Relocating to Baton Rouge with Latter & Blum
Baton Rouge, a name which reputedly refers to the red stick that once marked the boundary between two Indian tribes, owes more to the French than its unusual name, for it was the French who explored, developed and settled the region during its significant early years.
By the middle of the eighteenth century, the Acadian exiles from Nova Scotia began to arrive in the area, joining the other French speaking settlers. After a number of years wandering down the Atlantic Coast, the Acadians were welcomed in Louisiana and soon made their homes along the rivers and bayous of the state. Their culture and influence is still strongly felt in South Louisiana.
Nineteenth century plantation life surrounds this city where all corners of Louisiana come together into one rich, thick gumbo. The Mississippi River built our past and continues to shape our future as it flows past plantations and attractions. Baton Rouge's history is filled with interesting anecdotes. Learn why the Old State Capitol is called “the little sham castle,” why the Sunshine Bridge was labeled a bridge that went “from nowhere to nowhere,” and why the Old Mississippi River Bridge, which Huey Long built, is impassable for large tankers.
Baton Rouge has it all. So come and explore our unique city! You'll find you have never seen more beautiful sights or tasted better food than in Baton Rouge... the Flavor of Louisiana!
Relocating to Baton Rouge
The Baton Rouge area is divided into 3 regions: south, southeast and central. The central area is more rural with homes in all price ranges, typically with larger lots. The south and southeast areas are the growth areas. The southern part of the city includes Louisiana State University and the downtown areas. You will find older, more established neighborhoods here. Cities that surround Baton Rouge are Denham Springs, Baker, Walker, Zachary, St. Francisville, Prairieville, Gonzales and Port Allen.
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