close and personal with nature on the inexpensive Bluebonnet Swamp Tour
Visit the beautiful Magnolia Mound Plantation House on Thursdays for free
Uncover the best of Baton Rouge food + drinks
Attend a Louisiana State University Tigers football game under the lights