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224 Apartments for rent in Baton Rouge, LA

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Last updated October 21 at 3:18pm UTC
Sable Chase at Sherwood Apartments
1860 Boulevard De Province
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 3:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$570
2 Bedrooms
$680
3 Bedrooms
$910
Warwick
8001 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 12:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$905
2 Bedrooms
$1,060
3 Bedrooms
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Ole Towne
1627 College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 1:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$965
The Patrician
5000 Claycut Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 1:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
Bienville Towers
2100 College Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 1:04pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$860
Bristol Place
5960 Siegen Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 3:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$899
2 Bedrooms
$1,105
Parc at Mid City
1100 S Foster Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 18 at 2:11pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$920
3 Bedrooms
$975
Tapestry Long Farm
16333 Columns Way
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 12:11pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,128
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
3 Bedrooms
$1,635
Tapestry Bocage
7857 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 12:15pm UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
$1,565
Retreat at Brightside
2000 Brightside Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated August 8 at 9:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$825
2 Bedrooms
$525
3 Bedrooms
$425
10600 Lakes Blvd #507
South Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 21 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
City Guide
Baton Rouge
Tips on Renting:

Look for Good Deals : The city is growing at a fantastic pace, and lucky for you, new construction and building projects are managing to keep up. This means that finding an apartment shouldn’t be too daunting of a task, and since there are plenty to choose from, many complexes are waiving application fees or offering specials. Don’t be afraid to name your price – the worst they can say is no.

Beat the Heat : You may be aware that Baton Rouge is located in the southern part of the United States. You may also be aware that the south can get hot. And I mean, hot. Baton Rouge is classified as a humid, subtropical climate. In layman’s terms, this means mild winters (woohoo!) and hot, humid summers (boo). Having air conditioning in your apartment is a huge benefit. Having a pool at your apartment is an even huger benefit.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Ready to start narrowing down the zip codes? Here’s a brief outline of some of the most promising (or most avoidable) locations to hang your southern hat.

Downtown: Although the downtown area is a popular destination for nightlife and entertainment, not many people actually live here. Construction on condominiums in this area is starting to pick up, but the rent can get a little pricey.

Spanish Town: One of the oldest neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, it’s also one of the hippest places to live. Home to a diverse population of free thinkers, Spanish Town also hosts the largest Mardi Gras parade in the city each year, so you know these residents like to get down.

Mid City: Known as an “artsy” neighborhood, an eclectic group of people call this place home. Due to several urban renewal projects, Mid City has generated an increased amount of interest of late and is an up-and-coming area of Baton Rouge.

LSU: Baton Rouge is home to the beloved Louisiana State University, who’s students all reside in the LSU / Lakeshore area. Although the bars and restaurants are hopping and the lakeshore itself offers many exercise options (walking, running and biking), the population is predominantly young college kids…so take that however you’d like.

October 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report. Baton Rouge rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baton Rouge rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Rent Report
Baton Rouge

October 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report. Baton Rouge rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baton Rouge rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Baton Rouge rents increased over the past month

Baton Rouge rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baton Rouge stand at $800 for a one-bedroom apartment and $920 for a two-bedroom. Baton Rouge's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, but trails the national average of 0.9%.

Baton Rouge rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Baton Rouge, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Baton Rouge is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Baton Rouge's median two-bedroom rent of $920 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 0.5% rise in Baton Rouge.
  • While Baton Rouge's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baton Rouge than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, which is more than three times the price in Baton Rouge.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Baton Rouge’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Baton Rouge renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

Key Findings in Baton Rouge inc...

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Baton Rouge Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Baton Rouge ranks on:
C Overall satisfaction
D Safety and crime rate
B- Jobs and career opportunities
D Recreational activities
C+ Affordability
D Quality of schools
C Social Life
F Weather
F Commute time
D State and local taxes
F Public transit
B- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Baton Rouge’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Baton Rouge renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

Key Findings in Baton Rouge include the following:

  • Baton Rouge renters gave their city a C overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Baton Rouge were jobs and career opportunities and pet-friendliness, which both received B- grades.
  • The areas of concern to Baton Rouge renters are commute time, weather and public transit, which all received scores of F.
  • Baton Rouge did relatively poorly compared to other Southern cities like Atlanta (B), New Orleans (B), Charleston (A-) and Columbia (B-).
  • Baton Rouge did relatively poorly compared to cities nationwide, including Houston (B+), San Francisco (B+) and Boston (A).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.