The Garden District looks and feels like a slice of New Orleans in Baton Rouge. This quiet and friendly neighborhood is full of historic properties and architecture dating back to 1910, all while also being surrounded by a big park, local businesses, and is situated close to LSU.
The neighborhood is only a few blocks away from city attractions like the developing restaurant scene on Government Street. Other notable sights include White Star Market, The Electric Depot, Red Stick Social, and dozens of locally-owned businesses. For families, the Garden District is within walking distance of some of the top schools in the city. But what really makes residents love living here are annual events like the popular Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day parade — not to mention garage sales, crawfish boils and block parties.
- Local flavors: One of the best places to get a cup of coffee is Garden District Coffee, which roasts its beans in house. Across the street is Zeeland Street Market, another local favorite for breakfast and delicious plate lunches.
- BREC City-Brooks Community Park: One of the biggest parks in the city, this 155-acre space includes a dog park, splash pad, golf course and a tennis center. Also in the park is Baton Rouge Gallery, a contemporary art center with new exhibits monthly and special events.
- Perfect for a walk, run or bike ride: With a collection of Live Oak trees, azalea gardens, and bike lanes connecting the neighborhood to the nearby Louisiana State University campus and lakes, you shouldn’t be surprised to see neighbors out and about at all times of the day.
Looking for homes in the Garden District? Here are all the current listings for the area!